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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, December 2, 2009

Magome (By Evonne)

Julie and I were brought to the Nagoya Train Station by Kash and Fumi while the rest of the team headed for the airport on Sunday, November 29. Kash and Fumi had downloaded train and bus schedules for us and we made it there and back with no problem thanks to them. The area is absolutely beautiful. We stayed in a traditional Japanese Guest House where there were only two other guests. It was very fascinating and the food prepared for us was exceptional. Had we not experienced lots of traditional Japanese food prior to this visit, we would have been quite unprepared for what was served.

The day we got there we walked to Magome to Tsumago post road (7.7 km) through some very interesting terrain. The first half of the hike was straight up on old cobblestones until we reached the peak at 801 km and then we headed down into the town of Tsumago. These two post towns (from the Edo Period) have retained most of their historical authenticity. The trail between the two towns was full of historical shrines, morgues, temples, and other ruins.

After one night, we returned to Nagoya.

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