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Before I start my story please allow me introduce you to Kyla Duffy and her infamous dog Bill. Kyla is my team mate and, more importantly, my friend. Bill? Well, he tolerates me and occasionally is even happy to see me. (He can be a bit of a curmudgeon....but don't tell Kyla I said that.)
A day in the life of a circus performer is anything but dull. Any time a group of widely varying ...
... around low twenties-after a week in Tokyo that boiling sauna everything seems cold). At times I had the feeling I was in Brussels minus the beer and waffles. Here it was sake and Japanese sweet balls. And might I add we stayed in a hostel! Yes two whole nights! I feel like a true hippie not washing my hair, travelling with a backpack and a 4 year old. Anyway the hostel was great minus the slight smell of old shoes (I think this ...
... train station and set off for a brief stay in Shirakawa -go and a night and morning in Kanazawa. We said our goodbyes at Takayama to our new friends from Melbourne. We got on with them splendidly , with many shared interests and stimulating conversations. Sad that we did not have more time together. After a two hour bus ride through sone mountainous terrain we stopped in Shirokawa -go, a Unesco world heritage sight. It is a small town nestled in a valley between mountains. It is ...
... are so helpful an average individual 'off the street’ will actually take a train ride in the opposite direction they are traveling just to make sure you reach your destination! True story! One of my early experiences in Japan was just that. My friend and I were trying to find a particular shopping destination that was located outside our home town. After arriving at what we believed was the correct train station we questioned a random ...
... was still interesting to see, and we applauded politely after each one, but after a few of them I felt like I'd seen enough and we headed home.
Our hotel room was the smallest we'd ever been in. The path from the door was marginally wider than our suitcase and we could barely move around while inside. The two of us couldn't be both standing. Cozy. While flipping through channels, we came across the AKB48 election results, where some girl had gone ...
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