Tō-ji Temple Flea Market

No one does flea markets like the Japanese. We had a wonderful time at the Kitano Tenmangu shrine’s flea market the last time, and vowed to visit at least one whenever we’re in Japan. Gems such as vintage kimono, antiques, and delicious street food are always available at flea markets, and they aren’t available at […]

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Ghibli Museum Revisited

This marks my second visit to the Ghibli Museum. I absolutely enjoyed my first visit, so I made sure that my sister didn’t miss out on the Hogwarts-like museum. The museum is designed for self-exploration, and we couldn’t help but feel that we’ve been turned into children. Well, adult-sized children, anyway.

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Tokyo DisneySea

My sister and I made our way to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea right after spending an entire day at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (blog post here) in Universal Studios Japan (USJ). Being the flashpackers we are, we took a very cheap overnight bus from USJ in Osaka directly to Tokyo Disneyland and […]

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

I solemnly reckon that you play this playlist to relive the magic. Fun fact: These songs are played throughout the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! I didn’t have any intention of revisiting Japan again after my past 2 trips, but when my sister asked if I’d go with her, I agreed on one condition: Let […]

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Artisans d’Angkor

Artisans d’Angkor was another highlight from my trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is one of the many social enterprises in Cambodia. Here, locals are trained in the crafts of painting, stone and wood carving, silk weaving, lacquering and silver plating using traditional Khmer techniques. Artisans are paid with above-average wages and medical benefits. “The […]

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