Meeting Folks

I made it to the flight no worries, but would have never expected what happened next. While waiting for the plane to board, an…

The China Express

China is a land of mystery as much to those who live there as it is for those of us traveling through. Barbaric from…

Turtle Talk

In keeping with what has turned out to be somewhat of an island fetish, my trip down south to Kyushu, the southern most island…

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…

Sadoriffic!

The island of Sadogashima, just off the coast of Niigata City in the Sea of Japan proved to be an amazing discovery, one of…

Nagoya Festival

Jumping right back into things when I got back to Japan, I got word of the big festival hapening in Nagoya, and was off…

Isidori Drumming Festival

I made sure to postpone my departure from Japan, because everybody said this was a festival not to be missed. How right they were….

The Far North!

Hokkaido is the northern most of the main islands which comprise Japan. And Natalie and I went to the northern tip of Hokkaido. We…

Mt. Fuji Climb

We arrived at the base of Mt. Fuji around 10am Monday morning and easily found the cabin. We then drove up the mountain to…

The Big City

Contributed By Natalie The Japan I was introduced to is one of vast contrasts. Our trip to Tokyo only helped to confirm these impressions….