PHOTOBLOG: Daily Life in Takayama

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Slice of Life: Typhoons & Flea Markets

Yesterday rained all day long – starting early in the morning and not ending until early this morning as Typhoon Guchol moved across Japan’s central island. We didn’t have the 78/mph winds here… Continue reading

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Slice of Life: Rain & Signature Stamps

The rainy season has officially begun according to Japan’s weather agency. June is typically considered the rainy season here in Japan, but so far so good in Takayama – the 7 day forecast… Continue reading

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Teaching Topics: ESL Teaching in Japan

Before we left Chicago, when we would tell people that we were going to teach English in Japan, they would usually ask if we spoke Japanese… Which we do not. We still do… Continue reading

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Slice of Life: So Far So Good Takayama

So – looks like it’s time for an update since it’s now been a whole month since we’ve been on here… Each week goes by too quickly. Weekends so far have been spent… Continue reading

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Slice of Life: How I Spent Golden Week

The outgoing teachers left on Saturday afternoon, so that day was spent changing out the snow tires on our Pajero Mini (think mini Rav 4…) since it’s finally hit the warmer weather, and… Continue reading

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Slice of Life: Exploring Takayama

Yesterday was the first sunny day here in Takayama- the temp was about 70 F/ 22 C & was perfect for walking and biking around my new neighborhood. I took the bike for… Continue reading

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