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From: "Dave Sands" <tomadachi@email.msn.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999

Nice page, mine is at www.japansociety.co.uk
Your pages are far better than mine. Mine are neglected!
During the last 8 years I have
traveled to Japan twice a year.
Next week the 18th of November I go to Japan for the 16th time.
Nice place - no eastern mystery to me, just a nice place with nice people.
During our stay we plan to visit nice people in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kanazawa, Shimonoseki, Hakata, Saga, Kumamoto and Nagasu or as many of these places as possible. The public holiday may cause problems.
We will return refreshed in the parts that other places can not reach.
Apart from Kanazawa we have been to each place previously.
Your gardens page prompted me to write.
We will visit the gardens in Kanazawa for the first time. Should be nice foliage!
The botanical gardens at Hakone are rather nice but maybe not if you are a Japanese style garden fan.
In season the Chrysanthemums on show at Ueno station are outstanding, and of course other places.
I am glad you enjoy Japan.
I recently read the account of a young English woman (a jet) who spent two years there, most of the time in a state of extreme indignation about the treatment of women. I don't think she enjoyed her stay.
Dave Sands

People seem to have about a 50% acceptance rate of Japan. Love it or hate it.
To live or spend a lot of time in Japan, or any Asian country, I think you have to already feel
pretty good about yourself. If not, well, one doesn't get coddled too much.
Glad to see you enjoy it so much...

From: "MAI" <waterlily@geocities.co.jp>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999
Hi, Glenn,
I found your homepage while I was looking for a free homepage space for me.
Actually I live in Osaka in Japan and am Japanese.
It is really funny to have some view about my country from foreign people.
Osaka is not a very attracting city as you wrote.
It is more fun to visit Kyoto or Kobe, where you can reach in 1 hour.
So, It is very nice of you that you give some information about Osaka
in your homepage with interesting words and photos.
I love your site.
Sincerely yours
Osaka may not be beautiful, but I consider it the heart of Japan.
I count some people I met in Osaka among my very best friends.
If a visitor hasn't seen Osaka, they haven't seen Japan.

From: "Steve" <sk@wildcomputercontrol.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999
Subject: Prathet Thai

Hi Glenn,
Enjoyed reading your Thai website and have decided to add a link from www.sabaidee.com
I have stayed in Thailand for 2.5 yrs already, a result of having forgotten to go home
If you make it to Koh samui in the future, let me know.
Take care,
Stephen Kelley


From: Sam Kirby <skirby@cesar-pelli.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999
Subject: Balinese Architecture
I found your web pages while browsing for Balinese architecture.  Your
pictures are wonderful.  Your web page is fascinating.  And your life,
wandering the eastern world, sounds great!
I am an architectural designer and have a prospective client who wants
to build a home in Bali. I am wondering in your wanderings whether you
have come across any books on Balinese Architecture that you would

From: Mark Exton <mark_exton@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999
Subject: Vietnamese River Life Photos
Dear Glenn,
I'm a teacher at the International School, HCMC (www.ishcmc.com). We are
part of a new organization called the Mekong River International Schools
Association (MRISA), which aims to promote co-operation between staff
and students at international schools in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. In
March of next year we will be hosting MRISA's inaugural Cultural
Exchange, with students from five schools in the region coming to HCMC
for a range of co-operative activities. We would like to put a page on
the school website containing materials to be used as a stimulus for
artistic work leading up to the event, and would like to feature photos
of the Mekong. Yours caught my attention, and I was wondering whether
you would give permission for them to be used on one page of our school
site from now until next March? We would, of course, acknowledge them as
yours and provide a link to whichever page on your site you would like.
Let me know what you think. Please reply to me at mark_exton@ishcmc.com
Many thanks.
Mark Exton
Information Technology Co-ordinator
Sounds cool. Go for it...

