Archive - March 2015

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Japan in photos
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Thoughts on Japan
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King TripAdvisor and Vietnamese tourism
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From sea to table: Our tour of the Tsukiji Fish Market (Part 2)
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Buying in Vietnam or Why I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Haggle

Japan in photos

Here are some pictures from our travels through Japan. We really enjoyed our travels there, and hopefully you can too through our photos. (more…)

Thoughts on Japan

Kaminarimon shopping Japan

Everyone’s wearing their best for the Asakusa Nakamise street shopping area near Kaminari-mon.

The Japanese culture is one that is probably pretty familiar to most people, given its prevalence in international cuisine, its anime and its notoriously far-out game shows. Without any first-hand knowledge, these aspects paint a rather interesting picture of Japan:

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King TripAdvisor and Vietnamese tourism

Owning a tour company or hotel in Vietnam would be brutal. For starters, you’d be one of many doing the exact same thing. Then, those pesky backpackers would come in seeking low rates, cutting your profits even further. Full occupancy? Forget about it! And then, once you finally figure out some way to stand out[…]

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From sea to table: Our tour of the Tsukiji Fish Market (Part 2)

This is the second part of a two-part post on the Tsukiji Fish Market. We’ll cover the rest of the bustling fish market.

Warning: This post has graphic content. Those who are squeamish should not continue reading.

 

The rest of the experience was no less exciting than the tuna auction. Outside that auction house lay the intermediate wholesalers, restaurants, and a marketplace. (more…)

Buying in Vietnam or Why I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Haggle

Woman selling fruit on the street sees an Asian-American. “5,000 Dong! 5,000 Dong!” Girl passes by uninterested. She then sees me (white American). “25,000 Dong! $1! Special price!” That covers most of the interactions I’ve had with sellers in Vietnam.

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