Category: Japan

There's comfort with planning

There's comfort with planning
To me, comfort in planning a vacation to a new destination is planning it all online beforehand down to what bars and restaurants I want to try, researching then researching some more places to stay at, and renting a car to explore other areas as well. Well Asia is not a big car rental country... Read more »

Japan (and South Korea) be kind to this nervous foreigner please!

Japan (and South Korea) be kind to this nervous foreigner please!
  Why Japan? Japan was never EVER on my radar until the son at age 17 planted the seed. I asked him if he could go anywhere where would it be? He answered Japan and it turned into an obsession for me. He likes their culture. From everything I’ve read, I already like it too.... Read more »

My upcoming first international trip is making me a nervous wreck!

My upcoming first international trip is making me a nervous wreck!
As I printed out my plane tickets on Asiana Air (carrier based out of South Korea), a huge portion of it was in Korean. I immediately thought to myself- “shit got real”. Seeing half the writing in those squiggly Korean lines made it feel tangible, like the dream would finally be coming true. While booking... Read more »
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Prelude to Japan

Even though I am TERRIFIED of my upcoming trip, I decided to act as my own travel agent and book this trip (to South Korea and New York as well!) all on my own because, internet. (actually I looked up travel agents beforehand and couldn’t really find one! Guess they are a dying breed for... Read more »