Day 725

1. Attending a community education class that was full of positive, empowering messages. Love this.

2. Receiving a compact Japanese-English phrasebook in the mail today.  The upcoming trip is starting to get really real…

3. Unexpectedly finding several interesting audio books at the library today!  If I’m going to be sitting on a plane for over 30 hours over the course of a mere 7 days, I want lots of stories to sustain me.

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9 thoughts on “Day 725

  1. Ruth

    Have a wonderful trip. Stef. Can’t wait to see your photos.
    Will you take crochet with you? You could make a lot of something with all of those hours in the airport and on plane. I take knitting and always carry bamboo or wooden needles, not metal and have never had a problem. I know they sell wooden crochet hooks. Thinking of you as you prepare for your travels.


    1. Stef Post author

      We are “backpacking” in Japan (in that we are staying in 4 different hotels over the course of 7 days, and riding the train a lot), so I’m trying to keep my bags as streamlined as possible. So I won’t be bringing much crochet – but I will be bringing Elvis! 🙂 Thank you for thinking of me as we gear up for the adventure!

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    1. Stef Post author

      Thanks! We are flying into/out of Tokyo, so we are spending a day on each end of the trip in that city. For the mid-section of our trip we are spending several days in Kyoto, with one day trip to Hiroshima planned. Have you been to Japan? Any advice? I’ll take all the tips I can get!


      1. Buri-chan

        Actually, I live in Japan! I work in foreign tourism and international exchange for the city of Matsue (a couple hours north of Hiroshima by bus), so my very biased advice is to come to a relaxed castle town like Matsue. ~_^ Sounds like it’s already a full trip, though, so enjoy it at your pace! Try some matcha and wagashi (powdered green tea and traditional Japanese style confectioneries), take as much time as you need in the Peace Memorial, remember to bring your own hand towel for public toilets as they don’t always supply them, and remember that if you encounter a geisha in Kyoto, especially one who lets you take a photo with her, she’s probably not a real geisha. That said, you’ll be in very busy, big cities, but modern city life is still a very geniune aspect of Japanese culture!


      2. Stef Post author

        Oh wow, awesome! Thank you for the tips, and for the suggestions of things to see and try. If you have any more advice, I’m open to hearing it all! 🙂


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