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Day 7 of Japan: To Kyoto and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine Flea Market

We headed out from Tokyo to Kyoto, taking the “bullet train.” The theme for today’s story was just barely making things in time! Read on for details and many pictures. Now updated with pictures of our tiny Kyoto room — not sure how these got forgotten before!

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Day 6 in Japan: Meguro Parasitological Museum and Shinjuku

So we’ve now updated this post with text — read on for details!

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Day 5 in Japan: Ghibli Museum, Yoyogi Park, and Shibuya

Alright, we got some time to add details to the pictures for today — read on! 🙂

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Day 4 in Japan: Tsukiji Fish Market, Hama-rikyu Gardens, and Science Museum

Today we had a day packed full of some of Tokyo’s best fish, gardens, and science! Quite the fun combination.
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Day 3 in Japan: The Imperial Gardens and Shinjuku

Today was a day of much walking in Japan, as we explored the Imperial Palace grounds, the Imperial East Gardens, Shinjuku (a huge shopping district), and generally got our feel for the city of Tokyo.
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Day 2 in Japan: Akihabara

Our first day of actual stuff in Japan saw us visit Akihabara, the electronics and anime mecca, as well as the Meiji Jingu shrine and Yoyogi Park.
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Day 1 in Japan: Made it to our Tokyo hotel!

Our honeymoon in Japan has begun! We’re going to be trying to keep a running travelogue as we go, mostly as a place to share fun pictures that we take. Our first day was a travel-heavy day: Over 24 hours on airplanes, at airports, or on trains. Read on for quarantine adventures and pictures of our awesome hotel.
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To Japan: Part 2 (of 2)

Paradoxdruid and I are going to Japan for our honeymoon — specifically, we’re going to Tokyo and Kyoto for about a week each in May. Earlier we posted our list of “must-see” places in Tokyo and now we thought we’d post our list for Kyoto. We’d love recommendations from people! Part 2: Kyoto.
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To Japan: Part 1 (of 2)!

So Paradoxdruid and I are going to Japan for our honeymoon, exploring a new country as a newly wedded couple, and while we’ve come up with a list of “must-see” places, we were wondering if any Paradoxdruid’s Rants’ readers have recommendations. Part 1: Tokyo.
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Wedding Planning– It Begins!

Because of Teisha’s candidacy exam (see her anticipation, below), we haven’t really started planning for our wedding yet. Which isn’t so bad, since we aren’t planning to get married until May 2009. Nevertheless, it never hurts to solicit suggestions, hear about other weddings (what worked, what didn’t), and to share our ever so tentative plans.
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My first first-author paper!

Just wanted to share that my first first-author paper is now online! In the journal Stem Cells and Development, here’s my paper on “Roles of Integrins in Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Growth on Matrigel and Vitronectin.”


The Future of Scientific Publishing

Just read a fascinating (if lengthy) essay on disruptive technology and the future of scientific publishing. Well worth the read!


Deflation!

Just wanted to share Mint.com’s Visual Guide to Deflation, which is quite explanatory.


All Things Stem Cell

Hey all Paradoxdruid readers! I recently started up a blog on stem cells that I’d love you all to take a look at: http://www.allthingsstemcell.com/


Barely Literate: The Fermata

I participated in another Barely literate book review podcast, this time on Nicholson Baker’s “The Fermata”. Give it a listen!


Time for Change

Obama has outlined a strategy for America, in great depth. Read all about Change.gov!


Free Rice

Okay, I’ll admit that it’s entirely possible that I am the last person to learn about this website*, but it’s really addictive. 
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