12 Things to Consider in your Travel Checklist to Taiwan (Taipei)

So you’re thinking of going to Taiwan for a vacation but you don’t know where to start. Before booking that

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Japan’s Top 3 Summer Festivals You Shouldn’t Miss this Summer 2018

Passed down from their ancient tradition of worshiping the natural phenomena, Japanese festivals liven up summer in Japan. Here are

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5 Theme Parks to Visit near Tokyo

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy theme parks! In fact, theme parks in Japan are popular date

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Here’s what you can do to find a lost item in Tokyo

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

Are you in Tokyo and you’ve lost something? Fear not. Today, while on my way to my part-time gig, I noticed

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2 things you should bring to make your Japan travel experience uniquely yours

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Japanese Omiyage-Pasalubong

So you’ve finally booked the ticket and you’ve run through your “essentials” checklist. But don’t close that checklist yet! At

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6 Places or Cafes to study with free WI-FI in Japan

This entry is part 2 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

There’s a plethora of lists already up and about for places with free wi-fi in Japan but, according to experience,

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Going from Tokyo to Osaka (How to use your student discount to get about 30 percent off from a JR Shinkansen fare)

This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

If you are a junior high, high school, university, or any special school student, Japan Rail (JR) offers 20% discount

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Finding and Eating Black Chicken in Hanoi, Vietnam

Said to heal a lot of ailments ranging from the simple cold, nagging headaches and up to enhancing lactation of

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Omiyage – Pasalubong – Souvenirs: Dars

It’s Christmas season here so I hoarded several sweets and snacks that I personally love here in Japan and would

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Omiyage – Pasalubong – Souvenirs: Meltykiss

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Japanese Omiyage-Pasalubong

It’s Christmas season here so I hoarded several sweets and snacks that I personally love here in Japan and would

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Sending Money from Japan to International Locations using Transferwise (Transferwise Coupon included)

It is inevitable. At some point during your stay here in Japan, you will have a reason for sending money

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Interesting Finds – Japan Edition: Japanese Multi-Flavored Snack Pretz Flavor

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Interesting Finds - Japan Edition

Nom Nom Nom Today I skipped riding the bus to save money and afford myself some various treats from a

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Budget essentials for your skin this cold season

Brrr. It’s only the start of autumn but it feels like winter. My skin is now flaking and itching like

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Jamie Oliver’s Sicilian Fish Soup [Adapted to Japan]

I love Jamie Oliver’s cooking and so do the person I’m cooking for. The reason? Oliver transforms the simplest ingredients

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Jamie Oliver’s Crispy Squid & Smashed Avo [Japan]

I love Jamie Oliver’s cooking and so do the person I’m cooking for. The reason? Oliver transforms the simplest ingredients

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Add these groups to get cheap or free furniture/ appliances/ stuff in Japan!

This entry is part 8 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

Waste not, Want not, Mottainai It may be fortunate or unfortunate that some foreigners (and locals) leave Japan for good,

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Discount and Referral Codes (クーポン)

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

When I first used the services I will mention below, I never had someone give me a discount code or

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Sun, Sand and Fun in Coron, Philippines

An all-in-one-fun-stop, Coron, Palawan is always a haven for people who constantly seek fun and adventure. Testing the adrenaline rush,

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JLPT Vocabulary Quiz Set – N5

So I’m learning Nihonggo in school now and I find it to difficult to update my JLPT vocabulary list as

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Todoroki Valley: A Quick Escape from Bustling Tokyo

The Valley If you simple want to shun out the city and refresh your soul, spend time walking or jogging

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Is Tap Water in Japan Safe to Drink?

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

This question has been nagging me since I have returned in Japan. A couple of years back, when I was

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Interesting Finds – Japan Edition: Hello Kitty Store in Ginza

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Interesting Finds - Japan Edition

Love Hello Kitty merchandise? You’ll find yourself swirling and drunk-giddy in this store in Ginza. The store is small on

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What happens when Häagen-Dazs meets Maison Kayser?

A match to root for! For a limited time, Haagen Dazs Japan Co., Ltd. collaborated with Maison Kayser to open “Häagen-Dazs Bakery”.

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Japan Sim Cards: Save on your mobile fees with BIC SIM Card

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

Short term visitors can often get by with network roaming and just buying a Data SIM card in Japan. The

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Bad at directions? Cheer up! Japan is a bad-at-direction-tourist-friendly destination :)

I am very bad at directions. Ever since grade school I’ve always been one of those whose routine only involves

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Travel Tips: It’s almost summer and I’m travelling. Are antiperspirants safe to use?

Do I smell?   Irresistible beaches, bikinis, summer photo ops – there’s just nothing in the world like summer! And

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A little taste of Paradise: Pico de Loro

  “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” -Gretchen Rubin     When

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Why AirBNB is hip and why you should join in (DISCOUNTS Inside)

After 3~4 gruelling months of being apart, finally someone SUPER SPECIAL is coming to visit his fluffy balls of snow

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Seishun 18 Kippu Day 3 – Osaka to Kyoto to Hiroshima: Golden Day, Glittering Night

2015.01.01 Thursday HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! My stay at Osaka Guest House Drummer’s Dream in Sakai City, the night before, was

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Seishun 18 Kippu Day 2 – Nara to Osaka: When stalkers roam and you’d never mind!

2014.12.31 Wednesday   1 degC   Nara, Japan       When you wake up with . . .  

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Seishun 18 Kippu Day 1 – Yokohama to Nara: The Start of an Adventure

2014.12.30 Tuesday Start Point: Harmony Tennocho Dormitory Tennocho, Yokohama, Japan Destination: The Deer Park Inn Nara, Japan Travel Details (courtesy of Hyperdia): Travel

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Seishun 18 Kippu – 5 Days of Unli (Almost) Travel in Japan for 11,850 Yen

Filipinos love everything unlimited – so much that we can almost claim to be an UNLI nation with   Unli

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Adventure in Tokyo for less than 5K Yen

Funny how fate plays tricks with you sometimes? Well, this is one of those “good” ones. A high school friend

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