Monthly Archives: July 2009

Catching up: Kyoto and Nara

I have one more big recap update to make, and this is it. This is our day spent in Kyoto and Nara doing some sightseeing on a tour bus. It was a very long, hot day and Gram and I … Continue reading

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Catching up – Nagoya and Arrival in Kyoto

I’ve been MIA for the last couple of days! Internet connection from our hotel/ryokan in Kyoto was poor, as expected. We spent one day in Osaka and most of that was spent either sleeping or sweating outside, so now I’m … Continue reading

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Hello from Nagoya!

Today I’m reporting from Nagoya. We took the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) from Tokyo Station to Nagoya station this afternoon and have been checking things out on foot here. Yesterday was a VERY busy day. We took a walking tour in … Continue reading

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Wow, okay, so the first day in Tokyo is winding down. What a day. I’ll recap what happened last night in the form of pictures for now – I took lots of video of the journey into the city as … Continue reading

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I’m hanging out in PDX at 8:07 AM. My flight from RDM left this morning at 6:00 AM and I’ve been up since 4:15 AM. I have a flight to San Fransisco, then will hop on the flight to Japan. … Continue reading

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Packing up

It’s the day before I leave Oregon to go to Japan. I’ve never been outside the country (save for short family trips to Canada and Tijuana) and am having a hard time wrangling my emotions. Excitement, nervousness, sadness, eagerness, ambitiousness, … Continue reading

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