24 hours in Fukuoka on a shoestring budget
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24 hours in Fukuoka on a shoestring budget

I wrote about my awesome manga adventure in Fukuoka, but finding an adventure in the day was a different story. Beaches and parks aren’t my thing and Fukuoka holds a quiet lifestyle. Areas like Gion and Tenjin hold small streets and alleys that you can walk and explore. Meanwhile, Fukuoka at night emanates a beautiful neon glow. Here’s some highlights you might enjoy.

April 30, 2013 10
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VIDEO: A Tour of Film Sets Around the World

Do you have a penchant for attracting certain situations or people when you travel? Travel can bring unusual patterns,  synchronicity and personal discoveries. The fact we’re often far from home, just makes them more prominent. For instance, I’m a film set magnet. In the U.S., I have a knack for stumbling upon film sets… frequently […]

April 24, 2013 0
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A night at the coolest budget stay in Japan… the Manga cafe

When I had an overnight layover at Fukuoka airport and discovered they didn’t allow sleeping in their terminals, I felt a stab at my pocketbook. Manga Cafes otherwise called Manga Kissa are 24 hour internet cafes, furnished with wall-to-wall manga comic books and videos. Local Japanese who miss their bus home or need an overnight rest place, can rent a cubicle out for the night.

April 18, 2013 30
harajuku, idol shops, j-rock stores, where to buy j-rock posters in japan, must-see tokyo
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What are Tokyo ‘Idol’ stores and Harajuku Fashion all about?

I was in Tokyo’s Harajuku area. It was Sunday afternoon and I had just missed seeing the pageant of cosplayers (aka costume play) near the park bridge, so my next chance was on the popular side street of Takeshita.

April 2, 2013 0
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Ulzzang: Photo Makeover Booths in Harajuku

Ever wondered what you’d look like with anime baby doll eyes or if you had airbrushed and flawless cover girl skin?

When I was living in Korea, I’d pass by joints crammed with photo booths, filled with young girls in their teens to twenties. I used to wonder… what was the attraction to those booths.

March 27, 2013 9
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Surviving a last-minute trip | Things I did well (Part 2 )

Well, I did it!

I went on my last-minute travel break and I survived it.

It was heaven.

… And stress.

January 12, 2013 2
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