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John Dawson
Worked at DIER
Attended Taroona High School
Lives in Hobart, Tasmania
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Bucket List #101 - Experience an Earhquake
Sometimes I'm so funny I make the ground shake. I've been laid low in Yokohama with an extremely sore foot, but Kim and I did manage to make it out onto the bikes briefly to go and get some lunch at a place she saw down the road that took her interest. It w...
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Shimanami Kaido (Onomichi) - Japan's Cycling Road
You know what's really cool about Japan? You don't have to wear a helmet when riding a bike. What's even cooler is that this seems to work really,  really well. You see there's a whole class of cyclists in Japan that we just don't see in Australia: Normal p...
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Kyoto
I started reading the book " Riding the trains in Japan " today, but to be honest gave up about 30 pages in as it was all a bit deep thinking for me. However, in those thirty or so pages it did make the very interesting point that todays travel writer needs...
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Mt Fuji II
The weather forecast was for low cloud all day, so we departed Mt Fuji somewhat despondent to have come this far to only really see the mountain from afar on our trip in. Then, we came around the corner from our hotel to find ourselves greeted with great vi...
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Meal update ...
It's day three ... ... and we're still eating Indian for dinner ... but God it' good Indian food.
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Tokyo
So ... Tokyo. Turns out it's quite big ... and there's lots of people there. I mean lots and lots. Probably thousands of people. Lucky I'm so good at not getting lost, because some of the signage isn't that helpful ... We didn't really have a plan for what ...
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I want one ...
I want one ... I think that's all I need to say.
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Hiroshima
What was I saying about this trip having a superficial feel to it ... Kids bike after Hiroshima bombing Well that was before visiting ground zero at Hiroshima and seeing the impacts of that day. I may have had a tear of three come to my eye as I wandered th...
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Japanese News Flash
Although not yet confirmed, reports are coming out of Japan that John and Kim actually ate a Japanese breakfast ... The stories coming out do however appear mixed, with some reports stating that although they sat down and ordered this 'Japanese' food ... no...
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Mt Fuji
The first thing we discovered when we got to the town we were staying at near Mt Fuji is that there was absolutely no signage in English. We rode right past our accommodation place several times before we were finally assured by a young Japanese school stud...
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Japanese trains
So in my mind the Japanese train system was meant to be this amazing futuristic system that almost instantaneously transported you from point A to B with no stops or changeovers. Other than that I have no expectations though. What I also hadn't taken accoun...
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Japan - An Introduction
Travel has its routines, it's just a shame I don't understand them. I have however found that the first day of travel to any new Country centres around tiredness, decision overload and confusion. Maybe that's why people go on those organised tours I've hear...
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