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Japan - Nagasaki Survivor - Shimohira Sakue

A Nagasaki Survivor Speaks

Nagasaki survivors: One of the most moving moments of my time in Japan, if not my life altogether, was speaking with a survivor of the Nagasaki atom bomb drop that took place in 1945. Shimohira Sakue was a child at a time.  ​ Meeting a Nagasaki Nuclear Bomb Survivor ​ I met Shimohira Sakue in the … Read more

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The First Time Travel Tips for Japan You Need to Know

Japan is one of my favourite countries partly because there’s nowhere else like it. But that does mean that you can benefit from some first time travel tips for Japan. Learn how to navigate the naked reality with this guest article on culture and etiquette in Japan.

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Why the Reed Flute Caves in China are Different

Visiting the Stunning Reed Flute Caves in Guilin China   It’s amazing what you can do with a little rock, water and patience. Well, a little water, a lot of rock and all the patience in the world, I suppose. Plenty of places talk about the caves they have but few have managed to entice … Read more

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Fascinating Cultural Facts About Japan for Curious Travellers

Allow these cultural facts about Japan to introduce you to her many traditions and customs. After all, these interesting facts about japan will help you feel more comfortable about your trip. Let our guest writer get you up to speed with some great fun facts about Japan. Enjoy!

The Importance of A Woman’s Hair, China

In many a culture, the lusciousness of a woman’s locks says something about her status. Kate Middleton’s hairdresser arrived a good five hours before Kate ventured outside holding the third king in waiting of England. And the symbolic photo of US pop princess Britney Spears’ meltdown involved her hair, or lack of it. After hairdressing … Read more