Over the course of a year I planned a two week trip to Japan. This travelogue describes my experience on the resulting holiday. I include practical tips of what I learned in organising my holiday, which will be useful to anyone preparing for a similar trip. It is a practical planning book designed to complement a traditional travel guide with tips specific to the regions I visited. It would be of most benefit to a first time visitor to Japan.
TRAVEL TALES is a collection of short stories written by A.B.M. Nurul Islam based on his observations while working and traveling through the vast swathe of the earth extending from the Land of the Rising Sun (Japan) on the east, through the Central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in the middle, to the Atlantic shores of Europe on the west. The author while working to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons as a Safeguards Inspector was a keen observer of local customs and traditions, human behavior, follies and foibles. He was in a unique position to watch the countries of the former Soviet Socialist Republics emerge from the rubble of the collapse of the Soviet Empire. His insights into the people and customs of these countries told through travel tales, humorous and informative, written in a racy and fluent style, is sure to keep the reader interested till the end.
Following the reprint of Recollections by Marianne North, a leading lady traveller in the Victorian era, Edition Synapse has initiated a series of facsimile collections of travel writing by Victorian women on Asia in the nineteenth century. Victorian Lady Travellers in Asia is the first in a series of four collections of five volumes each by British lady travellers who came to Japan and China in the period of early modernization. These writings-together with many plates and photographs (which are reproduced here)-represent a variety of Western women's views on Asian culture within a fascinating period of westernization.
This attractive, illustrated Japanese phrasebook for travelers has been updated and re-designed. Perfect as a take-along guide for visitors to the Far East, it features city maps, information on public transportation systems, general information for visitors to Japan, and bilingual lists of more than 1,500 most-often-used words and expressions for travelers, in the form of phonetic spellings of Japanese words with their English translations. The bookA aÂ¬a s page edges are color-coded by topic for quick reference.
The one word that is best associated with travel is 'Freedom'. Yes, I feel travel makes us free-spirited and it gives us utmost freedom that we have been wanting in our life. Be it the freedom to explore new places, food, clothing or the freedom to own the look you have been wanting for a long time; travels gives it to you. May be this is why, I would love to travel often and of course as I travel, the best thing I enjoy is exploring the freedom to look the way I want irrespective of the fact I am being watched by people I deal with in my everyday life.
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