Much ado about nothing

Probably. After a long absence from my blog, I’m making an attempt to upload some of the travel photos that used to live on my old iWeb site. It’s been a good project for the week, as I’m solo parenting while my husband is away on business. When that happens, I usually find I don’t …

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J2K1 – Himeji area

JAPAN, OCTOBER 1-17, 2001 After Tokyo, we hopped on the shinkansen (the bullet train) again and made our way to Himeji.  One of our purposes for stopping here was to visit the famous castle.  Another was for a matsuri, or festival. I remember that we arrived, checked into our ryokan-style hotel, and went looking for dinner. …

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J2K1 – Tokyo, take 2

JAPAN, OCTOBER 1-17, 2001 After Hiroshima, we went back to Tokyo for more sightseeing and shopping.  That was the “fun” of traveling before internet reservations, your itinerary was probably a little less streamlined that it would be today. Our ryokan was in Nippori, way back before it was the tourist hot spot that it is …

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J2K1 – Hiroshima & Miyajima

JAPAN, OCTOBER 1-17, 2001 I remember that we arrived at Hiroshima at night; we found our ryokan and explored.  I have lots of blurry, barely recognizable photos of the Hiroshima Peace Park from that first night, but won’t bother with them here. The next day we used our rail passes to travel by train and …

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J2K1 – The Kyoto area

Japan, October 1-17, 2001 Kyoto, Uji, & Nara Kyoto.  What can you say about Kyoto?  Completely different from Tokyo, but even more amazing and historic.  No matter how many times we go, we have to stop in Kyoto.  There is always something new to discover, or an old favorite to revisit.  If Tokyo is the …

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