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I'm a native of [[Tokyo]], [[Japan]], and that's my home. I previously spent 15 years living in [[Seattle]], [[Washington (state) | Washington]] with very frequent visits to [[Portland (Oregon) | Portland]], [[Oregon]] (but incredibly not a single one to [[Vancouver]], [[British Columbia]]).
 
  
I tend to see the world in three-month chunks:
 
  
* 1990 - Ten weeks of Eurailing and hosteling in Europe, five months after the Berlin Wall fell: [[Spain]], [[France]], [[Italy]], [[Switzerland]], [[Austria]], [[Hungary]], [[Czech Republic|Czecho]][[Slovakia|slovakia]], [[Germany]], [[The Netherlands]], [[Belgium]], [[Luxembourg]], [[United Kingdom]]
 
* 1997 - Three months bicycling through Southeast Asia : [[Vietnam]], [[Thailand]], [[Laos]], [[Hong Kong]], [[China]], [[Macau]]
 
* 2000 - Three months criscrossing [[Brazil]] by bus
 
  
Also
 
* 2004/2005/2006 - A total of 5 months (so far) working in [[Sweden]], with visits to [[Denmark]] and [[Norway]].
 
* 2004 - Flying to the complete opposite side of the world and back - [[Bolivia]]
 
* 2005 - Discovering Japan for a change! A week in [[Yaeyama]]
 
* 2007 - A pitifully short visit to [[Shanghai]].
 
* 2008 - [[Saipan]].
 
* 2011 - Return to [[Brazil]]
 
* every 3 years or so - [[Seattle]], [[Portland (Oregon) | Portland]], and [[Corvallis (Oregon) | Corvallis]]
 
  
Prospective future destinations??
 
* [[Papua New Guinea]]
 
* [[Vladivostok]] - just a quick hop over from [[Niigata]]
 
  
Other travel-related topics I'm interested in :
 
* Public transportation
 
* Bicycling (non-competitive)
 
* Exotic foods, especially [[Hanoi#Eat | insects]]
 
* Languages and writing systems
 
  
I work as a software engineer, but I've given up on gaining significant expertise in that area. I go by the same name on Wikipedia.
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==Photos==
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*[[User:Paul Richter/Images/Bolivia|Bolivia]]
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*[[User:Paul Richter/Images/Japan|Japan]]
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*[[User:Paul Richter/Images/Scandinavia|Scandinavia]]
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Hull is a quintessential northern English city, and one which has undergone a transformation in recent years. Situated on the Humber Estuary in Yorkshire, the town has some very interesting historical sites, a fascinating museum district, and a multitude of places to eat, drink and sleep. (more...)


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Eindhoven is dominated by industrial development as the city's history is inextricably linked to electronics giant Philips, and to a lesser degree, DAF. Although those industries have mostly disappeared, they have left the city a rich industrial heritage and a lot of museums. In addition, over the past decade the city has become the so-called capital of Dutch design. (more...)






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Due to its cool mountain weather, Baguio is considered the summer capital of the Philippines.

Parliament Palace (pictured) in Bucharest spans 12 stories, 3100 rooms and covers over 330,000 sq m and is the second largest building in the world after Pentagon.
Quebec City's Old Town is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only city in North America outside Mexico with its original city walls.







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Earthquake off Indonesia triggers tsunami alert (11 April 2012)


Kairakuen Reopens for the First Time After Quake (7 February 2012)


Floods in Southeastern Australia (3 February 2012)


Deep Freeze in Eastern Europe (3 February 2012)


Hungarian National Airline Malev Closes Down (3 February 2012)




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Japan Introduces New and Cheaper Airlines (1 March 2012)


ANA Flies First Boeing 787 Dreamliner (1 Nov 2011)


MassKara Street Dance Competition (16 October 2011)


Cypress Gardens reopens as Legoland Florida (15 October 2011)


Worlds Longest Sea Bridge Opens in China (30 June 2011)





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