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Tokyo Up Close

When I get home from Tokyo and people ask me where they should go, for the first time in the history of my travels I will say, Honestly, anywhere. And it’ll be super vague and not at all informative.…

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Asia

People of Tokyo

The people of Tokyo; man, they’re everywhere. Not just everyone, but everything is everywhere. The men become one in the blur of their black and suits, while the women wear beige. Boys on the metro giggle while showing each other their smartphones. Girls walk…

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Accommodation Asia

Keeping Up at Kaisu

There are many places in Tokyo to find some peace and quiet (believe it or not) and for me, that place is decidedly Kaisu Hostel. There’s warm lighting, chill indie music, and a view of an outdoor garden filled with…

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Asia Life Stories

That Time I Lost My Passport At The Airport

[Video: Here’s what to do when you lose your passport while in-transit] There’s a little place in the Beijing airport where you can register to use the AIRPORT-FREE-WIFI network. With an airport as modern as Beijing’s you’d think accessing…

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Accommodation Asia

Finding Comfort at ARTnSHELTER Tokyo

Tucked away in an inconspicuous neighborhood in South Central Tokyo are two girls – one German, one Japanese – chatting over some snacks on the bean bag chairs. They’ve just met, and I can tell, when the German girl…

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Asia Motivation

To Tokyo I Go

If you would have asked me five years ago, (psh, even two years ago) if I ever thought I’d be going to Tokyo right now, I would have been like, um, no? Yet, here I am, on a 12-hour flight…

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