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Exchange Student's Guide to Tokyo, Days 2 & 3

Our first full day was shopping day. I was glad we got it done with on the first day, so I didn’t have to worry about it too much for later in the week. 562 more words

How Culture Shock Tore Me Apart

I’ve been putting off this blog post for a number of reasons: school, traveling, being sick, and waiting for myself to not feel the shock anymore. 2,723 more words


We Who Wander

This is a series of posts about Italy, Malta, and Spain that starts here.

Lynn and I were done with the Acosta Museum by 11:00 am. 679 more words


Papua New Guinean sojourn

In 1980 my wife and I went to Papua New Guinea on a three year contract to work for the National Library Service in Port Moresby. 1,058 more words


Exchange Student's Guide to Tokyo, Day 1: The Arrival

I am currently sitting in an apartment in Tokyo eating eggs. Since food is expensive in Tokyo, I’m out to save money by making my own breakfasts, which sounded like a good plan until I had to figure out how to buy milk, eggs, butter, and cheese in a country that doesn’t speak English. 291 more words

Flash Fiction Friday: Culture Shock

The storm arrives, and it is anything but quiet. Drops of rain pelt against your paper-thin umbrella, withering your defenses. You’re left no other choice but to shuffle inside a random… 1,041 more words


Mystery Artist #2

This is a series of posts about Italy, Malta, and Spain that starts here.

Day Two in Granada.  We had breakfast in the hotel, which provided quite a spread.  683 more words