Month: February 2016

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By Claire D'hooghe | February 29, 2016

The Incredible Ubiquitousness of the Japanese Convenience Store & All The Great Stuff Inside ‘Em. Japanese Convenience stores are not your average corner shops. They are a way of life in Japan (known to them as konbini, short from konbiniensu sutoru) and are literally on every corner of all major Japanese cities; their lights shining…

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By Benjamin Pratt | February 25, 2016

One of the most confusing experiences of my first trip to Japan was trying to buy a Japanese subway ticket. It seems like a straightforward exercise but when you don’t speak the language or understand Japanese characters it can be daunting and make you doubt whether you’re going to end up where you want to…

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By Benjamin Pratt | February 21, 2016

I’m sure we’ve told you before; the Japanese subway system is probably the best in the world. We already established its way easier to take a train cross-country than a plane and walked you through how to buy a ticket so there should be nothing more to say, right? Wrong. As great as the Japanese…

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By Claire D'hooghe | February 17, 2016

Learning Your Kawaii’s From Your Kowaii’s: How to Order Food, Get Drunk, Pick Up & Get Home in Japan Any traveller worthy of their passport knows it’s important to learn the language of where they’re traveling, at very least the three main phrases for the foreign country they visit; hello, please and thank you. When…

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By Benjamin Pratt | February 12, 2016

Are you about to pack up and take off somewhere foreign and far away and you need something to keep you motivated and excited while you sit on the couch twiddling your thumbs, watching TV static and drinking beers? Well dear reader, you have come to the right place and are asking the right questions….

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By Claire D'hooghe | February 2, 2016

Staying on top of your travel budget is a constant battle. It’s a balancing act between experiences and their cost; between the blow out days and the chill days. We had a few basic methods to count our cash, when we chose to do it. And I highly recommend keeping score because you’ll save yourself a lot of…

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