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 probably the likes of Akihabara that spring to mind. Neon signs, blaring high-energy J-Pop, video games galore and anime everywhere, Akihabara is the place to go if you want to experience otaku culture, or in other words, to get your geek on.   There’s a whole plethora of things…
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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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January 7, 2015

The Price Ain’t Right Back Home

On my recent trip back to the UK, I got scared. Not the good kind of scared, as in the, “Ohmygod look at all this cheese, how am I ever going to finish it all?” variety, and not the scary kind of, “I’m…
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January 5, 2015

My 2015 Travel Plans

In keeping with the theme of my last post, which was about my fourteen favourite things of 2014, I was going to call this post something like ‘The 15 New Places I’ll Visit In 2015′. Then I…
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