Exploring Manka: Taipei Walking Tours

As a blogger who occasionally travels and then writes about things, I get a fair few emails in my inbox from people and companies who are looking to work with me. Some of them make sense, like Hostelbookers and Detours and I end up working with those companies. Some make sense but the timing is all wrong. Some are just plain ludicrous, like family campsites, irrelevant infographics, or requests for reviewing menstrual cups. OK so that last one didn’t happen,…
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April 15, 2015

The Hottie That I Wouldn’t Call Again

Everyone has been on one of those dates before, right? It’s the date you can’t believe you’re going on in the first place, because it’s with somebody so ridiculously beautiful…
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April 8, 2015

It’s Akihabar-my!

There are plenty of things to do in Akihabara, which is quite possibly Tokyo’s barmiest neighbourhood, hence the puntastic title of this post, and when people envision the Japanese capital, it’s…
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April 6, 2015

Photos From Yanaka-Nezu

Before going to Japan, I wasn’t worried about much. I knew I’d be able to get around without knowing Japanese. My Chinese still isn’t that great after a year in Taipei, and I didn’t…
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April 3, 2015

Eating On The Cheap In Tokyo

Food plays an important role on all of my trips. If I don’t like the food, I won’t like the destination. If I love the food, well, then I’m more likely to leave a place with sweet, sweet memories.…
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April 1, 2015

Doing All The Stereotypical Japanese Things In Tokyo

Whenever I think of the word ‘Japanese’, I inevitably think of the song ‘Turning Japanese‘ by The Vapors which, in turn, envelops me in a loop of tracks Romy and Michele’s…
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January 19, 2015

Adopting A Dog In Taipei, Or Yazhou’s Story

I’ve never really had a dog before. Well, that’s not entirely true. I grew up on a farm, and there were always dogs around. Nell, Floss, Towser, Betty, Boothroyd, Nipscrew, Scooter, Misty, and…
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