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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]]).
  
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I tend to see the world in three-month chunks:
  
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* 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]]
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* 1997 - Three months bicycling through Southeast Asia : [[Vietnam]], [[Thailand]], [[Laos]], [[Hong Kong]], [[China]], [[Macau]]
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* 2000 - Three months criscrossing [[Brazil]] by bus
  
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Also
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* 2004/2005/2006 - A total of 5 months (so far) working in [[Sweden]], with visits to [[Denmark]] and [[Norway]].
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* 2004 - Flying to the complete opposite side of the world and back - [[Bolivia]]
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* 2005 - Discovering Japan for a change! A week in [[Yaeyama]]
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* 2007 - A pitifully short visit to [[Shanghai]].
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* 2008 - [[Saipan]].
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* 2011 - Return to [[Brazil]]
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* every 3 years or so - [[Seattle]], [[Portland (Oregon) | Portland]], and [[Corvallis (Oregon) | Corvallis]]
  
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Prospective future destinations??
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* [[Papua New Guinea]]
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* [[Vladivostok]] - just a quick hop over from [[Niigata]]
  
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Other travel-related topics I'm interested in :
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* Public transportation
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* Bicycling (non-competitive)
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* Exotic foods, especially [[Hanoi#Eat | insects]]
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* Languages and writing systems
  
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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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{{Babel-5|en|ja|fr-1|es-1|pt-1}}
  
 
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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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Latest revision as of 03:33, 21 April 2012

At Japan's southernmost point

I'm a native of Tokyo, Japan, and that's my home. I previously spent 15 years living in Seattle, Washington with very frequent visits to Portland, Oregon (but incredibly not a single one to Vancouver, British Columbia).

I tend to see the world in three-month chunks:

Also

Prospective future destinations??

Other travel-related topics I'm interested in :

  • Public transportation
  • Bicycling (non-competitive)
  • Exotic foods, especially 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.

Wikitravel:Babel
en This user is a native speaker of English.
ja この利用者は日本語母語としています。
fr-1 Cette personne peut contribuer avec un niveau élémentaire de français.
es-1 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
pt-1 Este usuário pode contribuir com um nível básico de Português.

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