Thoughts After 500 Days on Round The World Trip

Places visited after 500 days

A quick look back, thoughts about long term travel, and a rough plan for the next 2 years.

Arashiyama bamboo grove, Kyoto

Visiting the Old Capital City of Kyoto

A beautiful city with lots of historical sites, and some strange sex shops.

Shojoshin-in temple, Mount Koya

Temple Living on Mount Koya

The most memorable sightseeing place I visited during my 3 weeks in Japan.

Osaka, Japan

Returning to Japan Later in the Year, and Learning the Hostel Business

When I arrived in Tokyo a week later I had already made up my mind, I would go back to Japan from mid-November to mid-January, and volunteer at the Traveler’s House in exchange for a private room (not inside the hostel)

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima and Miyajima

My first destination after a few days in Osaka was Hiroshima and the nearby island of Miyajima. To get there from Osaka, I got to ride the amazing Shinkansen, the bullet train system in Japan.