From: Leslie Ewing <lewing@hsonline.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999
Hi Glenn -
I spent the summer of 1991 in Japan as a college student studying
industrial waste management.  My fondest memories are of traveling the
length of Honshu on the Shinkansen.  I was alone, and the people on the
train made sure I did not miss Mount Fuji when we passed by it.  People
who could speak even a little bit of English would talk to me, while I
would use what little bit of Japanese I knew, and we all had a good
time.  Some young college men traveling together asked me if I would
trade seats with one of them, so that they could all sit together.  I
did, and when the refreshment cart came, they purchased a beer for me.
Once, I exited the train station from a different exit than the one I
knew, and a wonderful lady helped the perplexed western woman find her
hotel, assuring me she could take the time to do this, and then she
would have a story to tell her family that night.  Another time when I
had to change trains and was studying the signs, a man came up to me and
asked if he could help.
If anyone from the United States visits Japan, I recommend that he or
she travel alone as much as possible.  When you are alone, the people
will approach you and talk to you, even offer assistance though you
might not need it.  I noticed westerners traveling in groups did not
have the personal interactions with the Japanese people that I was able
to enjoy.
I enjoyed visiting your website.  It brought back so many pleasant
memories, and I know what you mean when you say you will not be able to
repay the kindnesses you have received.  I plan to figure out a way to
get back to Japan again some day.  My passport is waiting.
You are lucky to have found the jobs that take you there.  And I hope
you can avoid 3K work.
Leslie Ewing
You are, of course, correct. Traveling alone is a great way to meet people.
My problem is that, one day, you want to recount your travel exploits with someone who
was there. That's why I consider myself so lucky to have a wife who loves to travel
as much as I do.
Everytime I see something without her, my first thought is - I have to bring her here to see

From: lorraine fraser <golly@direct.ca>
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999
Your website is wonderful; I was in Lahaina last May and we are going
again the year 2000.  We stayed at Lahaina Shores and could walk
Also have booked an all-inclusive tour of the Yucatan; we just love
ruins (that includes each other).  By the way, do you have any comments
re they Yucatan?
The only thing about your webpage is, I find it hard to read your blue
printing on a black background.  I know there is probably a way I can
change this but don't know how; I am one of those older ladies; I'm
known as Surfin' Gramma to my Granddaughters.
Also, I have a nephew in Toronto with your name "Glenn Hughes".
I imagine you are very busy but if you want to send a reply to this
email, I would love to hear from you.
Lorraine Fraser, Vancouver, Canada
I do intend the 'blue' problem in my next generation of this site, when I find the time.

From: "Niles, Raymond" <Ray.Niles@us.schroders.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999
Subject: I like the idea of your wandering lifestyle. I have a question, though.
How do you support yourself financially?  If I could do it, I might become a
wanderer myself.
Actually, my company supports me.
I've been doing engineering/management work for a Silicon Valley company for the past
12 years. Nice work if you can get it...
They're convinced that working in Asia is a difficult thing. Go figure.

From: "aji sasongko" <iaj@bontang.wasantara.net.id>
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999
Subject: Appreciate for Information

Dear Mr. Glenn. 
I learned more about Japan, esp.
Osaka from your web, before my business trip to Japan at August 08 till 19 last month. 
During All
Buddhist Holiday during my trip I went around to Kobe, Kyoto, Nagoya, Nagano and 8 hours Tokyo sight-seeing (Emperor's Palace Yard, Tokyo Tower, NHK Studios and Ginza} with JR-pass and I enjoyed Mountainous Japan and their forest and tunnels. 
Beautiful. Also I visited Shinsaibashi and Dotombori River/Bridge in Osaka and took a picture in locations as shown at your web. 
Thank you and best regards from Bontang, East Kalimantan, Indonesia 

Great! Sounds like you had quite a trip!
East Kalimantan is another place on my visit list - one day.

From: "Midori Takahashi" <dorie@bc.sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999

Hi Glenn,
After surfing the net for a while, I found your web page, and I really do appreciate your work. You made Japan look so pretty and neat. Yes, it's a beautiful country with very interesting (different culture) but lots of people are just scared of raw fish that they don't bother getting to know the country, even Japanese people. Your page is just awesome and I really like it a lot. Keep up your great work, Glenn. And thank you so much for all those you put up on your web page! If you get a chance, please visit my web page at:
Take care and have fun!

