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Where on earth is Nagoya?

I have to confess, I'd never heard of Nagoya before I came to Japan. It's a not so little city on the south coast of central Japan (west of Tokyo, east of Osaka). It's a major industrial center and home to Toyota, Honda and other major players ...

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Dr Strangelove: or How We Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love Hiroshima.

Hiroshima, the name conjures up only one image to just about everyone.  It's a strange tourist destination in that sense. In the same ilk as Auschwitz or the Cambodian Killing Fields. How odd it is to think that these places, where some of the worst atrocities in history occurred ...

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Osaka in one day

Finally, the SE Asia leg of our journey has come to an end. We are very sad, it's been a great few months there, but also we have the excitement that comes with going to somewhere very different. We are now in Osaka, Japan, and it's quite a ...

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Hoi An

Hoi An is a chocolate-box town. Picturesque, charming and smack-bang in the center of Vietnam's coastline. It's particularly pretty at nightfall when lanterns and floating candles illuminate the old quarter, and show off the old architecture and the Japanese bridge to their fullest. It's so pretty in ...

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Can Tho: Floating Markets And The Mekong Delta

After our previous journey in a mini-van, we were not looking forward to the bus ride from Kampot to our next destination, the Vietnamese city of Can Tho, deep in the Mekong Delta and famed for its floating markets. We had read so many horror stories about getting from Kampot ...

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do --- Mark Twain

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