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Author Topic: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!  (Read 6181 times)

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Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« on: April 09, 2019, 07:10:58 AM »
Ok twelve months late, (or maybe twelve months too soon for some members), but here we go with another travelogue. It's been held up by things like me having difficulty posting pictures in the last twelve months, hospital stays and assorted things that get in the way of railways.

It all began when Bealette scored a job in 2017 teaching English in Japan. She was appointed to a school in a town just outside of Osaka, so after being there working for eight months, a visit from mom and dad was in order.

Japan had been on my bucket list for years, as the culture is so different, the railways are awesome, and of course there was always a chance of meeting up with forum member Railsquid!  ;)

So, one sunny morning last May, a flight to Cairns,



.... to board a flight for Tokyo. The adventure begins! In Japan, all travel was by rail (and boat).

Oh, I can post pics at last!
« Last Edit: April 09, 2019, 07:12:02 AM by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 07:48:46 AM »
fascinating start.... just what we needed on a cold damp april ,morning, took the bullet train ?
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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 07:58:09 AM »
Don't switch channels....  ;)
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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 08:22:46 AM »
Think work off this morning  :rain: so Bealman TV is an option.

Looking forward to more of your travels. Reminds me, except going to Purley last Saturday, I don't think I've been away for about 4 years  :(.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 08:27:43 AM »
Surely, a day out of Purley is a day wasted...
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 09:45:14 AM »
The mention of Purley always brings back the 'Nudge Nudge' sketch from Monty Python ;D
Sorry, George. We're just talking amongst ourselves while you resize all your pics :-X
We're not really going off topic :no: :angel:

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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 09:49:55 AM »
The mention of Purley always brings back the 'Nudge Nudge' sketch from Monty Python ;D

Me too, Mick, which is why I could not stop myself commenting!

Eric Idle at his fast-talking best and Terry Jones terrific as the straight man.  "Wot's it like, then?!"

I hope you are happily re-sizing George; I'm looking forward to more pictures...

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'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 09:55:54 AM »

I hope you are happily re-sizing George

The Moderation team paid good money to the surgeons to do that, John >:D

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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2019, 10:02:16 AM »
Ha bloody ha  :laughabovepost:
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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 10:14:12 AM »
Hadn't seen the sketch. Have now. Should have said Riddlesdown instead of Purley although I'm sure that'll bring up more schoolboy humour  :doh:  :D

George, pics please, shut us all up!

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2019, 10:19:17 AM »
Coming....  not at the moment though.... at club on me crutches with a mighty fine VB  :beers:
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2019, 01:00:17 PM »
Coming....  not at the moment though.... at club on me crutches with a mighty fine VB  :beers:

Cheers, George!
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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2019, 02:37:32 PM »
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mighty fine VB
A  fine example of an oxymoron ,but with almost everything owned by 2 multi nationals i suppose the chance of a decent pint is pretty slim

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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2019, 03:37:45 PM »
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mighty fine VB
A  fine example of an oxymoron ,but with almost everything owned by 2 multi nationals i suppose the chance of a decent pint is pretty slim

With Bealman laid up in hospital one of those multi nationals almost went down the tubes! :laugh:

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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2019, 03:48:55 PM »
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mighty fine VB
A  fine example of an oxymoron ,but with almost everything owned by 2 multi nationals i suppose the chance of a decent pint is pretty slim

With Bealman laid up in hospital one of those multi nationals almost went down the tubes! :laugh:

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