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Entries Tagged as 'thinking out loud'

He who laughs last

October 13th, 2008

…laughs the hardest.
Three months after I reached Cape Soya on foot, the class of ‘08 has doubled as Chris Lynch has finished his walk across Japan too. He hasn’t updated his site yet but I just spoke to him on the phone and he’s already heading back south to Tokyo. It’s cold up there on [...]

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006 – Kyoto City Center Hostel SUCKS!

April 6th, 2008

Tonight Oliver Gilmour, the manager of Kyoto City Center Hostel, the rudest hostel manager I have ever met, threw the two of us out on the street. It was after 10pm and it’s a Sunday and Kyoto is full. What on earth did he think we were going to do? The trouble began this morning [...]

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Phase one complete

April 1st, 2008

   4 hours until I set off for the airport, another 4 hours after that I’ll be airborne and the planning phase will truly be over. I should probably send a shout out to a few people for their special efforts in getting me this far. Paul B. hasn’t just been helping me solder wires and [...]

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Neither crazy nor unique

February 7th, 2008

Imagine my surprise when I started researching how to get to my starting pointing at Cape Sata and discovered FourCornersOfJapan.net. This year two Australians are also walking the length of Japan and I may very well get to meet them on the trail. Chris and Ian are friends but are not walking [...]

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It’s Official

January 26th, 2008

   I have official resigned from my day job and now that my passport had been returned with a visa printed in it I can finally start to believe this is going to happen. I’ve been working there for 3.5 years and probably would have been there for a few more it this plan hadn’t occurred [...]

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He was the best of us

January 11th, 2008

   Sir Edmund Hillary was an impressive man. ‘ Tenzing Norgay and he were the first to climb Mount Everest, that much is well known. Since then he worked on many charity projects, setting up schools in Nepal being perhaps the most successful, and had plenty of other adventures like driving a tractor to the south [...]

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Why do I walk?

December 20th, 2007

   I watched Kintaro Walks japan again last night and noticed things I didn’t spot before. He was wearing really heavy boots, big solid leather ones and the weather didn’t look like southern California. This second point should be obvious but it means this walk is going to need very different gear to the stuff I [...]

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