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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

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Only Way To Travel: Boston Whaler Style (by Ben)

After our Rotary meeting and lunch today, I was treated to a trip to downtown Nagoya for an early dinner. By car this is about a 30 minute trip filled with endless stoplights. In a Boston Whaler with a 300 hp motor, we made it there in about 10 minutes. It was a great way to see Nagoya from a different angle. We traveled up the river to a point about 1 km from our home base hotel. On the way back we docked at a riverside restaurant and enjoyed some BBQ.

It's certainly the fastest I've traveled in a narrow canal, but he was a very good driver and traveled the route many times before.

1 comment:

  1. That was a perfect fishing opportunity Ben. The speed was a bit too high for trolling though.