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Archive for November, 2009

Short video: Cool machine makes traditional sweets in Kyoto market

While exploring Kyoto on the Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Autumn 2009 I took this short vid: a cool machine makes traditional Japanese sweets. Then I panned out to give a view of the hallway market, or shoutengai, with locals and the homeschoolers/unschoolers from the tour! This is actually the first video I’ve ever posted […]

Back Home from Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Autumn 2009

Hey everyone, I’m finally back home and posting again after Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Autumn 2009. Six unschooling/homeschool teens and young adults and I spent three weeks exploring the Land of the Rising Sun. Here I’ll start with the last photo from the trip just after we cleared customs in LAX: I got about […]

First Kyoto temple: Ginkakuji – “The Silver Temple”

It’s been an exciting week for us seven unschoolers/homeschoolers in Japan! We’ve been to many places but now I’ll post photos from the first temple we went to in Kyoto: Ginkakuji – “The Silver Temple“. Above the famous sand sculptures the maple leaves are just starting to turn bright red. The colors of the leaves […]

My Blog was nominated for a Homeschool Blog Award!

My blog was nominated for a Homeschool Blog Award! It’s under the category: Best Current Events, Opinions, or Politics Blog. It’s great to have my unschooling blog nominated. And honestly I’ve really been wanting to merge social awareness and action with the freedom of homeschooling. As Marianne Williamson said: “There is no single effort more […]

Mikuni, Osaka, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, and Harajuku, Tokyo

We had a pretty busy weekend on the Worldschool Travel Tour with us seven unschooling young adults: we went to my old little neighborhood of Mikuni, Osaka and to Kawaramachi the bustling center of Kyoto on Saturday. On Sunday we went to Harajuku, Tokyo which is famous for its “cosplay”: people who show off amazing […]

Wandering around our new neighborhood in Kyoto, Japan

We arrived at our new home on the Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan 2009 at Gojo Paradiso, Kyoto, Japan, on Thursday night. Then we spent the next day wandering our new neighborhood, finding cool places, and buying and eating deliscious food! Then we decided to cross the river and wanted down a side street. Soon we […]

Tokyo to Kyoto: First Few Days of Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan 2009

Our first three nights of the Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Autumn 2009 took us around Tokyo to Ahkihabara Electric Town, Shinjuku,  Asakusa and Kaminarimon Gate, and now Kyoto. Seven unschooling/homeschooling world travelers with our own old Japanese style apartment in the center of the cultural center of Japan! Now for some photos! Most of these […]

First Morning in Tokyo on Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Autumn

I woke up early as I have been but things are going great on Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Autumn 2009! The 11 hour flight was pretty exhausting but Korean Airlines fed us good food and gave us good leg room! Then we had trouble getting money from ATMs but even that seems to be cleared-up! […]