5 Great Upcoming Sports and Music Events in Melbourne To Watch Out For

Not only is Melbourne one of the world’s most exciting cities, literally pulsing with vitality, this spring and summer season Melbourne hosts some fantastic music and sports events. From horseracing to British rock, Melbourne offers a variety of sounds, colors, with thrills that will continue to build in momentum across Victoria. The following highlights provide […]

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The Japanese Design

If you love design, you will love Japan. Cutting edge architecture, outlandish fashion and futuristic technology mix easily with ancient temples, peaceful parks and elegant women wearing traditional kimono. Tokyo is the most populous city in the world. It’s fast-paced, neon-lit and crazy but also impossibly clean and well ordered. You will find it jam […]

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Japan | How To Watch Sumo Training

Watching sumo in action is a definite must-do cultural experience in Japan and seeing a grand tournament must be incredible. But, if you were like us and don’t have an opportunity, don’t despair, there’s a way to experience this centuries’ old sport up close and personal – as in twenty feet away personal – by […]

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Tokyo: Sacred Destinations

  Pilgrimage is indeed one of the oldest motives for travel. For centuries, people have travelled to find places which inspire, astound, and simply take our breath away. The modern history of what we now know as Tokyo is centred around commerce, innovation, animation and out-there fashion.  Tokyo may not have the wealth of historic […]

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How Much Wrapping Is Too Much Wrapping

  I had one of my first bits of “culture shock” when I bought a box of cookies at a grocery store in Asakusa, Japan only to find out that each of the cookies was individually wrapped. All those extra layers of plastic, separating me from my beloved chocolate cookies made it a bit difficult […]

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Japan: First Impression

Cherry blossoms, zen gardens, temples, sushimi. All of these are remarkably Japanese and spectacular. Paul asked me for my first impression of Japan last night and I had to blurt out the first thing which was… The toilets! Toilets Modern Japanese toilets are a cross between a computer game and a juke box. You will […]

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