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Came to Japan in 1985 and instantly fell in love with this town, Kurashiki, and have been here ever since. Living in Japan has not only offered me the opportunity to travel around a country so rich with history and culture, but to be within a convenient distance to other Asian/Southeast Asian destinations. I am a small business owner and travel approximately 2 months out of the year, with one trip set aside for volunteer activities (education-oriented) in Cambodia.
I started traveling around Southeast Asia in 1991, and have been to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos,Thailand and Myanmar, traveling frequently to the latter 4 destinations. Every other year or so, I head to Africa to climb a mountain.
I love wildlife and nature photography and have been known to travel very light, with half of my backpack containing camera equipment.