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And Off They Went!

I think I’ve discovered a trick to Expat life and the return from summer travels: if you cut it all close enough, the early wake up for school won’t seem so miserable if you’re still recovering from jet lag! And … Continue reading

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And They’re Off!

I officially have a Fifth Grader and a Third Grader today! We met their teachers on Friday, saw their classrooms and found out their class lists. We are ready to go. Which in Tokyo, when you ride the bus an … Continue reading

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It’s Baaaack!

When I wrote this post about packing my carry-on for long flights, so many of you wrote in to ask me about my orange tote bag. At the time, it was out of stock at LL Bean, but it’s back! … Continue reading

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I Went to Paper Heaven AND it Smelled Great

No trip to Kyoto is complete without a visit to Kyukyodo Stationery and Incense Shop.  Its been in business since 1663.  When you’re about to hit your 350th anniversary, it’s clear you kinda know what you’re doing. The shop sells … Continue reading

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