From: Mertyle3@aol.com
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999
Subject: Japan
I just returned from a one month home stay program in Japan.  Although I was
living in Kanazawa which is not posted in your site, I just want to thank you
for creating this site.  Although I'll always have my memories, I can also go
to your site and look at the country that I now so dearly love.  Thank you

From: "Denis Francis" <Denis@newmill34.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999
Subject: den

east & west, mystical !!

I've often wondered - what about north and south?

From: "AlLee, Guy" <guy.allee@intel.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 1999 
Subject: How Does One Go About Climbing Mt. Fuji?
Glenn -
I ran across your web page, and found it very well done. However, the question I have is this: 
where does one go to climb Mt. Fuji? I will be
traveling to Japan on business and have a weekend free. I seem to recall
that it is a journey that people do at night to be on top at sunrise. Is
this a practical endeavor for me to consider?
Guy L. AlLee, Jr.
Sure. We've done it. You take a bus from Shinjuku to the midpoint of Fuji-san and start hiking.
The mountain is only 'open' in July and August. Weather is unpredictable at other times.

From: "Irene Lee" <lee_irene@hotmail.com>
Subject: Amazing web page...
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999

I saw your web page on Japan and it made me "homesick" I came back about a month ago after living in Osaka for a year and a half... I was teaching English at NOVA... Fun stuff... You've got amazing pictures on the web... I picked up photography as a hobby in Japan and hope to go to school for it in the fall... Just wanted to say that your site gave me a good chuckle or two... Great job...


From: "Vincent De Laat" <laatv@realsoftware.be>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999

I'm Vincent De Laat and live in Belgium. My girlfriend and I are planning a three week trip in Japan. We just decided it. My questions are: Is it possible to travel around with a tent. Secondly what's the region that you would recommend?

You can reach us at our following address

It's possible, but not easy. Camping isn't allowed in National Parks. Trains don't go very close to campgrounds. The short answer is: it's not something I would recommend.

From: "Van de Ryt, Jim" <Jim.Vanderyt@Entex.com>
Date: Thu, 6 May 1999
Great website! I really enjoyed it. I visited Tokyo about 3 years ago for 2
weeks and I didn't want to go home. It is truly a very hospitable country and
I was treated like a traveling diplomat at all times. Reading your website
let me relive my experience in Japan and brought a tear to my eye.
Everything you said in there is true. Especially about the drinking. They
are not shy about having a few too many! I especially enjoyed the karaoke
boxes in Tokyo. But I was uncomfortable in a car zooming down narrow streets
on the WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD (At least as far as I was concerned), even as
a passenger.
I was a host to a Japanese exchange student while in high school and now,
being 32 years old, still keep in touch with Toshiya, my Japanese friend,
through e-mail and letters and phone and some visiting. 
Well, It was nice remembering my trip to the ancient country and I thank you
for that. I would really like to hear back from you regarding Japan as I
love to talk about it to others. If you have any interesting links about
Japan, PLEASE pass them on to me! I would really enjoy them.
Thanks for the memories!
Jim Van de Ryt

From: "abc" <stdanny@cyberway.com.sg>
Date: Mon, 3 May 1999
Subject: Holiday in Japan

Hi Glenn,
It is
interesting to see your friends and story in Japan. My family intend to travel Tokyo for holiday on June on our own, would you be kind enough to advice some low cost hotel/hostel for 2 adult and a child in Tokyo.
( understand it is about $200 - $300 Singapore dollars )
Hope to hear from you.


Well, since I live in the Tokyo area, I rarely have need to stay in a hotel there. So, unfortunately, I have no first-hand experience (save for a free night at the Hyatt in Shinjuku with hotel points). Sorry.

