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Share our Excitement & Join our Journey

Welcome to the travel blog of Rotary District 5580's Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team which will embark on an exciting five week goodwill / vocational exchange to Nagoya, Japan in November, 2009.

Here, our hybrid American-Canadian team of enthusiastic and adventurous young professionals, along with our lovely, talented and fearless team leader, will share cultural experiences and engage in unique vocational learning opportunities.

If you have come to this site, you are likely: a Rotarian, family member, friend or colleague of one of the team members, or... are just plain blog-curious. Either way, we encourage you to check our site often to learn about us, follow our progress as a team and of course, keep in touch as we explore Japan.

We thank Rotary in advance for the adventure of a life time and to all readers, we invite you to share our excitement and join our journey.


GSE Team Japan 2009








GSEチーム ジャパン 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Gone to the Monkeys: Higashiyama Zoo (by Julie)

After a tour of the Tokai Print Media Company Ltd. on November 12th,Evonne and I visted Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens with "Non-no" (Noriko) and "Pearl man" (Okumura). We were able to see all sorts of animals including those indigenous to our homes such as buffalos, wolves and polar bears. Per my request, we also got to see many, many monkeys and while I'm not a fan of monkeys, I wanted to take them all home with me. After watching a chimpanze solve differential equations (bit of an over-statement but he was counting from 1-7 on a computer) we met up with our fellow teammates who were just "hanging around" as seen in this photo (hahaha - I kid).

As always, fun was had by all.

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