Sam Baldwin

Sam Baldwin

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Sam Baldwin spent two years working as an English teacher on the JET Programme in the small town of Ono, in Fukui prefecture, Japan. For Fukui’s Sake is a true account of his adventures.

He has written about travel for The Guardian, The Times, The Independent and The Scotsman, and has contributed to numerous magazines and guide books. He now lives in Edinburgh and works as a writer and editor for an international online travel company.

Sam is also the founder of, the website for snow travellers, featuring snow stories from China to Chile, Scotland to Spain

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“There are apparently three phases to Culture Shock. Phase 1 is the ‘Honeymoon Phase’ – where everything is new, exciting and fascinating. Phase 2 is the ‘Negotiation Phase’ when feelings of excitement give away to frustration and anger; everything is difficult and even depressing. And Phase 3 is the ‘Adjustment Phase’ where things become more normal, and you accept both the positive and negative differences that exist between your home and adopted country and are able to feel comfortable. There is also ‘Reverse culture shock’ that happens upon your return”
Sam Baldwin, For Fukui's Sake: Two Years In Rural Japan

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