From: "Nick Baelz" <NICK@baelz.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999
Subject: oh cherry tree oh cherry tree to digitize or not to analagize - that is the ?

just wandering through my brother's 'sort of free' internet access while he sleeps trying to source the purchase of 2 specific cherry trees I wandered into your site. Cost me a lot of sleep. please give a sleep warning on your front page.
Anyway - a little technie question . Is your Hp .. whatever.. scanner not of a similar resolution to that of digital cameras. If so surely the resolution ( pixilation sounds better at this time of night ) of the photos is limited by the scaneer digital power.
If so a digital video camera might match in quality.
This is not just academic wanderings. I want to buy digital camera soonish to photo my maremma dogs ( for one ) and as my edit rate is probably close to 99.9 % digital seems a good idea.. but I want to do justice to their polar bear-like hair.
Anyway I enjoyed the photos and the wanderings - now where the hell is that taki-nioi cherry tree.
by the way - check out kew gardens - london - before you close down on the best gardens in the world.

Well, scanner resolution still exceeds digital camera resolution at similar prices, but the difference is getting smaller every day.

From: B474 <B474@nhs.dk>
Subject: Your Thailand Homesite Pages
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999

Hi Glenn,
I too wish to congratulate your camera and its accessory ;) upon having created such an attractive, entertaining and informative site about Thailand. (I haven't even browsed through the other pages yet)
And from reading your guest book I realize that this is a great way to get into touch with a lots of people with similar interest. However, astonishingly, your site has to a certain degree discouraged myself from constructing one, because there is no doubt in my mind that I shall not be able to make something that appealing myself.
Well, on the other hand it is probably better to have a Homepage - however
humble - than none at all.
I too am absolutely fascinated by the vital Thai culture and the gentle people of Thailand. I have been traveling for 2 years mostly in Thailand and learnt the language in the process, reading and writing included. This is really the key to the country especially since the overall knowledge of English among "ordinary people" is quite poor as you have undoubtedly noticed by now.
In particular in the Isaan, the Northeastern region you will have great difficulties in finding anybody speaking English at all.
I see you enjoy traditional Thai dancing, who doesn't by the way :) - and I
wondered if you ever saw a Moh Lam Sing performance. The traditional folk dance from Isaan. If not, you should definitely look for it next time you get the opportunity.
The dancing is very lively however a bit monotonous, nothing like the classical styles but the music really gets to you.
A couple of years ago I spent some time in my wife's village in Sakon Nakhon.
It is a very small village well away from any town or city, and with perhaps
50 inhabitants.
My wife told me there was gonna be a Moh Lam Sing performance that very
evening and that there would be a huge crowd watching them. I found that
very hard to believe, since the entire village seemed to be absolutely deserted. But I got wiser. During the afternoon, pick up trucks, minivans and buses arrived at this sleepy little village much to my surprise.
When the performers finally entered the stage the audience numbered 3-400
people cheering and drinking. And we did not get disappointed. A great show
it was.
My father-in-law got drunk 3 times on the infamous Lao Khao that day so he
was also quite happy.
I just told you this story to give you an impression of the popularity of
the Moh Lam Sing in Isaan.
I liked very much the way you present Thailand and thai people on your pages
PS There are a lot of junk pictures on the Web. Yours do most certainly not
belong to this category. I think you could most likely make writing and
photographing your way of living.
Best regards

Actually, I once saw a troupe of dancers from Isaan, performing at a festival in Bangkok. You're right, it was an amazing show. What surprised me was how bawdy and flirtatious the dancers were. It was nothing like the classical dances in the capital.
The audience really got in to it. Quite a fun evening... 
I hope to get up to Isaan one day. Thanks for sharing your story.

From: Sis6660@aol.com
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999

Enjoyed your web site. I want to come to Japan for about three months. I
think I have located an exchange near Kyoto and appreciate your web site to
help me along. I do not speak a word of Japanese but have been there about
six times and love the people. Thanks for sharing your experiences with me.

