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O-Boy, O-bon: Tokushima Awaodori

Obon festival is something that I never fully experienced full-hand in California, although it was definitely not because of the lack of festivities going on. Obon festival was an annual treat at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple but I felt like a transplanted mixed Japanese girl that didn’t quite belong because I didn’t understand much about Japanese culture. 1,302 more words

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While at Julia’s, I looked up some possible sleeping options for Friday night and the weekend, and I ended up booking a room through Airbnb for Friday night through Sunday afternoon. 1,432 more words


Because Fries and Mayo just isn't the same as Timmies and Timbits.

Finishing up week 9 of Jen Cote’s Time in Europe has been accompanied by many feelings of missing home. It’s the little things which I always enjoyed about Canada but these little things… I actually MISS them now. 371 more words


Tokyo Drifter

Flying in to Narita is a little painful. Narita Airport is fairly far removed from the heart of Tokyo so it took about 90 minutes by bus. 1,020 more words

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With Anything French, There is Always an Exception

              Yesterday morning I had to get up relatively early to meet up with the other Chambéry assistants to catch the train to Grenoble for our… 3,209 more words


The Eternally Long Journey

After approximately 36 hours of travelling, I finally made it to Chambéry. My entire process for getting here was rather ridiculous, almost backward, and one hell of a ride. 1,601 more words


Leaving England for France – A Long Holiday

It has only been four weeks since we left England and drove to France to stay at our new holiday home for a long visit, although it feels like months ago when we were packing up things to take to France. 646 more words

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