Category Archives: Japan

End of Year Three on the Road & Happy New Year!

When I used to live in the States I would go to my parents’ in Pennsylvania for Christmas and return to Manhattan for New Years Eve.  But ever since I started traveling in 2010 somehow I managed to be somewhere … Continue reading

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Cobblestone Streets of Azabu-jūban: Souvenir Shopping!

With my nomadic life and my reality of living out of a suite case (literally a backpack and a carry-on) I never buy souvenirs or gifts.  Not for me or for anyone else.  But knowing that souvenir giving is a … Continue reading

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The Joy of Getting Lost in Kagurazaka: Part II

At the time it felt completely normal but looking back at the day I spent in 神楽坂 Kagurazaka I am amazed by the amount of food and beverages I consumed.  It’s no wonder I gained so much weight in Japan… … Continue reading

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The Joy of Getting Lost in Kagurazaka: Part I

神楽坂 Kagurazaka is a neighborhood in central Tokyo that I never set foot in until this spring.  I spent a full day walking around and getting lost in the backstreets of this quaint area, but a few months later I’m … Continue reading

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Throwing Caution to the Wind: A Sushi Meal to Remember in Tokyo

Sushi may be the most famous Japanese food but I had really good sushi just once during the year I lived in Japan when my boss took us out one night.  Sushi, sashimi, and raw fish are not hard to … Continue reading

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Aoyama Farmer’s Market

I love farmer’s markets.  Picking out heirloom tomatoes and fresh ears of corn at farmer’s markets used to be one of my favorite things to do when I lived in Manhattan.  Last year during my 5 months in Argentina I … Continue reading

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The Perfect 24 Hour Mt. Fuji Experience Part III: Oh, the Way Down

Climbing Mt. Fuji all night and watching the sunrise surpassed any and all expectations I had.  Tracing the great mountain’s unmistakable shape as it cast its own shadow upon the clouds was a magical experience I’ll never forget.  Just looking … Continue reading

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