I'm an English teacher in Saitama, Japan with far too much time to kill at my desk.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, I've also lived in the UK and spent a few months travelling around Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany and Holland.)
SUMMER 2006 KANSAI TOUR - Spending a week or two backpacking around Kansai in August, stopping in Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka and Kobe using the Seishun 18 Ticket (Jyuuhachi Kippu). Any advice? If you've been to Kansai, please drop me a line on my talk page and let me know what you loved about the area.
My travelogue and photos are here