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While you were working – Orange Dreams, Osaka, Japan

 Our feet with the rubber thongs that carry too many rough traveller credits pad a little out of place on the wide paved footpath of Osaka’s central business area. Charlie’s green T-shirt has that little rip near the tag that is getting wider and wider by the country but it’s so warm at altitude while […]

Gluttony Expedition – Standards, Tado, Japan

It’s all very confusing this Japan thing, technology and culture just don’t get along, plastic single serve packaging rarely has anything to do with the warm fuzzy textures that make us human. Rounding the bend at the top of an informal cobbled pathway to the main street of Tsumago is one of those places that […]

While you were working – Counting the Cost, Tado, Japan

 There’s a definite food hangover in Aki’s house, a hectic few days of hiking, eating and sightseeing has us sitting in the lounge room in front of the biggest TV I’ve ever watched to gorge on fat toast slices with ham and egg. We were going to do a short hike today but six sore […]

While you were working – Please Rewind, Tado, Japan

 Love the sinner, hate the sin; that’s how the saying goes I believe. We love this mountain climbing thing but there’s no avoiding it, this 2:45am wake up is an abomination of biblical proportions. It’s not an abomination in the gay sex, eating shellfish or wearing different fabrics at once kind of way, that just […]

While you were working – Life Beneath a Cloud, Gotemba, Japan

 Kicked out of the apartment at 8am I find myself wandering the streets of Tokyo while Charlie takes a call back home to a prospective new employer, not happy with the title ‘unemployed, kept husband’ it seems. A light spatter of rain gives the city a sheen in the subdued morning hour, there’s little trace […]

While you were working – Eternal Sunshine, Tokyo, Japan

 Beyond the ocean of iconic cultural markers Japan has thrown up for us there lies a far greater history that paves an unbroken road to the Japan we know today. In our lifetimes Japan has long held it’s allure as a nation of wonder but before that Japan was for a long time an imperial […]

While you were working – Super Dreams, Tokyo, Japan

 What’s Japan, what makes this huge little country stand so boldly on the world stage? Surely that question posed to ten different people would draw ten distinct answers, as distinct as the many facets of what makes this nation the character that it is. For many of our generation the romantic seed of Japan was […]

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