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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