Personal Blog of Jacob Proffer


  1. Iceland
  2. Iceland 2018
  3. Iceland 2024
  4. Japan
  5. Japan 2017
  6. Japan 2019
  7. Japan 2022
  8. Japan 2023
  9. Japanese
  10. Norway
  11. Romania


49 Total Posts
  1. A Perfect Day in Iceland: Hiking Thingvellir and the Reykjadalur Valley

    Discover the perfect day in Iceland, starting with a landing at the airport and unforgettable hikes in Thingvellir National Park and Reykjadalur Valley.

    Pockets of geothermal steam rise in the Reykjadalur valley.
  2. Return to Iceland Delayed by a Day

    Mechanical problems and bad weather delayed Myles and I's return to Iceland in May 2024.

    Man with blue hat and sweater, carrying a jacket with closed eyes.
  3. Six Years Studying Japanese

    An overview of the applications, books, and games which I use to study Japanese in 2024.

    Stacked Japanese textbooks and graded readers.
  4. Discovering Yokohama: Last Day Adventures in Japan

    Before returning to the Haneda Airport for a flight home, I visited Yokohama for the first time.

    The red brick facade of Aka-Renga Soko in Yokohama, Japan.
  5. Harry Potter Studio Tour in Tokyo, Japan

    Visiting the Yushukan Museum and the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Tokyo, Japan.

    A mannequin of Dumbledore from Harry Potter rests a hand on a wood desk.
  6. Pirate Ships and Black Eggs in Hakone, Japan

    From trains to pirate ships, I traveled to Hakone, Japan to eat black eggs in Owakudani.

    The volcanic valley of Owakudani with columns of steam.
  7. A Short Day at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Japan

    My short day at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Japan, shortened by heavy rain and thunder.

    Wide view of Eejanaika, a rollercoaster at Fuji-Q Highland, with two people walking in foreground
  8. Hiking Mount Takao in Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan

    Traveling to and hiking Mount Takao, in Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan.

  9. Back to Japan, Again

    Traveling back to Tokyo, Japan in 2023.

    Haneda Airport Terminal 3 sign
  10. Shimokitazawa and Leaving Japan

    For the final day in Japan, I visited Shimokiatazawa before returning to Akihabara to shop.

    A sign that says Shimokitazawa.
  11. Back to Shinjuku

    Five years later, I returned to Shinjuku to re-visit TOHO Cinemas and to have a drink at the Park Hyatt Tokyo's bar.

    Entrance to Shinjuku Station.
  12. Adventure to Kamakura

    On my third day back in Japan, I visited a seaside city called Kamakura.

    A wide view of Kamakura, Japan.

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