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Middle school teacher on hiatus/budding permaculturalist currently cycling the world. Sometimes he acts in plays and film. Mostly he travels and blogs about it. Christian is one of the founders of

YOU wa nani shi ni Nippon e?

Setting out from Mori was difficult – not because of any inclement weather or mechanical problems, but because we were just so fond of the place. As we broke down camp in Oniushi Park behind the michi-no-eki, we realized that we had spent nearly 24 hours in the park without ever leaving the grounds. We did […]

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Check-in from the Michi-no-Eki in Hokkaido

While it will probably be another couple of days before we get our photos and videos organized and uploaded, here’s a really quick update from the Toyoura roadside station to hold you over. We’ve had a fun-filled three days of literal ups and downs through mountain passes in Hokkaido and there’s lots to share! Some […]

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Lakes, Oceans, Hot Springs

After leaving Rob in Chitose, Bronwyn and I had enjoyed a fantastic ride along the 25km dedicated bike path that brought us to Shikotsuko -a beautiful clear freshwater lake – where we set up to camp for our first night away from the comforts of indoor living. This was really what the trip was meant […]

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Hitting the road: The Northern Sea Circuit

If you didn’t know us very well – if you didn’t know our plans or intentions for this trip, or if you hadn’t heard us explain why we’ve left the comforts of familiar Canada, or what we were hoping to gain by exploring the tenets of restorative agriculture from the subcomfort of a bicycle – […]

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Getting there the long way…

So it’s happening. We’re here. The time has come. Bronwyn and I have said our goodbyes to family and wait to board our flight to Taipei. From there, we’ll be connecting to a flight to Chitose to begin the first of many amazing days! Our route is somewhat circuitous; when I describe the long way […]

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