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 +===== Bucket List =====
 +  * Experience colder than single digit Fahrenheit. Ideally be able to throw boiling water and see it turn to snow/ice.
 +  * Experience a good roiling storm.
 +  * Roller coasters are fun. A little spendy. Don't want to wait in lines though, unless I'm with someone.
 +    * Busch Gardens was recommended as a more decorative roller coaster area, but I don't mind Six Flags on a parking lot either.
 +
 +
 +===== Yosemite =====
 +Can take YARTS from Merced/​Fresno/​ few other places to Yosemite and hostels outside. Take bus back to hostel, rinse and repeat for a few days.
 +
 +Whether to fly into Fresno for $500 non-stop round trip or just fly into Oakland for $200 round trip nonstop and drive/take train to Merced and take YARTS.
 +
 +Interesting.
 +
 +
 +===== South Korea =====
 +Grandpa was stationed at the Hantan River, near by the border.
 +
 +Culture:
 +<​blockquote>​The common response to my concern for their wellbeing is: “teacher, I must study hard so that I can go to a good university”. They must then study hard in university to be considered for the best companies hiring graduates, who all want the same jobs. Then they are worked to the bone in their jobs until they are replaced by a cheaper, more educated graduate. They are forced to retire young and endure a life where they receive a derisory old age pension (€325 a month).</​blockquote>​
 +  * https://​www.irishtimes.com/​life-and-style/​abroad/​generation-emigration/​stress-dominates-every-aspect-of-life-in-south-korea-1.2837362
 +
 ===== Japan ===== ===== Japan =====
 +
 +
 +==== To Do! ====
 +Figure out transportation to south Japan. Fly out of Fukuoaka to Seoul? Seoul to Tokyo.
 +  * Booking via Peach looks good. One Baggage fee is $12. Leave hiking poles in Tokyo area? Hmm...
 +
 +Figure out what to bring home (snacks) for work.
 +
 +==== Logan ====
 +=== Kyoto ===
 +He had an excellent time visiting the shrines and climbing mountains. Old and not Christian but interesting.
 +
 +  * Lots of shrines
 +  * It’s the cultural capital, and used to be the actual capital.
 +  * West side of Kyoto has lots  of mountains and trails and water.
 +  * Sen bong tori, path 
 +  * Orange gates on way to mountain
 +  * Bamboo grove
 +
 +=== Nagoya ===
 +Where Toyota is
 +
 +=== Nagasaki ===
 +  * Iojima is the island that traders came to. 
 +  * Lots of old Christian churches founded there.
 +
 +
 +
 +==== Culture ====
 +Cool intro series (although war based). Supernova in the East, by Dan Carlin
 +  * Japan didn't really want to get into war, but was sliding towards it.
 +  * They had 1/20th of the resources of the US. Bombing Pearl Harbor and immediately taking over eastern side of Pacific was the only hope they had of getting an armistice. ​
 +    * Normally they would announce war a little bit ahead of time. "​Don'​t kill a sleeping -------, wake them up first then kill them"
 +    * Unfortunately this didn't happen, which made the Americans even more mad. Churchill was "​glad"​ Japan attacked the US, because it meant Britain would be saved from Germany and the Axis. America had way more ability to create war resources. 10X everyone else.
 +
 +==== Stuff ====
 +
 Kiyoko'​s grandma is in Nagasaki. Can take train (Kamone) to Fukuoka airport for $50 and 3 hours. fly from nearby Fukuoaka airport over to Seoul cheaply ($60). Or take a flight, which is even more time and $250.  Kiyoko'​s grandma is in Nagasaki. Can take train (Kamone) to Fukuoka airport for $50 and 3 hours. fly from nearby Fukuoaka airport over to Seoul cheaply ($60). Or take a flight, which is even more time and $250. 
  
