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This blog contains information about my preparation and my experience living and working in Iwaki, Japan with the JET Programme.

Owner: brycewords

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Language: English

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  • On the Train     People talk on trains in China. I remember this being very strange to me after living in Japan where people don't talk much at all in public. I think Vancouver lies somewhere in the middle of the talking spectrum between Japa...
  • Lineups, Shanghai World Exhibition, and All That...Buying our tickets      A diligent reader of this blog will have remembered that i left off the last post with Janice and i trying to buy Expo tickets from the 24 hour convenience store beside our hostel, but finding it closed. Th...
  • Hardware, train tickets, and how much can you fit on your scooter?One of the first things that we knew we needed to do was to buy train tickets to X'ian. Tickets are often sold out a few days ahead of departure, and with the World Expo happening in Shanghai, we figured the number of people traveling to and from Sha...
  • China: First Impressions Even the river was busy as our boat entered the crowded Yangtze that would lead us to the heart of Shanghai. The water was filled with fishing boats, navy vessels, ferries, tugs, coast guards, and barges that housed families who strung their...
  • Open Waters and Nostalgic Digression
    on Nov 14, 2010 in boats people travelling china Photos
    We woke up in the morning surrounded by nothing but open water. With the new oceanscape also came the rocking of the boat and eventually, i would end up with my head in a dizzying state of motion sickness.     It was shortly after brea...
  • Photos from the Shanghai Ferry
    on Nov 9, 2010 in boats last days travelling Photos
    Something's up with my photo uploader, and i can't situate any of my photos properly in my posts.  I wanted to put a few of these photos in with yesterday's, but here they are instead. These are from the Shanghai Ferry as we leave Japan.
  • In Transit
    on Nov 8, 2010 in boats last days travelling trains china
    Stuffed/crammed into the middle seat, between two aisles, and the seats in front and behind, I sit partially reclined with my feet in a small cubby, in the dark, with the bus stopping and starting, or turning, and people waking up to use the washroom...
  • Last Days II
    on Nov 7, 2010 in last days
         I had a suspicion that the landlady had changed my door code to the same "1234" that it was when i first moved in, but i figured it best that i not go where i wasn't wanted. The air conditioning was probably disconnected anyw...
  • Last Days In Japan
    on Nov 5, 2010 in last days apartment
        Underneath the hot sun, Janice and I sat on the bottom steps with our packs on the asphalt in front of us. We had over six hours to kill before our bus left for Osaka. Within 3 days, we would be in Shanghai.     My...
  • Sinking
    on Jul 2, 2010 in Iwaki high school
    I was watching the beginning of Battle Royal with a friend the other day, when an image of a school sink appeared on the screen. When i said that the sink looked just like the sinks at my school, he said that he saw a show once, where it said that al...
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