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Japan: Nagoya, Regional Differences

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Posted on Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at 10:04 pm.

On Wednesday, Dec. 22nd, I had arranged to meet up with a medical school friend, Masaru.  His hometown in Japan is Nagoya, which is located about an hour by Shinkansen from Tokyo.  Although he also was acting as my translator during my trip, it was interesting to see another friend from home on my trip, as well as another narrative on various places I visited.

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Japan: Tokyo, Lodging

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Posted on Monday, February 21st, 2011 at 12:06 am.

Considering our first day in Japan was a shortened one, leaving the airport late in the afternoon and checking into our hostel in the evening, it was good to get a fresh start on day 2 (Tuesday, December 21st).

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Japan: Arrival, Transit

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Posted on Sunday, February 13th, 2011 at 11:12 pm.

Dan and I had started thinking about a trip together to Japan during his Spring Break roadtrip to the east coast back in March of 2010.   It was meant to be a return trip for Dan and a vacation for me, mainly as a post-Step 1 trip, albeit during winter break and not immediately after the exam.  Plans solidified in the autumn with the purchase of airfare, JR Pass, and Dan booking a few hotels and hostels for the skeleton of our trip route.  We both left the US from our respective airports on Sunday, December 19, and met up in Narita Airport, in Tokyo Japan on Monday, the 20th.

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RCM RR

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Posted on Saturday, October 24th, 2009 at 3:39 am.

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Whoever RCM is, he’s straight up baller in this Rolls Royce.  Sighted at the entrance of Walker Brothers’ in Wilmette, north of Evanston.  Definitely one of the places you need to go to, if you’re in the area.

Cruise: Day 7 – Victoria, Canada and the Return

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Posted on Saturday, October 10th, 2009 at 7:26 pm.

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The final day was spent at sea, stopping in early evening in Victoria, Canada for a pub crawl.

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Cruise: Day 6 – Ketchikan

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Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 10:27 pm.

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I know I’ve been terrible about posting pictures…and posting in general. What’s worse is that this stuff happened like 3 months ago.

Day 6 (July 2nd) of our cruise, we docked at Ketchikan.  The excursion for the day was salmon fishing in the morning, with us leaving port early in the afternoon.  There was also a dinner performance that night (look at the pictures if you’re confused).

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Cruise: Day 5 – Sitka

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Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 at 4:08 pm.

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Resuming pictures from my Alaskan cruise, now almost 3 months ago.  Day 5 of our cruise was our stop at Sitka.

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