Japan is the land of convenience. You can schedule exactly what day and time you want your packages and heavy furniture to arrive (if you order online), train schedules are accurate to the minute, and prices are always listed including tax, so you know exactly how much it will cost.
Basically, Japan is a society devoted to making the group comfortable. This has good sides and bad sides (of…
Agness at eTramping.com published my guest post “How to Travel in Tokyo for Less than $25 a day.” I’m a long-time reader (and avid) fan of her blog – that documents how to travel on a budget. Most of the posts talk about how to travel in a specific city (like Tokyo) for less than $25 a day, including a place to sleep.
Here is a small snippet of my guest post:
Tokyo, a city famous for sushi,…
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It’s the autobiographical story of a Texan Freelancer (me) married to a Japanese salaryman, living in Tokyo. It’s cute, funny, and educational!
It will be fun, I promise!
Ryosuke and I started dating in one of my “awkward phases” (to be fair, there were a lot of them). Early on, I watched some movie (or something) where the character used “Make it Rain!”
I thought it was really cool, so I sort of “adopted” that phrase and used it far too often. And incorrectly.
Now, years later, that habit won’t seem to leave Ryosuke. We BOTH use “Make it Rain” incorrectly, it’s…
I think one of my biggest culture shocks when I came to Japan, oddly enough, was beach etiquette. Growing up in Texas (and then in Ghana), I spent a lot of time at the beach or outside in the sun, tanning.
I like it when my skin has a ‘healthy glow’ – when it’s “too pale” it kind of freaks me out.
Japan is completely different.
Most of my Japanese friends try to keep their skin as pale as…
The first time I heard of the Sakuragaoka Goat Cafe in Shibuya, I didn’t believe it was real. I’ve been to my share of rabbit and cat cafes in Tokyo, but a goat cafe? I couldn’t picture that.
“If there was a Goat Cafe in Shibuya, I would know about it,” I told my friend. I spent a lot of time in Shibuya – it’s only about a 25 min ride from my apartment.
“That’s what the magazine says…”she said,…