Lost in Translation

Sunset view over Mekong Delta from Saigon bridge. Language is always one of the barriers you have to deal with when traveling, especially in areas where English is not widely spoken. Your troubles will start from trying to get a ride from the airport to getting around to wherever you're going.…

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Takeshita Street: Where cool, hip, punk and everything unique blend in

TAKESHITA Street, or Takeshita-dori in Jarajuku, Tokyo is a hub for the city’s younger population. There you can find McDonald’s, 7-Eleven, The Body Shop and a wide assortment of small fashion boutiques, cafés, restaurants and what-have-you. The Takeshita Street is a pedestrian-only fashion street which starts from JR Harajuku Station's Takeshita…

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Footnotes from Tokyo

THE long walk through endless halls from the arrival area at Guam Airport to Gate 8 where we were scheduled to board the Continental Airlines to Narita Airport a couple of weeks ago should have been an omen of more walks and feet blisters to come. I was with Jinky Kintaro,…

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