On the 14th of August 2007, my year as a Japanese Studies exchange student at a Tokyo University came to an end.
The next 28 days were spent travelling 9,000 miles by ferry, train, bus, bicycle, horse, on foot and by car across the East China Sea, up through the rising economies of Shanghai and Beijing, over the border into the beautiful Mongolia, on north to the shores of the world’s second largest freshwater lake, Baikal, and then many miles west through the wilds of Siberia to Moscow. From there I took the train through Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France, until I finally arrived in the UK, just in time for the beginning of my final year of study at The University of Sheffield.
Follow my story here: I updated my website from all the way along the route with photos and stories of the places I passed through, the people I met and the challenging situations I found myself landed in.
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