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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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Tokyo From Above: Best Roof Top Views

There are few things more breathtaking than gazing out over the sea of lights of Tokyo at night. With cities inside a city, there is always going to be differences on the best spot for viewing this vast landscape of futuristic architectural edgy buildings, temples, parks, neon lights or to just take in the breadth […]

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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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Japan| Know Before You Go

  We are about to head to Japan, but before we land in the Land of the Rising Sun we prepared a few things to make sure our trip goes smoothly. 1| Book Ahead Japan might seem like a small country, but it has so much to offer, so many absolutely fascinating places to see, […]

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Cambodia’s Must Do and See

  Cambodia has an amazing, vibrant, unavoidable soul and it rubs off on every person that visits this beautiful country. Whether you are staying for a couple of weeks or passing through, there are a couple of sites that you must see. Before you head to Cambodia, make sure you have: A visa. Most visitors […]

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