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Tokyo & Hong Kong

It wasn't even 4 o'clock when my alarm went off. I had packed everything the night before, so it was a quick shower, and quick goodbye to a sleepy Steve, and I was out the door by ...

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Categories: Asia, G Adventures, Hong Kong, Japan

Tokyo

I woke up expecting bug bites, but happily had none. Neither did Steve. Some of the girls had found other insects in their rooms last night, but not any more cockroaches. Steve thi ...

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Black Eggs, Cockroaches and Hakone

Our baggage is being shipped once again, this time for Tokyo. With my laptop bag full of clothes, we headed to the train station at 6 in the morning. We rode it, switched trains, a ...

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Categories: Asia, G Adventures, Japan

Kyoto – The Storm

I was able to sleep in today, and woke up at 8am. I quickly showered, ignored the hotel's "bring an umbrella" warning, and began my first free day out on the town. My first stop on ...

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Kyoto – The Calm Before

When we arrived in Kyoto, we had a few hours before check-in. We decided then to go to a nearby shogun palace. This palace was used to be where Japanese samurai lived and report ...

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Miyajima

We took the train from the restaurant in Hiroshima about a half hour outside of the city to a port, and then crossed on a ferry to Miyajima island. Most temples in Japan are str ...

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima did not disappoint. (Editor's Note: If you wish to sign a petition to help make the future nuclear free, please check out The Atom Project. Thank you.) After a quic ...

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Himeji

Today I woke up, and skipped the shower. I normally don't do that, but the lodge didn't have any warm water, except for the bath water from last night which, but that had long been ...

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The Mountain Village of Koyasan

I awoke at 5 this morning and hustled to the subway station. From there we took a commercial train an hour and a half outside of the city. Then we took a rail car half an hour up a ...

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    5 Weekend Destinations In Saskatchewan

    The past few weeks have been really busy for me, with a lot more time at the office and a lot less time travelling. Thankfully, the weekend is just around the corner and with it co ...

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    Birthday Freebies in Regina – Updated for 2024!

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    How Does a Buddhist Celebrate Christmas?

    With the holiday season upon us, many people have begun asking me if and how I plan to celebrate Christmas. This is a good question, and I completely understand the confusion since ...

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