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You might not be able to go out, but you can boost your immune system: While I was in Taiwan, I got to see the inside of multiple train stations and the train system itself.
It was all more beautiful, clean and sophisticated than what I was accustomed to seeing in Australia. By this point, I hadn’t yet gone to Japan. I had only seen parts of China and Taiwan itself. But even now, after everything I've seen, the train systems in Asia seem slightly magical and marvelous to me.
(Photos taken by me in Dottonbori, 2017) When people think of Japan, there are many images that would flood their mind. Samurais, Ninjas, Geishas. Palaces, anime characters, ramen. But when the average tourist lands in Japan, they may sometimes feel disappointed by how modernised and Westernised the contemporary Japan is. To those who feel this way and are visiting Osaka, I recommend a visit to Dotonbori. (Photo taken by me in Dotonbori, 2017) It's a strange place, where many
One of the greatest fears I had about my trip to Japan was the thought of catching a cold while I was there. I knew I would be moving many times between different cities, which could be quite taxing and stressful. So I packed carefully for such an eventuality. I packed special pills, and a reusable face mask. So, when I did get sick, I wasn't without some way of coping.
Travelling to another country can create that perfect storm of factors that lead to colds and flu: Stress
When you enter Universal Studios Japan, one of the first places of eating you will find is the Beverly Hills Boulangerie. While I didn't actually eat here, I was struck by how cute the architecture and style of the place was. (Taken by me, 2019.)
It is increasingly rare to find art nouveau style. So why a restaurant that is meant to be from the ultra chic and glamorous Beverly Hills would have a French name and such architecture was a curiosity to me. Having learned about wh
(Free image from Wix.) (I originally wrote most of this piece as I was preparing to go on a study tour in China. Since then, my mindset has changed. I am less anxious and more inclined to feel sure of my perceptions. But I still think this piece can be a vehicle for thought.) The fact is that sometimes when I think of being far from my home, I feel anxious. In order to deal with my anxiety, I have three tactics. I hide away somewhere by myself, I go for a walk by myself, or I