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           * One of the main reason for hiking boots is an ankle sprain, but an ankle brace is wayyy better. It actually bonds them together! <​del>​Downhill sucks though for sandals....</​del>​ But you can tighten the front, and most shoes suck downhill.           * One of the main reason for hiking boots is an ankle sprain, but an ankle brace is wayyy better. It actually bonds them together! <​del>​Downhill sucks though for sandals....</​del>​ But you can tighten the front, and most shoes suck downhill.
       * If need to insulate feet from cold while raining / snowing, use neoprene booties? $10 on Amazon is probably a lot cheaper than sewing them from leftover neoprene yourself. Not sure... https://​www.amazon.com/​Lifemall-UMM-Neoprene-Water-Black/​dp/​B00ZZJK1IW?​tag=edgehunting-20 https://​thegearhunt.com/​best-waterproof-socks-reviewed/​       * If need to insulate feet from cold while raining / snowing, use neoprene booties? $10 on Amazon is probably a lot cheaper than sewing them from leftover neoprene yourself. Not sure... https://​www.amazon.com/​Lifemall-UMM-Neoprene-Water-Black/​dp/​B00ZZJK1IW?​tag=edgehunting-20 https://​thegearhunt.com/​best-waterproof-socks-reviewed/​
 +        * Use a plastic bag? Also need to bring microspikes just in case.
   * Another person recommends watching sunrise from 8th station hut, then comfortably hiking to the top in the daytime with a full night of sleep. ​   * Another person recommends watching sunrise from 8th station hut, then comfortably hiking to the top in the daytime with a full night of sleep. ​
     * Mountain huts numbers and schedules: https://​www.jnto.go.jp/​eng/​arrange/​travel/​practical/​pdf/​Mt.Hut_Mt.Fuji.pdf     * Mountain huts numbers and schedules: https://​www.jnto.go.jp/​eng/​arrange/​travel/​practical/​pdf/​Mt.Hut_Mt.Fuji.pdf
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 ===== Checklist ===== ===== Checklist =====
 One bag checklist: https://​www.onebag.com/​list.html,​ maybe Doomsday Prepping for less crazy folk: http://​lcamtuf.coredump.cx/​prep/,​ {{ :​home:​doomsday_prepping_for_less_crazy_folk.pdf |}} One bag checklist: https://​www.onebag.com/​list.html,​ maybe Doomsday Prepping for less crazy folk: http://​lcamtuf.coredump.cx/​prep/,​ {{ :​home:​doomsday_prepping_for_less_crazy_folk.pdf |}}
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   * Get immunizations done, NOW   * Get immunizations done, NOW
   * Update STEP, NOW: https://​travelregistration.state.gov/​STEP/​Index.aspx   * Update STEP, NOW: https://​travelregistration.state.gov/​STEP/​Index.aspx
 +  * Driver'​s permit, passport, driver'​s license in safe place, plus picture backups of all of them. Is that it?
  
  
-  * Put key lock on phone, [[https://​security.stackexchange.com/​questions/​14834/​is-androids-password-screen-lock-enough-data-theft-protection|encryption not really necessary]]. Can get 3G GSM on Nexus 5 North American version. See what cheap phones there are in Poland, but it'd be good insurance to have a data / phone plan for emergency uber ride. +  * Put key lock on phone, [[https://​security.stackexchange.com/​questions/​14834/​is-androids-password-screen-lock-enough-data-theft-protection|encryption not really necessary]]. Can get 3G GSM on Nexus 5 North American version. See what cheap phones there are in Poland, but it'd be good insurance to have a data / phone plan for emergency uber ride. 
 +    * Put lastpass on phone?
   * Chromebook for light battery-powered all-day plane/train computing as well as portable phone battery charger.   * Chromebook for light battery-powered all-day plane/train computing as well as portable phone battery charger.
 +    * Still not sure though. Seems annoying to take care of and make sure it's safe.
 +    * Accordingly,​ set up other computer with website.
 +    * Set up lastpass, make sure all needed logins work with OTP and remember chromebook. Maybe give M&D phone sim? Interesting.
  
   * Set up beneficiaries for ... who?   * Set up beneficiaries for ... who?
-  * Take picture backups ​of important ​stuff. Save on Dropbox. +  * Make physical copies ​of passport and important ​papers (visas), and have a picture for good measure. Save on phone/Dropbox. 
-  * Headphones ​w/ microphone for calls. Make sure that it sounds good, especially compared to laptop microphone. ​+  * Earbuds ​w/ microphone for calls. Make sure that it sounds good, especially compared to laptop microphone. Bring a backup
   * Are the flight dates right   * Are the flight dates right
 +  * Tell credit cards / debit cards you are traveling.
   * Passport, minimal credit cards, Oregon ID. Emergency 4-5 days of money in case you need to transfer money from U.S. and the debit card doesn'​t work. 1% transaction fee. Store in middle of backpack. Bring combo lock?    * Passport, minimal credit cards, Oregon ID. Emergency 4-5 days of money in case you need to transfer money from U.S. and the debit card doesn'​t work. 1% transaction fee. Store in middle of backpack. Bring combo lock? 
     * String / floss with hole in shorts or something similar? https://​travel.stackexchange.com/​questions/​88235/​are-there-types-of-fasteners-that-are-more-pick-pocket-resistant     * String / floss with hole in shorts or something similar? https://​travel.stackexchange.com/​questions/​88235/​are-there-types-of-fasteners-that-are-more-pick-pocket-resistant
     * Ahh, nevermind, use a larger nametag thing underneath your shirt, on the right near your armpit?     * Ahh, nevermind, use a larger nametag thing underneath your shirt, on the right near your armpit?
-  * Earmuffs ​w/ label. Ahhbring work ones?+  * Earmuffs ​so you can listen to things in peacebut also earplugs for sleeping at night comfortably (muffs are bulky).
  
