Monthly Archives: April 2014

WINTER 2013-14 – Bhutan, SE Asia, Taiwan, S Korea, Japan

The Best Things to See in SE Asia BHUTAN – Travel Facts, The Trip MYANMAR – Travel Facts, Democracy in Myanmar, Army Manoeuvres, The Economy, The Trip THAILAND – Travel Facts, Monarchy, The Trip LAOS – Travel Facts, Laos Today, … Continue reading

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Japan Alps, N Honshu, Hokkaido

Nagoya (pop 2.26 million) is a manufacturing power house, home to Toyota, and with a GDP topping many small countries. Located on a large plain between Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka, it is the gateway to the Japan alps to the north. … Continue reading

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Ultralite Food Ideas

The best ultralight backpacking foods are high in calories, compact, and fast to prepare. In order to keep your food load as lightweight as possible, you want to carry foods that have 100 calories per ounce or more. One ounce … Continue reading

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Japan Alps and Northern Honshu

Nagoya (pop 2.26 million) is a manufacturing power house, home to Toyota, and with a GDP topping many small countries. Located on a large plain between Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka, it is the gateway to the Japan alps to the north. … Continue reading

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Mt Fuji, Nikko, Tokyo

With 3 days left on my JR Pass, I took the shikansen north-east to Yokahama, just short of Tokyo and then north to the north side of Mount Fuji and the Fuji Five Lakes. One can spend all day walking … Continue reading

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Yakushima, Beppu, Sandan Gorge, Onomichi

March 29 was a huge train day where I took bullet trains all the way from Aomori on the north tip of Honshu via Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima and Fukuoka to Kagoshima on the south tip of Kyushu, basically the … Continue reading

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