From: "L.J.Taylor" <L.J.Taylor@iti.salford.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999

Hello Glenn, my name is Leigh Taylor. I lived in Japan for four wonderful years. I would give my right arm to live in Japan again, particularly to see Tokyo and Kyoto, the two places that I actually didn't visit during my time in Japan.
I lived and worked in Kyushu for most of the time, where I took mostly university students for English conversation classes.
I am 27 years of age and I am now studying I.T. with Japanese. I came back to the U.K. to get my degree. If, or rather when I go back to Japan, I want to work in I.T. or photography if I can. (teaching English drove me batty!) I studied photography for a couple of years before I went to Japan, but my Japanese was not good enough, so teaching English was my only realistic option.
I love the photos that you put on your web site, I have similar photos of Kyushu, except I never had the bottle to take pictures of girls in skirts. Kyushu is a lot more of a country area compared to Tokyo.
I was quite excited to find your web site and I just had to e-mail you.
Regards Leigh Taylor

From: "Pongsak Wiengsukphaiboon" <pongsak@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999
Subject: Sa Was Dee Krap Khun Glenn

I am so impressed after I have looked through your web page. I have got to
see your web page about Thailand from www.tripod.com. They ranked yours as
the first one from the top ten web pages. Again, I am so impressed. How ?
It's about the way you admire Thailand.
Khob Khun Mark Krap to introduce Thailand in a very cute way.
My name is Pongsak, from Thailand, but currently living in Chicago, and now learning how to build a web myself. I have found your web is very informative and fun to read. You did a great job and please keep doing such a great job.
Would you mind advising me of how to build such a great web page like this ? Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again
Khob Khun Mark Krap (Thanks in Thai)

Thanks, Pongsak.
It's really great to hear, from a native, that I might have caught some of the soul of Thailand. It's truly one of my favorite places.
About Web Sites - I'm no expert, but there are three things I would say to anyone who wants to make one.
1) Technically: With programs like Front Page, there should be no technical barriers to anyone building a site.
2) Content: This is most important. The world doesn't need more links or fan pages, unless you're going to make the very best one. If, however, you're willing to put your perspective on the web, then you'll not only create something unique, but probably also something of some value.
3) Design: Do the content first. Content should drive the technology and the layout.

From: BC <pudsmom2@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999

I really like your site. You have found a great way to give homage to a culture you obviously enjoy.
I found your site via Tripod. I also have several travel related sites on Tripod and am starting a links/resource page. I would like to include your site.
Keep up the good work,

Seasoned Road Warrior? Planning a Vacation?
If you are going to travel, you've got to make this your
first stop.
Great travel tips and insight from a unique perspective:

From: Kimberly <kdana@luc.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999

Dear Glenn,
Love your site. I soon will be living and working in Japan, I wanted to ask you if you could share any info/advice with me?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Arigato gozimasu!

Advice - keep a journal from the first day you arrive. Get internet service to keep in touch with the outside world. Wander, wander, wander.
Most importantly, find someone who loves Japan, and have them show you around.
This is the most important thing about travel. See a place with someone who loves it, and you will learn to see it through their eyes. Hate is too easy to grow on your own, you don't need others helping you.
Read "The Lady and The Monk" by Pico Iyer.
Watch some Kurosawa films before you come over, or bring them with you. You can't get English subtitles in Japan.
Have fun.

From: Jade Dragon Staff <jadedragon@jadedragon.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999

May we use one of your cherry blossom pictures in an article on our web
site for our April issue? In each issue we explore the many holidays celebrated in Asian countries each month. In April we mention the cherry blossoms in Japan and we discovered your site while looking for cherry blossom art. We will link to your entire article and additional pictures if we may use your photo.
Our URL:
The Jade Dragon Online is an Asian culture publication source for feature articles on martial arts, Asian philosophy, holistic health, doing business in Asia, the Asian-American experience, and much, much more!
Thank you for your consideration,
Jade Dragon Online Staff

Sure! And everyone should check out Jade Dragon's site...

From: Dave Bryson <dbryson@globalserve.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999

Hi Glenn,
Love your site on Japan. Great insights and funny too.
You should definitely write a book! Your site was featured in an article in the
travel section of the Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, Canada). My boyfriend and I are planning to cycle around Japan for a month...so your site is a great resource.
One thing though...have you thought of changing the background colour. I find the links hard to read against the black background. Just a suggestion.
Also, what is it that you do that allows you to travel and live in these countries?
Keep up the good work.

Man I don't get this. Is this one of those Jerry Lewis is big in France things?
Don't get me wrong, I love all this exposure in Canada. I'm a big fan of Due South, Sarah McLachlan, and moose - but I wonder why I don't get this attention in other countries.
It's enough to make me break into "Oh, Canada". Thanks.

