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Life and work of Ru Raynor

Month: March 2019

Supplies and Sumida

As I may have mentioned, I’ve been to Tokyo before. When I was 19, after I lost my job in pharmaceutical data entry thanks to the global financial market crash, I headed off to Tokyo for four days on a […]

Shrines in Shallow Grass

Here’s a top tip for getting from Narita to central Tokyo- Keisei Bus run a shuttle direct to Tokyo Station. It takes about 1 hour, costs 1000¥, runs every 10-20 minutes, and means you don’t have to struggle with all […]

On Flying

One of the many fascinating things about air travel, leaving out the sheer physics wizardry that is mankind getting huge hunks of metal up into the sky in the first place, is that most of the time no matter how […]

Fair Bologna

On arrival, my friend hugged me, took my pack, and told me exactly what I wanted to hear. “It’s only a 15 minute walk to my place, and there’s strawberries and beer in the fridge.” We strolled down the graffiti […]

A Bad Beginning

This is the story of a journey which became a farce. It is not as bad as some beginnings. I did not, for example, return home one day to find my house burnt to the ground and myself orphaned along […]

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