Yea, English!

A community center in Kuwana that we teach English at felt it necessary to take us English teachers out to lunch. It was a great meal of Udon noodles or Soba noodles accompanied by the usual array of Japanese side dishes: Tempura, Tsukemono (crunchy pickles), Miso soup, Sashimi (raw fish), Sushi rolls (raw fish rolled in rice and seaweed), Chawanmushi (a pot steamed hotch-potch), and various other dishes, the names of which I cannot release for national security reasons.

But, it was great fun and the members of the class tell us they enjoy the English class very much. Many of them are also avid followers! So, to the right, as recorded by phone, are a pair of pics proving it all truly happened!

About the author

Adventure Correspondent Cameron L. Martindell is a freelance adventure travel and expedition writer, photographer and filmmaker who founded in 2000. He has contributed to Elevation Outdoors Magazine, The Gear Junkie, National Geographic, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Outside, Backpacker, Wired, Australian Geographic, and others. He has been to all seven continents and lived on five of them, including a four-month stint at the South Pole. Cameron has more than 10 years of mountain search and rescue experience, is an Eagle Scout, has been an Australian bush firefighter, competes in sailing regattas, plans national and international youth programs, guides Oregon rafting trips and Australian bush backpacking trips.


  1. where are the pictures that you took using my phone, cam? it was a nice addition to an all ready awesome site:)

    1. That is a good question. Will have to dig into the archives. I guess they didn't get transferred when I moved the site over to WordPress.

      1. fair enough…i miss seeing my classes there. i hope they are doing well. last summer i went by some familiar sites, but to no avail did not see anyone except for one from isl. ce la vie.

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