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By Benjamin Pratt | May 12, 2016

Rarely do we carry cash at home anymore; in the west currency is almost completely digitalised. Unless you’re sinking shots at a dive bar, buying drugs from teenage hoodlums, tipping your waitress or making bank at the racetrack, chances are you’ve become pretty accustomed to swiping plastic for your expenses. Filling your car with fuel,…

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By Benjamin Pratt | May 10, 2016

Japan has so much choice for entertainment (/distraction) searching for that ultimate kick could end up a hit-and-miss experiment. We found some hip, happening places, but, boy howdy did we find some shitholes. Overall we navigated the deep rabbit-warren of Japanese nightlife without too many nights sitting at bars quietly watching soccer (/football) or playing…

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By Claire D'hooghe | April 29, 2016

You’ve booked your flights and your dream trip is slowly working up into a reality. “Slowly” is good because you still need time to save up in order to hit (and hopefully exceed) your daily travel budget. You stay in; eating cheap home cooked meals, tuning into inspirational travel shows and saving every penny. But look…

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By Benjamin Pratt | April 22, 2016

Picture yourself laying back reading a book beside the gentle rumble of the slow rolling mountain stream; immersed in the flora and fauna and mild murmurings of mother nature; staring up at one of Japan’s most beautiful mountainscapes. You’re not staying far away: a twenty-metre stroll back to your secluded family-run mountain chalet on the…

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By Benjamin Pratt | April 15, 2016

Tokyo is a fuel-injected sensory and adrenaline overload through bizarre districts lined by eccentric alleyways. A fast-talking, impulsive and mercurial metropolis. It’s an assault on the senses; a brain-blast of culture shock plagued by incessant noise, compromising customs, methodical businessmen, roadside temples, stand up noodle bars packed with people. It’s a subterranean wonder-world of booze…

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