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Category Archives: Japan

Japan and Korea – the lost writings

Today I signed a 6 month contract to teach in Moscow. Perhaps not the wisest move it will be a time filled with adventure and experiences. It will also be … Continue reading

November 9, 2011 · 7 Comments

Pain in a Bag

Most Japanese country folk get up early.  Really early. Mainly seniors these people are usually farmers.  They don’t particularly like change or foreigners it seems, maybe at the crack of … Continue reading

September 29, 2011 · 3 Comments

A Salute to Japanese Toilets

So many buttons!!! What do I press? One makes a flushing noise. Another squirts water while another one makes it ossolate. Another button increases water jet pressure while a dial … Continue reading

December 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Trains of Japan

>Some lumber and sway as they chug slowly along. Others speed seemingly motionless at 300 km/h. Others tilt around corners to maximize speed while you sit in hip hugging chairs … Continue reading

December 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

Accommodation Types In Japan

>Hotels are boring! Why not stay somewhere else? How about an internet cafe? For 8 hours one of the booths can be yours. You get unlimited internet, tv, manga comics … Continue reading

December 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

Onsen – Japanese Thermal Baths

>Japan is up to its neck in hot water. Literally!!!!! This nation loves its thermal baths or onsens. I am in a little town called Beppu which the guidebooks claims … Continue reading

December 6, 2010 · Leave a comment

Lets Eat Japanese Style

>Lets eat!!!! But the menu is expensive and in unreadable script. Without a Japanese friend their is simply no translation. Luckily some budget places have pictures on the ordering machine. … Continue reading

December 6, 2010 · 2 Comments

All the Food is Plastic

>Lets eat!!!! But the menu is expensive and in unreadable script. Without a Japanese friend their is simply no translation. Luckily some budget places have pictures on the ordering machine. … Continue reading

December 6, 2010 · Leave a comment

Japan!!!! – First Impression

Wow this is a lot like Canada. I was sick and on the surface everything looked very modern and clean compared to India. However, below the surface is an ultramodern … Continue reading

December 5, 2010 · Leave a comment

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