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On to New Adventures

It’s been almost a year since I returned from Japan.  I’ve tried to share as much of my adventures here as I can, and written about some amazing places.  But wanderlust is not easily satisfied and I’m excited to be … Continue reading

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Okinawa Day 2 (Shuri Castle and Kokusai Street)

Our second full day in Okinawa began with a visit to Shuri Castle, the palace of the Ryuukyuu Kingdom.  It’s been around since at least the 1300s, but was destroyed during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945.  They began reconstruction … Continue reading

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Okinawa Day 1 (Zamami Island)

Our first day in Okinawa was spent in paradise.  More specifically, it was spent on Zamami Island, one of the smaller islands surrounding Okinawa.

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Okinawa Day 0 (First Impressions)

A group of us decided to take a trip to Okinawa during Golden Week (a period in Japan with several holidays one after another), because we had school off those days.  But, we made a mistake and thought Golden Week … Continue reading

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Planning a Trip–Taking Advice from Michael Kors

I’ve begun making preparations for my trip to Europe this summer–I officially bought my departure plane ticket for London, and I plan to start booking hostels and inner-Europe transportation this week.  Coincidentally, I was reading through Marie Claire magazine today … Continue reading

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The View from Kawaguchiko

Can you believe that a year ago I was looking at this view?  Sometimes, I can’t believe it myself.  It really feels like it was just a long and wonderful dream.  But in March of last year, I took a … Continue reading

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Cat Cafe 299 in Ikebukuro

Japan’s cat cafes are quite well known by now.  When I was visiting Tokyo last March, I’d already been in Japan for almost seven months, and I’d still not been to a cat cafe.  So when I met up with … Continue reading

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