When I came to Japan for the first time three years ago, I spent four weeks as a tourist, traveling across the country with a Japanese friend, and felt like a kid in a candy store. Everything was new and exciting, and everything that was different was different in a good way. Back then, I … More Traveling Japan vs. Living in Japan
Dear Cupid, You came into my life about 6 months ago and it started out pretty exciting. Having moved to the ’most populous metropolitan area in the world’, aka Greater Tokyo, where everyone’s lives seem to be centered around work, work, and nothing but work, finally wore down my (apparently) old-fashioned, romantic ideas of meeting … More Ok, Cupid, a Word please! Or: Online Dating in Tokyo
I love traveling with friends. Nothing compares to laughing your head off, even years later, about the situations you’ve been in together, and reminisce about what you saw and who you met. (For example, trying to open our hotel room door in Las Vegas at night and after five minutes realizing that we were on … More Why I need to Travel by Myself sometimes
Japanese people love food. All kinds of food. The more interesting, the better, and nothing should be left untried. A Japanese friend once told me she’d rather try eating snail and finding out she hates it than never trying it at all. Back in Europe, I had barely ever encountered that level of interest in … More Being a Vegetarian in Japan
Okunoshima is a small island in the Inland Sea of Japan in Hiroshima prefecture, populated by hundreds of wild living but tame bunny rabbits.