Monthly archives: December, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Hello all! This now being “Christmas Eve” I thought I would jot down a quick blog update… I’m still in Horsham (Victoria, Australia) and will be here until just after New Years, very generously hosted by Shauna and her parents. It’s so nice to have a bit of a break again from the travel, and…



Back again! Hello, Horsham

Hello all! First time with general access back to the internet, so I’ve posted a blog entry I wrote on the plane from China to Melbourne the other day today, so if you haven’t read that yet it’s available at http://www.ryanstrauss.ca/2012/12/16/china-check/! Sooo after you’ve read that, read this :p HELLO! It’s been a crazy few travel…



China – Check!

This was written a couple days ago, but I didn’t have internet so this is my first chance to post it! Sorry! China – Check So I wasn’t originally expecting to go to China, aside from a 16 hour stopover where I would not be allowed to leave the airport, but things change! I got…



Zoom zoom

Zoom zoom! Time to go! Almost. So hello there! I haven’t blogged in a few days – there hasn’t been too much to report. I’ve been in Seoul for the last few days, and am on my way out tomorrow morning. While in Seoul I’ve rediscovered just how much I hate the cold! 🙂 If…



Operation “Travel Day” Successful

Quick one tonight! Operation “Travel Day” is successful! I’d have to say the only thing I’m really not enjoying about the trip is the moving around lol. For the most part I’m living out of my big backpack, so it’s not that I have to do much repacking – it’s pretty much all there. In…



Domo Arigato Japan!

Hello, konichiwa, aloha, bonjour. Today is my last day in Japan, and it’s been a great 8 day trip! Masashi was terrific the entire time I’ve been in Kyoto, he’s been with me every day showing me around the place and I really can’t thank him enough! He also got me a couple of cool…



Hello Kyoto, Japan!

Hello from Kyoto, Japan! I arrived on Monday by way of the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto, which was actually a pretty cool experience. The train runs at speeds up to 300 km/h – it was a little weird to be walking in the train car in the opposite direction. Anyway it took about…



Last night in Tokyo!

It’s my last night in Tokyo!! And… my password at work is expiring! Don’t you hate that????? Anyway… :p I must say – I love having my own room. Sharing a bathroom, etc, whatever – no biggie. But sharing a room is such a pain. It’s been a nice three days with my own room…