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The Pursuit

As we progress through life, our priorities often change. I, having been single for most of my 35 years of life, was mostly always only focused on myself, my own wants and needs, my own future, my own path in life. Now that I have been in a relationship for the last year, my priorities…

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Life, Time, and The Future

Sunday, 01 January 2017. It’s been a while. Since my last blog entry, I went back to Japan again, during late November and early December, and spent a most wonderful 3 weeks in Tokyo and Beppu. Throughout the time leading up to that trip, I had been constantly busy, either with work or with travelling…

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There And Back Again

Saturday, 10 September 2016. How do you go back to your normal way of life, your everyday and ordinary, after having had an adventure that is completely out of the ordinary,¬†such as I had in Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan? I know that many people have had the experience of travelling to another country, especially…

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Japan – At Journey’s End

Wednesday, 22 June 2016. Three days into my hike along the Nakasendo Way, from Kyoto to Tokyo, by way of the Shiga, Gifu, Nagano, and Saitama prefectures, the journey ended. The reasons for this sudden ending of my trek was manifold, with various factors all aiding in the decision to change my course and travel…

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Japan – Good Friends Along The Way

Sunday, 05 June 2016. Leaving Hiroshima was not easy. For one, its tragic past was an ever-present reminder of the frailty of life and the regrettable folly of man. Yet the city, as with all of the cities I have encountered in Japan, holds a festive mood and a mutual joy of coming together with…

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Japan – The Biting Deer Of Nara

Sunday, 1 May 2016. I am currently sitting on a highway bus, heading to Nara City, in the Nara prefecture, situated next to Osaka and Kyoto. I was in Nagoya for the past three days, exploring the big city’s unique cultural treasures, following my stay in Shizuoka. Back in Shizuoka, I ended up finding the…

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Japan – Leaving Tokyo and Heading South

Tuesday, 26 April 2016. I left Tokyo six days ago, heading to the first stop of my southern trek across Japan, to the mountain town of Hakone. Hakone is south of Yokohama, which is in the same prefecture, of Kanagawa, and east of Mt. Fuji, which is in the Yamanashi prefecture. It is an area…

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