From: "Nina Suetake" <nsuetake@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999

Hi. You don't know me, but I recently accidentally hit on your web page and I was fascinated by all the places you've been. I was wondering how you've managed to go to so many places. Is it just a different frame of mind that allows you to take off and wander rather than sitting around like me, trying to find a new job and worrying about my next paycheck?
I don't get it. I would love to be able to feel as free as you seem.
Is it simply as easy as just picking up one day and deciding to go?
Anyway, I was just plain envious of your lifestyle.
Please write if you get the chance or inclination.
Nina Suetake

So many companies will kill to find employees who are willing to travel. You just need to have a defective gene (there really isn't any Darwinian incentive to the nomadic lifestyle today, that's why so many people tire of it so quickly) and an extremely patient spouse. I have both!

From: Susan Miles-Marchand (suem@mnsi.net)
Date: Wed Mar 10

Hi ...my trip to Japan was a once in a life time thing ..spent 6 weeks in Iwakuni on a military base visiting friends ..went to Peace Park in Hiroshima ..that has to be seen if ever visited ..but bring kleenex ..the mountains and scenery are something that you never forget ..i feel like i left a part of me there when i left

I had a similar experience at the Tokyo Air Raid section of the Edo Museum. So eerie... But I need to see Hiroshima.

From: "John Wadden" <jwadden@nf.sympatico.ca>
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999

Congratulations Glenn, and thanks for some great shots , really enjoyed them all.
I was wondering what was your job with all the travel ? How could you cope with all the different foods?
Thanks for allowing me to review your travels,
John Wadden

Well, here's my resume, which answers the first question.
Regarding food, I have a defective gene. When I was a kid, my brother and sister would order hamburgers and spaghetti. Meanwhile, I would always order something I'd never eaten before (duck, crab, squid, liver).
So, this is just another proof that I never really grew up!

From: John D. Syers (jdsyers@msn.com)
Date: Sun Mar 7

Living in Japan
I too lived in Japan for about 5 years, my wife is from Japan, and we have been going back about every 5 years, I was just there in August-September of l998, we usually stay for a month.
I like your site, once you live in Japan, it never leaves you, nice pictures also.

From: Anne0411@aol.com
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999

I found your site from an article in the Travel Section of The Edmonton
Journal (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)....weekend of February 27th....and just
had a chance to visit it. What a wonderful adventure you have created! It is
so well done and provided so much information and such wonderful pictures!
I look forward to coming back and visiting often!
Thank you!
Anne M.

Thanks Anne. And thanks Dave for the article!

From: Shankar D P (shankardp@vsnl.com)
Date: Tue Mar 2

I Love Your Wanderings On Japan.
I like the way you have put across the information in your site, keep up the good work.
If Possible keep in touch - for all those who admire / love - Japanese and their culture.
Good Luch Japan. We are with you.
Shankar D P, Bangalore-India.

Bangalore. The Silicon Valley of India. I hope to go there one day...

From: Elaine Wang (Wangel@hotmail.com)
Date: Mon Mar 1 03:43:32 1999

I love your web site.
As an Asia Pacific Business Management Diploma student in Edmonton, we are required to know more about the different countries in that region.
After sitting here for three hours scrolling through your web site, I have to say that I did not waste any of my precious sleeping hours. I am starting to have some idea and sense of what is like to experience the culture, the scenery and people there. It's so exciting and fun to travel through your eyes to so many countries that I long to travel and I am so glad that the Edmonton Journal did that article so that I can find this site.
Thank you for sharing all of this on the web.
PS. By the way, Faye Wong is not a Taiwanese. She was born in Beijing and is a Mainland Chinese and she became famous in Hong Kong. So you can say Hong Kong people claim that she is one of our own. Since we practically got her to where she is.
And yes, she rocks!!

Thanks for the correction. As my high school English teacher, Mrs. Remington, used to say, "It's a sad day that you don't learn something new."

