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Day 73: What are the top 5 destinations on your travel bucket list?

I like making lists. It’s a good distraction, and right now, I feel like we could use a good distraction. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t have a list of places they’d like to travel to in the world. 866 more words

Covid Chronicles

Sapporo 2019: When the typhoon caught up to me

I woke up the next morning to heavy rain outside the hostel. Back when I was in Nikko I had seen on the weather satellite imagery that another typhoon was starting to cross over Japan and for about a week I had managed to outrun it but when I was in Sapporo it finally caught up to me. 117 more words


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Why Was Japan's COVID-19 Response Successful?

On Tuesday 26th May Japan’s COVID-19 state of emergency ended, five days earlier than expected and with deaths down to low double digits every day. The state of emergency was accompanied by a voluntary lockdown that started on 8th April for Tokyo and six other prefectures, extending to the rest of Japan a week later and ending in the rest of Japan a week before the lockdown ended in Tokyo. 2,889 more words

Meat Life

Sushi and samurai, gardens and gold

Kanazawa, Japan – November 2019

While planning last autumn’s trip to Japan, I was keen to include a stop on the itinerary that wasn’t just the usual Tokyo or Kyoto (as fantastic as those places are). 2,850 more words