The end of 2014 brings an end to a lot of things in the JWs’ life, most notably their four years of travelling, living and teaching adventures in Japan (and this blog).
In this last post of the “Okinawa Island Hopping Adventures” series, the JWs and Zelmukii explore Okinawa Main Island and meet several giant adorable whale sharks.
On their last full day in the Yaeyamas, the JWs and Zelmukii set off to explore the centre of the Yaeyamas: Specifically, what lies under the ground, under the sea, and under the palm trees of Ishigaki Island.
In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the Yamaneko sleeps tonight. Iriomote Island, the jungle island, was the second destination of our island hopping Okinawan adventure, and it was AWESOME.
The JWs and Zelmukii explore Taketomi Island, a tiny little island that is home to a preserved Ryukyu Kingdom-era village.
In one last epic Japan adventure (and one last epic blog post series) the JWs team up with their friends from Canada to go island hopping in Okinawa.
Janelle and Jordan get naked with the locals, then fulfill a several-years-in-the-waiting quest to find a very specific spot from a postcard.
In what is possibly one of the JWs’ best trips yet, they catch and cook their own prawns, eat dumplings made by Tom Cruise,* and meet the magnificent Richard Parker himself!
Highlights from the JWs Christmas adventures in Japan and Korea: Kobe Port, Osaka German Christmas Market, Seoul Tower of Love, and a Snowy adventure to North Korea!
Is community a thing of the past? I don’t mean online communities like WordPress, but actual, outside-your-front-door community. Sometimes it seems like the familiar, can-I-borrow-a-cup-of-sugar feeling of neighbourhood community is a lot harder to come by these days. Is that because I’m traipsing around the world, a linguistically-challenged perpetual outsider? Or are the lines that separate “community” from …
My entry for this week’s photo challenge, “Grand,” is this photo of Taipei 101 stretching into the clouds. Taipei 101 is one of the tallest buildings in the world. When it was initially built 10 years ago, it was the tallest, but currently sits in third place after being surpassed in 2010. It was the first building ever …
The JWs embark on a grand leaf-viewing adventure to Kourankei in Aichi Prefecture, and it is magical!