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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

Friday, November 27, 2009

Last Host Family (by Evonne)

Only one night was spent with my last host family but it was an awesome night. I stayed at Haruo Kumazawa and his family of wife and son. Their son is 36 years old and an artist. We stayed up talking for a long time and the son was able to practice his English skills. He is using a CD called "Speedy English." He assured me it was not speedy. I was given a traditional tatami room to sleep in and treated to a delicious breakfast sandwich made by the son. In the morning I realized I had forgotten my computer power cord at the Seto Park Hotel. He was very kind to drive all the way there (an hour away) and get my cord and bring it to the restaurant where I was having lunch. He stopped at the shrine next to the hotel and bought me a good luck token. He must have thought I needed it after forgetting my power cord.

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