A Journey of 1000 Li

Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

27 April 2010

What I’m looking forward to


There are so many things I’m excited about when it comes to our long-awaited adventure, which starts in just a few days. In addition to all the sights I can’t wait to see, here are a few that stand out in my mind: Hanging out with monkeys Soaking in Onsen (hot springs) Trying interesting food […]

Posted by Vicky under: Planning; vicky.


18 April 2010

Everything but the kitchen sink (our bicycle touring packing list)


Two weeks to go! It’s hard to believe we’re so close to leaving. With the looming deadline comes the realization that our final packing list is still incomplete. We’ve gone through a few different checklists, but never reached the definitive “this is everything we’re taking with us” point. This weekend, we decided we could no […]

Posted by Vicky under: bicyle touring; Bicyle touring equipment; Planning.


22 January 2010

New digs


Woohoo!  www.journeyof1000li.com officially has a new home!  This blog is all grown up.  Or at least, it is no longer crashing on blogger.com’s couch, and has a place of its own.  Granted, the boxes aren’t unpacked yet, and the walls REALLY need a new coat of paint, but hopefully that will come soon. Sooner, that […]

Posted by Kelly under: Planning.


13 March 2009

Making Lists


While I don’t have quite the same fetish for making lists and/or spreadsheets as some people in my family, I have to admit that I’ve been enjoying all of the planning for our trip. This is a good thing, since I have a suspicion that we have a very shallow understanding of all the requirements […]

Posted by Kelly under: Planning.


10 March 2009

Our Journey (a little more detail, this time)


I was a little coy last time about what we’re planning for this trip. In case it wasn’t clear: our goal is to take a biking/camping trip through as much of Japan as we can, south to north. As of right now, we’re intending to start in Fukuoka and end up in Wakkanai. So first, […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; Planning.