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It’s interesting observing people’s reactions when they find out that not only do I travel without my husband at least some of the time, I actively …

'Dondo Yaki' New Year Fire Lighting Ceremony, Japan

Yes, Japan is unique, but it’s not your fantasy land

I've thought about writing this post for a long time. There were some days and weeks over the past year when I'd witness such poor behavior from …

Japan

How to Read a Japanese Calendar

Understanding how to read a Japanese calendar is an important part of life in Japan. While it may seem intimidating at first when you see a …

Japan

DOCOMO to Offer Foreigners Visiting Japan Free Access to Mobile Phone Network via Prepaid SIM

TOKYO, Dec 25, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today its Japan Welcome SIM [TM ] series will introduce Plan 0 (read “plan zero”) …

Japanese New Year Customs – everything you need to know

New Year or Oshōgatsu (お正月) is the most important holiday of the year for the Japanese. It's a family holiday that is steeped in long tradition and …

Japan

Tokyo Christmas Market: Tokyo’s Answer to a European Christmas

If you're looking for a European Christmas market in Tokyo to put you in the mood for the holidays, then the Tokyo Christmas Market in Hibiya has got …

Japan

Ao no Dokutsu: Blue Cave Shibuya Illumination 2017

The Shibuya Ao no Dokutsu, meaning the ‘Shibuya Blue Cave,' is the closest and most spectacular winter illuminations near Shibuya Station. The event …

Japan

Where to see Christmas lights in Tokyo

Are you looking for places to see Christmas lights in Tokyo? Well, you're in luck because the Japanese are all on board with it, and the displays are …

Japan

5 of the best German Christmas markets in Tokyo

The Japanese seem to be taking Christmas to a whole new level every year. Of course, being a non-traditional holiday, adopting celebratory practices …

Japan

Setagaya Boroichi: Winter Flea Market Shopping in Tokyo

Love a good treasure hunt? Are you a shopper who loves the pursuit of a bargain? Then come rummage to your heart's content at one of Tokyo's biggest …

Japan

Becoming Muslim in Japan: The Story of a Japanese Muslimah

日本でムスリムとなる:日本人ムスリマの歩み A post shared by ありさ 🇯🇵🧕🏻 اريسا (@nurarisamaryam) on Jul 30, 2017 at 4:34am PDT Today we have a special interview with Nur …

Japan

Uncovering Niigata’s tradition of craftsmanship in Tsubame-Sanjo

The Japanese are not new to the world of design and innovation. “A knack for design” would be putting it lightly and “world-class craftsmanship” not …

Japan

A Practical Guide to Travel in Myanmar

I read a lot of things before heading to Myanmar, especially about the practicalities of trip planning and what to expect in country. In reality, …

Asia Travel

Why I won’t be boycotting travel to Myanmar

Myanmar has been in the international news a lot the past couple of weeks, and it hasn’t been for the glorious stupa-dotted landscape of Bagan or the …

Asia

Your Ultimate Guide to a Grand Sumo Tournament in Japan

Watching a sumo tournament in Japan is a fascinating experience. Consider it not just a sporting event, but a display of long-standing culture and …

Japan

Japan’s Annual Health Checks: The good, the bad and the problematic

“I got all A's on my health check!” I called out to Hai as I opened my letter containing the results of this year's medical examination. “What's …

Health

The 8 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the U.S.

The legendary R&B group TLC once said “don’t go chasing waterfalls,” but we beg to differ (no disrespect, TLC). Waterfalls come in all shapes and …

Hiking

The picturesque route to Inle Lake (The Slow Train from Thazi)

Most travellers in Myanmar take the bus to get from city to city. The rationale is clear: they are faster and more comfortable. So why would we …

Asia Travel

8 Wonderful Destinations In Southeast Asia

General InformationCambodiacambodiaangkor watBalihalong bayvietnambangkokthailandBaganmyanmarphilippinesborobudurlaosINDONESIASoutheast Asia is …

Asia Travel

Yangon to Inle Lake by train (The Slow Train from Thazi to Shwenyaung)

Single entry visa for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam & Thailand coming soon

By KARRYON<p>@karryontravel<p>26 Jun 2017<p>A singe entry visa for five countries in the South East Asia region is set to happen “sooner rather than later”, …

Photo Diary: Visiting Bangkok’s Grand Palace and Wat Po

Chaotic, colourful, golden: these are three words I’d use to describe Thailand, especially its dynamic capital Bangkok.My last trip to Thailand, and …

Thailand

Fun things to do in Yangon, Myanmar (2 day itinerary)

Myanmar eVisa: How to get a tourist visa online for Myanmar (Burma)

Getting a visa for travel to Myanmar (Burma) is now much easier thanks to the government's eVisa program. Under the program, passport holders of …

Asia

15 Reasons Why I am not a glamorous traveler

April 28, 2017<p>I am NOT a Glamorous Traveler<p>We have all seen THOSE type of glamorous travelers. You know, the type. The woman who emerges from the …

How Much Does It Cost to Travel The World For 2 Amazing Years? Our Budget and Travel Tips!

Some of our links are affiliated, we will earn a commission when you buy a service or product. This will have no extra cost for you. For further info …

Asia Travel

Wi-Fi in Your Pocket: TEP Wireless Review - Passport & Plates

<b>Sometimes it feels like my new life motto is “do you have Wi-Fi?”</b><p>While I love being a digital nomad and wouldn’t trade it for anything, there is one …

Astraka and the Dragon lake

The Ascent<p>Day 3<p><b>I waited five minutes for the alarm to ring, then I quietly got dressed and went out. Darkness was still covering Mikro Papingo as I</b> …

China Building Luxury Resort & Helipad on Everest

<b>China is in the early stages of developing a resort, museum and helipad on the Tibetan Everest Base Camp. Has the commercialisation of the world’s</b> …

Mountaineering