Monthly Archives: October 2012

Highland Adventures

After saying our goodbyes to the Injays, we boarded a plane bound for Malaysia.  But, we wouldn’t be without friends for long.  We quickly met up with our hip, Austin buddies Cheng and Negina, who had been visiting Cheng’s family … Continue reading

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The Money Trail – Japan

Ah, the Japanese Yen.  Distinguished from other currencies we’ve used to date in that you have to use so much of it!  No bones about it, Japan is expensive.  Like ten US dollars for one shiny, red apple expensive. 1 USD … Continue reading

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Three Months on the Road

We left home three months ago today to set out on this honeymoon adventure. At the moment, having just passed the halfway point of our trip, we’re in our eighth country, with six more to go. Since our blog is … Continue reading

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We’re talkin’ baseball…

Many expat Americans, including several families of American baseball players that bounce between Japanese teams and the majors back home, live in the same condo complex as our friends the Injays.  Trish happened to mention that we’d be visiting to … Continue reading

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Hiroshima and Miyajima

A few days after we’d gotten to Kobe, once we’d gotten our energy back, we headed west on the shinkansen–Japan’s bullet train–for an overnight trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima. From the time we’d started planning our trip to Japan, we … Continue reading

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Life with the Injays: Refreshing and Uplifting

After a few days in Tokyo, we headed south to Kobe to visit our good friends Trish and Mike Injaychock and their adorable kiddos.  We arrived to find Trish fully outfitted in a yukata, a summer kimono.  There was a festival … Continue reading

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