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Hiroshima

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I’m always a little hesitant about visiting sites of modern day historical relevance. Or more specifically I’m hesitant about visiting sites of mass suffering. Check Point Charlie. Auschwitz. Buchenweld . . . Hiroshima. I’m conscious of the line between paying…

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A Day in Kyoto

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  From the minute we step into the streets, it is obvious that Kyoto is a whole new world compared to Tokyo. For a start, the pace is much slower than I expected for a big city. The main street…

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Learning to ski Japow

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I’ve come a long way from the avalanche on skis who took two hours to crash my way down the Austrian Alps, taking out other skiers and striking fear in the hearts of small children with my out-of-control squealing and…

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Supersized Shibuya

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Bright lights illuminate the dark, lining every street, rooftop and otherwise dark alley. Cartoon characters dance across giant screens on every corner, and in every shop window. Their nasal, childlike voices fill the air above the sounds of their accompanying…

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