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The Strange World of Tokyo’s Animal Cafes

Posted By on January 9, 2014 in Japan | 18 comments

The Strange World of Tokyo’s Animal Cafes

I’ll be bidding farewell to Japan in March, leaving me with only short 2...

Sunday Snapshot: Hida-Takayama Illumination

Posted By on December 22, 2013 in Japan, Travel Photography | 0 comments

Sunday Snapshot: Hida-Takayama Illumination

  Holiday season illuminations are quite popular in Japan. While many cities...

5 Things I Didn’t Know About the Holiday Season in Japan

Posted By on December 19, 2013 in Japan | 18 comments

5 Things I Didn’t Know About the Holiday Season in Japan

New Year’s is A Lot Like Western Christmas In Japan, New Year’s is one of the...

Sunday Snapshot: Matsumoto Castle

Posted By on December 15, 2013 in Japan, Travel Photography | 5 comments

How to Drink in Japan

Posted By on December 10, 2013 in Japan | 14 comments

How to Drink in Japan

There’s something so mysterious about Japanese nightlife. After dark, the streets...

Going Local: Scenes from Markets Around the World

Posted By on October 31, 2013 in Japan, Laos, Spain, Thailand | 21 comments

Going Local: Scenes from Markets Around the World

Markets have always seemed like the best place to get to know a new country. It’s a...