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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

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends and family from Japan! We enjoyed a wonderful dinner last night at the Cafe de la Casa in Konan city with many members of the Konan Rotary Club and their spouses. Too much to our surprise, they had a whole chicken cooked just for us. Ben carved his first chicken and we enjoyed every bite of it as it was delicious. Evonne and Ben also had the honor of opening the champagne bottles to celebrate and we even ended the night with a pie... a delicious chocolate pie. Thank you so much for remembering our holiday and celebrating with us!