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Tokyo, Day 13

Lisa and I woke up early to fit in one last workout before getting on the plane.  Once we’d showered and eaten, the three of us took the bus back to Narita Airport to begin our journey home.  Airport security … Continue reading

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Nara, Day 12

Lisa and I woke up early-ish, ate breakfast and then met up with Allison to go explore Nara Park.  We stopped by Kofukuji (which looked exactly like Y’s dad’s model), and then went on to Toudaiji to compare giant buddhas. … Continue reading

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Nara, Day 11

These travel days really take it out of me.  This morning, Ikuyo took us to the train station and despite our early start, it took us almost the entire day to reach Nara.  Part of this was poor planning – … Continue reading

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Tagawa, Day 10

We took it nice and slow this morning and then met up with Y to head over to Machino Sanbasan, the birth center that originally inspired Allison to create this trip.  We were warmly welcomed upon arrival and met with … Continue reading

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Tagawa, Day 9

Today I packed up my bags, said goodbye to Y and her family and then headed to the school.  We hung out in Torigoe-sensei’s office for a while and then had lunch with some of the midwifery faculty.  After lunch, … Continue reading

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Kyoto, Day 8

Today we slept in a bit and then went for a walk around town.  Lisa and I had nikuman and matcha anman for breakfast and we all popped in and out of shrines and shops alike.  For lunch we had … Continue reading

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Kyoto, Day 7

I overslept this morning. I had set the alarm, but had forgotten to turn it on and Y had to come in twice to wake me up. After a quick breakfast, she took me to the train station, where I … Continue reading

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