Off Yonder – Adventure Travel Stories - Seeing the world for what it is

Europe: Tour, Symphony, Ski, Reunion
Gratz, Austria

040103-europe-091-chrisWe had great week in Austria, taking day trips to Ljubljana and Bratislava, and then bringing in the new year in Graz, with Alastair. The three of us then headed to Western Austria to ski!

Chris and I took the train into Germany to hunt down our long lost classmates from 20 years ago!

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The Big City
Tokyo, Japan

Contributed By Natalie The Japan I was introduced to is one of vast contrasts. Our trip to Tokyo only helped to confirm these impressions. Within the space of 24 hrs I had seen empty Tokyo streets and crowded, bustling shopping arcades. The homeless sleeping in the subway stations and camped in the parks while nearby […]

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Hiroshima & Kyoto
Honshu, Japan

The first trip Natalie and I took after she arrived was on the train south to Hiroshima. It was a pretty wet and gloomy day… sort of appropreate as we toured the Peace Park and A-Dome, one of the few buildings still standing after the bomb. We then headed over to Miya-Jima (island) to see […]

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The Grand Shrine
Ise, Japan

It’s about time I had a little slap in the face regarding Japanese culture. Coming to Japan, I knew things would be different. The culture, the food, the lifestyle, and oh, how can I forget the language! But these were differences I expected, and for the most part have not been surprised as related issues […]

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Sea of Japan
Komono to Fukui, Japan

With the limited weekend time I have, Saturday night to Monday afternoon, I decided to make a run for the border and see how far I could get, and if I could get back in time for class! Well, the short of it is I did, and had an excellent trip to boot. To be […]

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