From: TSE920@aol.com
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999

Hi Glenn,
I just spent a very entertaining early morning reading your web page.
I appreciated your good humored writing, and your curiosity with the world.
I will visit Yokohama and Tokyo for my first time, in less than three weeks,
and I am very excited. I will come by myself, and meet some friends,
hopefully a lot of friends who I have made over the internet. I hope I can get
out and see a million sights!
Thanks for your' great web page, keep up the good work,
take care,
Todd Ellsworth.

From: Richard Gebo <golf@gte.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999

I just found your web page "wandering in watertown,n.y. it brought back some old memories, I enjoyed it very much. wish you would write more about my hometown.
thank you. I have lived in florida since 1984 after I retired, but I still love watertown, n.y.

From: Joseph Dowd (joseph@dowd.net)
Date: Thu Feb 18 07:08:44 1999

This is the best web site i have been in. It contains information and beautiful photographs.
I think you take good photograph and i like all the photograph i have seen.
Did you use that digital camera of yours? I have yet to buy one.

Technical details: Only one or two pages have digital photos. All the rest are created with my Minolta Maxxum 9xi. I shoot Fujichrome slide film, and then scan the slides with the HP Photosmart scanner.
It will be awhile before digital can capture the magic of 'light writing' - photography.

From: jeon byeong yun (jmj1248@unitel.co.kr)
Date: Wed Feb 17

Deep Impression site!
Thank you for your photos of these cultures....
Good Luck to you!

From: Dave Finlayson
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999

Hi Glenn,
I'm a writer for a major Canadian daily newspaper (in Edmonton, Alberta)
who's doing an article on web travelogues. Found your site on Tripod and would love to chat with you, either by phone or e-mail.
I'll call you.

From: "Carl Mitchell" <carld@cooke.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999

I have really enjoyed your web site. I am a retired pilot from Continental Airlines. I flew to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines from the island of Guam for eight years. I have been a true Vagabond all my life. I have visited many of the places in Japan that are in you web site.
If you have time please visit my home web page.
I will keep an eye on your web site. It's great!
Carl Mitchell

Keep one eye on my site and the other on the horizon...

From: Riyoko Miura <riyoko@ops.dti.ne.jp>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999

I am a Japanese living in Shizuoka in Japan. I found your homepage now and it is very interesting.
Recently I started my homepage and want to introduce Japan to many foreigners.
If you don't mind, I want to link your homepage in my homepage. I am 60, and like
traveling very much.
I have many friend all over the world and many people visited me and always we had good time.
I will tell you more in my next letter.

Sounds good, Riyoko!

From: "FRED MCNULTY" <FATMAN2@prodigy.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999

I am also from Watertown, N.Y. born and raised here..and am still here.. I enjoyed your page. Gave me something to do during these boring long days at the office. Glad you remembered us in your travels.
Debbie Massey

Well, you could always have a snowball fight!

From: RADIOBEHM@aol.com
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 13:57:25 EST

Hi Glenn...I too lived in Watertown...for thirteen years! I always called it
Waterville. Loved your description of the town. It is the kind of place that
if you are on the lam from the law, any law, go to Watertown. You will never
be found. Even if they know where you are, no one wants to go there to pick
I still have many friends in Watertown and find it a great place to
visit IN THE SUMMER...
All the best...
Steve Behm, former Watertonian

You can see that the cold air of Watertown breeds dead-pan wit in others as well...

From: "CyberTeddy! WebSite500" teddy@cyberteddy-online.com
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 15:02:05 -0330

Your Site has been listed on the People's Choice WebSite 500.

Out of 510, I suspect...
No seriously, thanks to whoever nominated Range of Vision

From: Marilyn (beckm@bright.net)
Date: Wed Jan 13

A terrific site and you have a great sense of humor. You see and describe like I do. Not really off the wall, but hanging on the edge of the tack. A friend got me interested in Japan and hope to visit with him. Will visit your site again and tell others.

I think that's a compliment....right?

Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 12:40:07 -0800

I found your travel site informative and interesting, as I have also spent time living abroad in Hong Kong. I'm currently researching travel and related aspects due to it being a basis of personal interest, and topic for textile design.

See the 1998 entries

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