   * 1 athletic shorts, 1 non athletic shorts.   * 1 athletic shorts, 1 non athletic shorts.
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   * Package or two of fancy detergent to remove smells easier. Extra ziploc bags for anything.   * Package or two of fancy detergent to remove smells easier. Extra ziploc bags for anything.
   * Belt   * Belt
-  * Nike shoes shoe goo-ed, fixedBuy sandals ​therecan't rely on the ones you have now.  +  * Robust pair of decathlon sandals (my personal preference). $15. [[https://​www.decathlon.com/​products/​mens-hiking-sandals-arpenaz-50?adept-product=mens-hiking-sandals-arpenaz-50&​adept_product_id=mens-hiking-sandals-arpenaz-50&​source=search|NH100Arpenaz 50]].
-    * Stores would be Decathlon or Sportsdirect. +
-  * +
   * Sunscreen   * Sunscreen
   * 4 pairs of underwear, 3 pairs of socks   * 4 pairs of underwear, 3 pairs of socks
 +  * Utensils: <​del>​Metal</​del>​ (airport security w/ carryon), <​del>​Spork</​del>​ (too annoying for me to use), Chipotle plasticware! Free, good looking, and robust.
 +  * <​del>​Remove lighter from camping bag.</​del>​ Sweet, TSA is ok with them. 
   * <​del>​Target sealable plastic container with spork/​knife,​ just in case nothing is at dorms.</​del>​ But, you can just buy/borrow it when you're there too.    * <​del>​Target sealable plastic container with spork/​knife,​ just in case nothing is at dorms.</​del>​ But, you can just buy/borrow it when you're there too. 
     * Otherwise shopping bags for carrying food is just fine. No fine cuisine here...     * Otherwise shopping bags for carrying food is just fine. No fine cuisine here...
  
-  * Pre-load ​work laptop with some reading / programming / thoughts. OpenCV camera shake tracking thing?+  * Pre-load laptop ​or phone with some reading ​/ videos ​/ programming / thoughts. OpenCV camera shake tracking thing? 
 +  * No contacts (just glasses) in 3rd world countries? Might want to get a slightly better prescription before leaving 
 +  * Waterproof your backpack by lining with garbage bag?  
 +  * Velcro on pockets w/ important things in them so you can hear pickpockets opening them.
  
 ===== Phone SIM ===== ===== Phone SIM =====
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 Visitors office is + 48 58 347 28 28, but housing has one of the following suffixes and closes by 4pm Poland time: 2547  2286  1518 Visitors office is + 48 58 347 28 28, but housing has one of the following suffixes and closes by 4pm Poland time: 2547  2286  1518
 ===== San Francisco / Bay Area ===== ===== San Francisco / Bay Area =====
 +  * Decathlon (other sandals, try out bikes). Go to Emeryville store, as it's bigger.
 +  * Kickstart?
   * Exploratorium. The Tech Museum of Innovation too?   * Exploratorium. The Tech Museum of Innovation too?
   * [[https://​dynamicland.org/​|Dynamicland]]   * [[https://​dynamicland.org/​|Dynamicland]]
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   * Roller Coaster (California Great America)? or go to the LA one (Magic Mountain). In the winter the crowds will be less. But you'll have less sunlight too. Maybe they still stay open late.    * Roller Coaster (California Great America)? or go to the LA one (Magic Mountain). In the winter the crowds will be less. But you'll have less sunlight too. Maybe they still stay open late. 
     * Also should ride on the scariest part. Front or extreme back? On deja vu it was definitely the back :-) Or was it the front? :-)     * Also should ride on the scariest part. Front or extreme back? On deja vu it was definitely the back :-) Or was it the front? :-)
 +  * 
 ===== General Tips ===== ===== General Tips =====
 Bla bla car Bla bla car
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