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A Day of Serendipitous Surprises in Tokyo, Japan

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017

Today was like a series of weird dreams. By subway, I head to the Harajuku District, a very touristy and densely populated area of Tokyo. I only have one destination in mind: The Kawaii Monster…

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The Search for Wonderful Washi: Tokyo, Japan

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

I’ve always been a paper addict. In fact, giving up my handmade paper collection was one of the hardest partings I experienced when relinquishing most all of my worldly items back in 2013. I admire…

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Public Transportation, Robots and Androids: Tokyo, Japan

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017

The public transportation system here in Tokyo is the most complex and impressive I’ve ever seen. Today was my second try and I’ve gotten a grasp on the basics. There are…

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Ramen, Pachinko, and Don Quijote: Tokyo, Japan

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My mission today is to get to the Tokyo Sky Tree. Somehow, I veer wildly off course and never make it. The hungry belly demands attention and I am seeking tempura. Unfortunately, I never find…

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Sensoji Temple, Coming of Age Day, and my Small Fortune: Tokyo, Japan

Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2017

I slept 14 hours last night due to jet lag. After a late start, I stumble onto rainy streets with a growling stomach. A sign with a small notation about vegetarian…

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Hello Tokyo, Japan!

Posted on Friday, January 13, 2017

During the 12-hour Japan Airlines flight, I watch videos about Japanese manners and customs and learn that the Japanese drive on the left, you can’t walk down the street and smoke, it’s unacceptable to speak on cell phones on the bus and one must make an effort…

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