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I went to Japan and Korea over Christmas for a bunch of reasons. In short it was really, really awesome. I stayed in 2 different capsule hotels. Capsules are two to a column (one top, one bottom). They come with a TV and you close them with a blind (but if people snore you can […]

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Aug/11

19

It’s been a while

I always mean to blog more, but usually it’s one of these thoughts that comes up in a conversation, or while I’m on a bus, or … so yeah. This time I’ve remembered all the way home, so let’s go! I’ve now started at my new job at Google in Sydney (yes, free food!). It’s […]

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In Tokyo there’s one railway line which circumnavigates central Tokyo, visiting a lot of the largest cities which have built up around the huge stations which drive Tokyo’s multi-million person daily commute. It’s called the Yamanote line. I decided to walk around it. Here we go! I started out there at 9:20 after a densely […]

May/11

4

Andong, Korea

Let’s skip over a bunch of stuff and into next week. Somewhere in there I went to Seoul and a couple of other places. Maybe some other day. Andong is an inland city in Gyeonsangbukdo (안동,경상붘도, the romanization is not great, don’t try to pronounce it), roughly in the middle of South Korea ( map […]

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It’s nice when things go to plan. My friend and I had a great plan, since we couldn’t fly to Japan without a stopover we were going to visit his brother in Melbourne and then leave the next morning. Of course, there was the problem of the tsunami and the ongoing nuclear issues, but for […]

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May/11

4

Random Blogging

Last month and this month I’m traveling in Asia, mostly Japan and Korea. Since I’ve neglected my blog for about a year (since I last did something interesting, clearly) I’m going to post more random things about my travels in an effort to pretend I never stopped. At some point I might also start typing […]

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Mar/10

10

Postcards

In recent weeks a number of decidedly odd postcards have appeared on Twitter (and elsewhere), apparently sent to our friends from Japan by a couple of random people (if you have seen these people or know anything about their decidedly odd activities, please get in contact with me) [edit] [I may award a decidedly odd […]

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Feb/10

17

Commentary

Just about to leave Japan so I thought I’d share some interesting moment from the past few weeks. All photos taken from iPhone as we haven’t had many good clear days for photography and I haven’t wanted to carry it around much because I lost the lens cap (now replaced). iPhone encourages immediacy as well, […]

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Feb/10

11

Random Photos

I uploaded these before but didn’t have time to post. Just about to run out of time again, so I can’t write much.

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A few hours ago my friend Josh posted an excellent blog post of what we’ve been up to in Japan (http://joshdeprez.com/?p=416). It strikes me that there’s a lot missing. This post will attempt to fill in the gaps. It will skip through the things Josh explains. One disclaimer – I make no representations about the […]

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