Monthly Archives: June 2011

WORLD TRIP DAYS 43 & 44-Getting home!


Guess the news is out that I made it home….finally.  The day started with a bus ride from the steps of the university.  Good thing there was someone else waiting for the same bus or I’d have gotten on the … Continue reading

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WORLD TRIP DAY 42-laundry, packing and dinner with the tutor


Knowing I had at least 36 hours of travel ahead of me starting Monday morning, I slept in on Sunday and then spent the afternoon washing clothes (the laundry room was across the hall in the dorm, yeah!!!) and packing. … Continue reading

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WORLD TRIP DAY 41-Osaka White Castle and raw fish


Having failed (or gotten side-tracked) at our first attempt, Corban and I set out to see the famous Osaka White Castle on Saturday since he had no classes.  I had been watching Shogun and they kept mentioning Osaka and The … Continue reading

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WORLD TRIP DAY 40-Deer Nara and Shabu shabu


            Friday, no classes for Corban!  We were off to Nara….where the deer are everywhere.  People had told us to go, it is one of Japan’s top sites.  They were right.  What a beautiful, peaceful … Continue reading

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WORLD TRIP DAY 39-Solo shopping and Karaoke


Cat’s away, the mouse will play!  Corban had classes and I was finally feeling comfortable enough about my surroundings to venture out on my own.  I didn’t have to be back until 6 or 7!  I walked and walked and walked. … Continue reading

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WORLD TRIP DAY 38-gmail calls, toothbrush and dinner


I guess I’m the only one who didn’t know about free phone calls on gmail!!!  But, when I did find out about them, I MADE THEM!!!  Corban was in class so I spent the morning and early afternoon talking to … Continue reading

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WORLD TRIP DAY 37-Umeda and Okonomiyaki


On my own, I went to the cafeteria to get some breakfast (I was really after some more melonpan but they didn’t have any.  I’m hooked!  Already found a recipe online.) and bought an open-faced omelet-type roll and a cup of … Continue reading

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WORLD TRIP DAY 36-Sleep! cafeteria and homemade Vietnamese soup (and a movie!)


I think this traveling may finally be getting to me!!  I did get up and get dressed (shower and all) I walked down past a few school buildings to meet Corban to go to the cafeteria for lunch.  I was … Continue reading

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WORLD TRIP DAY 35- Senri Newtown Baptist Church


Except for the the language, I would have thought I was back in Georgia today as we sat in church at Senri Newtown Baptist Church.  We had taken a bus (Corban usually rides his bike.  I was relieved to know … Continue reading

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WORLD TRIP DAY 34- Cooking for the host family


4:30AM!  I woke up at 4:30AM!  Because the sun was up!  How does it get up so early?  I managed to get back to sleep until 9:30 and make my way up the stairs to the girls’ showers.  Didn’t pass … Continue reading

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