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Japan

Biking around the world

One thing I like to do when I travel is bike wherever I can. It’s fun, it’s active and it allows you to cover a lot of terrain but doesn’t go so fast that you miss the core sites. Although all of the biking I […]

Subway Systems

Subway Systems

As a non-driver (i.e. I don’t know how to drive!), I am heavily dependent on public transportation. The Toronto public transit system has sadly deteriorated quickly over the last few years. There are various reasons for this: lack of public funding, lack of efficiency, slow […]

Funny signs

Funny signs

Here are some funny signs I’ve seen so far. Japan The Japanese love to use cartoons in all their signs. Sometimes it seems inappropriate!           China The best signs are definitely found in China. Instead of using a translator which are […]

More photos of Japan

More photos of Japan

Tokyo                                         Mt Fuji (Kawaguchi)           Hiroshima                   Miyajima           […]

Japan – the land of geeks

Japan – the land of geeks

Ever since a grade five cultural unit on Japan, I’ve wanted to visit the country. Sumo wrestlers, sushi, haikus – the country seemed so far and exotic. There were also elements of Japanese culture that were a part of my childhood: Pocky, Hello Kitty, Twinstar, […]