What’s Going On?

April 4, 2012 · 8 comments

I’ve not done much of an update on this website in a while (not even a April 1st joke!), so thought I’d take the time to explain. It’s certainly not abandoned, but my topics of choice to write about are getting slimmer, the main reason being this is my travel blog, and I’ve not travelled much in the past half year. But to counteract that I will be on the move next week again. Where to do you ask?…

Sumo wrestler in ring

The home of Sumo wrestlers

Japan of course!

Yes. Despite Japan being the country I’ve spent the longest living in outside of my own home country I’m going back. I spent a long time working and trying to stretch my money out last time whilst building a relationship with a lovely lady over there. She is my main reason for choosing Japan over other countries and going back of course, but this time I’m going to be travelling even more! Specifically along the south coast to Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and even Hiroshima. Before I didn’t get anywhere south of Yokohama so there is plenty more for me to explore in Japan.

There will also be time in Sendai, Saitama and Tokyo too, so plenty to write about and keep all of you entertained. I’ll also be putting more emphasis on photography from now on as I’ve fallen back in love with the hobby and art since working part time in a camera shop in the UK for the past few months in order to fund my trip in Japan and my part time university study (I guess it’s starting to become clear why I’ve struggled to find the time to update the blog now eh?).

Whilst I won’t be taking a break from my study (it’s distance learning which free’s me up to study anywhere in the world) I should get plenty of weekends free to explore and write about Japan more. Such as events like the Sumo competition I went to but never blogged about before. Or Studio Ghibli, a fantastic anime museum of a famous animation house.

Studio Ghibli Robot

Studio Ghibli Robot

That’s about it really. My university course ends in October, so approaching that time you’ll probably notice less posts again. I’m working on a new front page to give a nice landing setting for new visitors, but that’s in the pipeline at the moment, I think decent posts are more important than a fancy front page, but I’ll get on it once I have the chance. Thanks to everyone for your continued support, there is much more to come.

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Vacation Rentals April 6, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Japan is an amazing place, I agree with you! If I could, I would go back!
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AdventureRob April 6, 2012 at 2:41 PM

It certainly is unique and well worth any good travellers time.

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Sarah April 7, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Love the name “adventure Rob” :) Japan looks like an amazing place, I want to go one day! Have a great time ^_^
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AdventureRob April 12, 2012 at 6:06 AM

Thanks Sarah, It certainly is pretty amazing, and I’ve barely touched it even though I lived there for a year. Hopefully will have much more travel experience this time.

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Vi April 11, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Can’t find Japanese studies on your list :)
Good luck with your next trip.
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AdventureRob April 12, 2012 at 6:05 AM

That is something I need to work on but unfortunately I have to prioritise university work for this year :( I’m pushing a lot of it in order to finish it within a year. Can’t get a work visa without one hence why I’m doing it. Will concentrate on learning Japanese more next year :-)

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Darla Snow June 29, 2012 at 2:16 AM

I have heard tickets to a sumo competition are exceedingly expensive and only really feasible for the wealthy. It that true?

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AdventureRob June 29, 2012 at 3:57 AM

If you want to sit right next to the action then yes (on a traditional cushion, not a regular seat).
I sat quite far away though, about 2 layers up in the sumo arena and the seats were about 2500Yen, or US$30 / £20.

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