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Category Archives: Asia

Helpx – True Cultural Experience of Japan

We enjoyed living in the hostels the as it was fun to meet travelers from all over the world. We would get together and head out to explore the area we … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Typhoon Response – Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan has been the most powerful storm that shattered the Philippines on November 8th, 2013. We were visiting Japan at that time and wanted to help. I contacted many volunteer … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

JR Pass and Transportation in Japan

Like everything else, transportation system is another wonder of Japan. There are planes, busses, subways, and many lines of different trains. Commute system here in Japan is so far the … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment


Many things are different and unique in Japan as well as their national sport – Sumo. According to the legend, the supremacy of the Japanese people on the islands of … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Japan – continues to surprise

Japan continues to surprise us. Japanese may be slurping their noodles away as loud as they can, but when it comes to public outings you can barely hear them. It … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Geisha Code of Silence

  Many years ago while browsing in a used book store, I came across a book by A. Golden “Memoirs of Geisha” (1997). A world of a geisha seemed so … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nikko – a place to recharge

Nikko is a small town North of Tokyo. It has a forest filled with 103 most magnificent structures, temples, and shrines built by the Tokugawa Shoguns.  Nikko takes a part … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment