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Solo Travel: Japan

Why Japan? Because it’s beautiful, peaceful, memorable, iconic, distinctive, easy to get around, and perfect for a solo traveler! Check out my 10 Reasons to Visit Japan and start listing your travel preferences. Do you want the countryside? Consider Ise City. Prefer a world-class city experience? Definitely spend some time in Tokyo! Want old world charm? Kyoto… Continue reading Solo Travel: Japan

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Iconic Singapore Sites

This Motivation Monday is coming to you from the city-state of Singapore in exotic Southeast Asia! Never been to Singapore? Don’t know much about it? You may recognize some of these iconic spots. If you ever find yourself searching the world for Merlions and what appears to be a surf board in the sky, Singapore… Continue reading Iconic Singapore Sites

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What to Eat in Japan

If you’ve been following my series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working in Japan, you’ll definitely want to read this one! It’s a very special What I Ate Wednesday! What did I eat in three months in Japan? Basically tons and tons of raw seafood! And about a half a ton… Continue reading What to Eat in Japan

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The Journey Home

Originally published on 31 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working in Japan! I’m home! After one last Sushi Lo supper on Saturday, I turned in my bike and waited at the school for Mrs. Koda to pick me up. She came about 7:15 or… Continue reading The Journey Home

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Futami: I Couldn’t Stay Away

Originally published on 29 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working abroad in Japan! Today I woke up early to talk to Mom online and get to the beach one last time. Next time I talk to my family, it’ll be in the flesh!… Continue reading Futami: I Couldn’t Stay Away

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Tying Up Loose Ends

Originally published on 29 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my time living and working abroad in Japan! Is it really the last day? Yes! Yes it is! The past 3 days since I got back from Tokyo have been relaxing, wonderful, and memorable. On Thursday, I turned in… Continue reading Tying Up Loose Ends

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Third Year Death Ceremony

Originally published on 23 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer abroad living and working in Japan! Time for the much-anticipated Third Year Death Ceremony! Mrs. Koda’s mother came to ride to the ceremony with us. She’s cute and looks just like Mrs. Koda. We got in… Continue reading Third Year Death Ceremony

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Going Away Party

Originally published on 23 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working abroad teaching English in Japan! Wow, there’s so much to say about the past 2 days! At work yesterday (after having a week to cool off from the incident with Yuri, it wasn’t… Continue reading Going Away Party

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Daiki: The Japanese Meal of a Lifetime

Originally published on 23 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working abroad in Japan! And this is a very special post in the series because it’s What I Ate Wednesday! Time for a traditional Japanese meal! Okay, we walked into this place that… Continue reading Daiki: The Japanese Meal of a Lifetime

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Pearls are this Girl’s Best Friend

Originally published on 19 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first ever trip abroad, teaching English and living in Japan! Hey there! So here’s the latest since my last e-mail. I went to Pearl Island again to see the Mikimoto Memorial Hall that we didn’t get to see before.… Continue reading Pearls are this Girl’s Best Friend