Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2012 · 1 comment

I wish all my readers a nice Christmas and holiday season. Here is a photo of me dressed as Santa (it is actually for a job in Japan believe it or not!) for your amusement, and my gift to you.



Ho Ho Ho

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Hey there, Adventure Rob Readers!

Just about a year ago, I found myself in the middle of Bolivia, sharing stories over drinks with a group of fellow travelers after a day of exploring. Over the previous month, I had visited the Uyuni Salt Flats, placed my hands in footprints left by dinosaurs millions of years ago, descended into the “mountain that eats men” to meet miners still working with 500 year old technology, and cruised across Lake Titicaca. I had met adventurers from Australia, Holland, Japan, Canada, Brazil and dozens of other countries.

dino footprint and man

Dinosaur Footprints! How cool is that?

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Forget the stereotypes of stiff upper lip and proper decorum, the UK can actually be a pretty wacky place! Anywhere that considers jellied eels a delicacy has to be a little bit strange, really.

English eccentricity is at its best during some of the very unusual annual festivals that are held across the county every year. From face pulling and cheese chasing, toe wrestling and bog snorkelling, these wacky UK events will surely keep you entertained.

Gurning – Cumbria

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I first went to Disneyland when I was 11. It was my first family holiday abroad so quite exciting to see a new country and specifically go to a place with bright lights and famous cartoon characters. Admittedly I wasn’t keen on the big rollar coaster rides (it’s not my preferred method of getting thrills, and that hasn’t really changed in adulthood, although I’m more willing to go on them now), there was still plenty to see and plenty of thrills for those not interested in bending their faces with G forces. Over 15 years later I returned to Disneyland and Universal Studios, but this time in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan rather than Orlando, Florida, USA.

Mickey mouse on electric parade cart

Electric parades are always impressive

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2011 turned out to be quite an eventful year for me. Kicking it off with celebration at Zojoji temple and watching Tokyo Tower lit up promised good things. In the same weekend in Tokyo I also discovered Japanese lucky bags, a surprising thrill comes from buying a reasonably priced bag and receiving a highly priced item inside tempted many shoppers.

Tokyo Tower at the turn of midnight Jan 1st 2011

Of course the big news of the year though came with the March 11th earthquake off the coast of Japan. I wasn’t far off this, just 80km away from the Fukushima nuclear reactors. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →