Have you ever had an inner voice nagging you to jump from the everyday ordinary to the absolute extraordinary?
Well, Michael and I have for about 15 years now since we first toyed with the idea of starting a small family business which introduced our love of travel to the world. The voices got so loud that they were hard to ignore and so we both dragged ourselves to the top of a spiritual precipice and have launched ourselves into the clouds of the unknown below. This blog will tell you of our adventures over the next few months as we both come to terms with changing our employment situations to meet the challenge to fulfil our true destinies despite the fear of the unknown.
This blog is about the journey therefore not the destination. It is about my journey within and the travels we take on outwardly. Enjoy being exposed to the unusual places and happenings which are unique and different- like the Fiechtners really which ICG promotes in all of their tours and experiences as our philosophy. There are also a couple of surprises up our sleeves that we will reveal as they become more real. Some of these are amazing opportunities in foreign lands but we will keep the suspense until they happen.
11th April. In Tokyo to find the final blooms of the Sakura or cherry blossoms waiting for our arrival. The blossoms start around the end of March every year and travel up Japan with each day that passes. Tokyo is one of the last places that proudly displays their beauty before the April showers help the petals fall silently from the trees. If the weather is kind, they can last for a short two weeks before they disappear for another year.
Arrival in Fukuoka in the afternoon and drive down to Munakata where ICG will be hosting the Sanix supporters' Rugby tour at the end of April. Sanix invites a group of international schools to play Rugby. This year Brisbane Boys College was invited to represent Australia as the only school. The comp will be held in Global Arena 20 minutes outside of Munakata. Hence our destination. We will spend the next few days checking out the local sights and sounds for our upcoming tour. We have never been to this part of Japan before but the nicest thing about Japan is that it feels like our second home (after Toowoomba)and it is very familiar to us. We love to show this amazing culture and its people to others especially if they have never been here before. Strangely enough, the four Fiechtners feel very comfortable in this quirky land. Living here for a number of years has certainly helped us feel this way.