Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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The Blog4Japan and Japanlife initiatives are reaching a close, but that does not mean that we should stop thinking about the devastated island nation and Japanese geishas and most importantly giving.  As the Japanese tsunami news begins to fade the country still needs a lot of help.

It is not necessary to be part of an initiative to donate to Japan and likewise it is not necessary to be a part of a movement to blog about Japan.  We can and should donate and blog about Japan anytime.

In honor of this truth I am dedicating this week’s travel photo of the week to Japan to keep the blogs regarding the country of the rising sun going at least on my small part of the web.  This photo was taken in Kyoto, Japan.


Japanese geishas are a colorful, mysterious, and beautiful component of Japanese culture that intrigues the minds of those that have and want to travel to the Far East.  Often misunderstood for prostitutes, the role of the geisha has evolved and changed in Japanese society throughout their interesting history.   I managed to catch up with a couple in Kyoto, Japan while touring the Kiyomizu temple.

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