We had been thrown into Japan’s Land Cruiser community with enthusiasm and hospitality thanks to the Land Cruiser’s Festa in Kyushu, which …
June 15, 2017: After a five-week stay with our families and friends in the Netherlands, our days in Japan have been on a rollercoaster. We visited the Toyota Automobile Museum in Nagoya (so awesome that Coen took 200 pictures) and thanks to the Land Cruiser community in Japan we could visit to the Land Cruiser’s factory of birth in Toyota.
April 20, 2017: We were fortunate enough to stay with Peter Ivy, a glassblower who makes stunning pieces of functional art in his studio in Toyama.
“To walk nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” ~Mary Davis
November 29, 2016. We make new friends, admire hellish-looking ponds, and have our first car accident in 13 years on the road.
When writing our last newsletter (you can sign up for it here) I was reminiscing about our 6-month stay in South Korea …
November 8, 2016: Our introduction to Japan: a colorful Kunchi Festival and a Land Cruiser get-together in the mountains.
August 28, 2016: The idea was a quick one-day visa run to Japan. It turned into a 24-hour trip, with enough challenges to fill a blog post.
August 14, 2016: We sought the Olympic spirit at Seoul’s Olympic Park but melted away in the heat, as we did anywhere else outside aircon spaces. From temples and tombs we moved to massive and fascinating museums.
Staying with indigenous people, welcomed in a workshop, invited to visit hatos and being part of one of the country’s biggest festivals. Yes, we like Venezuela.