Budget Travel in Japan (Paperback)
Budget Travel in Japan
Australians Penny and Bill Farrant travelled to Japan in the heart of the Japanese winter of 1991-1992 to visit friends in Sapporo. They travelled around the main four islands for five weeks and fell in love with Japan. After returning to Australia, they vowed to return, after they retired, to spend a whole year exploring the country further and seeing it in all seasons. This book is a week-by-week record of their adventures during a year in Japan, from September 2016 to August 2017, based on weekly emails sent to friends and family back home. Find out why Penny and Bill wholeheartedly recommend Japan as a destination for seniors and other travellers on a limited budget.
Perth-based author Penny Farrant and her husband Bill have visited Japan three times - for five weeks in 1991-1992, for a year in 2016-2017, and for three months in 2018 - and they intend to return again. As seniors on a limited budget, and despite Bill having coeliac disease, their year in Japan was very rewarding as they met many of the locals, learnt about Japanese culture, sampled a range of interesting and delicious foods, and enjoyed a wealth of remarkable and exciting experiences.
Penny's accompanying book Gluten-Free Travel in Japan is rich with food photos and describes how Bill, having been diagnosed with coeliac disease in his 50s, faced the additional challenge of having to avoid foods containing wheat, barley, rye and oats. Penny's weekly emails to friends during their year away, with photos and descriptions of their experiences, form the basis of both books.
Dr Penny (Penelope) Farrant has degrees in architecture and marine biology and is particularly interested in the art-science interface. She is the author of Colour in Nature - a Visual and Scientific Exploration (Blandford UK 1997) and Pen-Pen's Journey (Vivid Publishing Fremantle WA 2016). Her interests include art and calligraphy, swimming, bushwalking, and travel.
Budget Travel in Japan will appeal to anyone interested in Japan or in budget travel generally, whether or not they intend to travel to Japan or simply want to enjoy an entertaining read from the comfort of their own living room. It is written in an informal, easy-to-read style and is chock-a-block with fascinating, colourful photos.