El Latino: Mexican Food in Kyoto

Check out El Latino, a small dive bar, style Mexican food restaurant in Kyoto. The owner lived in Mexico City for 12 years and brings traditional cuisine to Kyoto.

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Historic City of Kyoto

At first we didn’t quite get the charm of Kyoto. We were told that it’s a perfect example of old Japan with streets filled with traditional architectures styles. But when we arrived, it just looked like a small city. I suppose we were expecting something like Antigua in Guatemala – though it’s on the other […]

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Outside Tokyo Sits the Quiet Suburb of Sagamihara

As the third most populated suburb of Tokyo, Sagamihara is not exactly a highly sought after destination when travelers visit Japan’s capital. However, having a received an invitation to CouchSurf there for three nights, we took it as an opportunity to get out of the city to see the more tranquil outskirts. Our host Ewerthon […]

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Tokyo Does It Better

Heated toilets that spray and dry your ass. Restaurants with buttons on the table to signal your server or touch screen menus to order your food. Vending machines selling hot canned coffee or cold beer. Taxis with automatic passenger doors. One of the largest and most intricate public transit systems in the world. Pristine streets despite a notable lack of garbage cans and […]

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No Vodka Meant No Couch in Singapore

Our trip to Singapore was supposed to include another CouchSurfing adventure, but unfortunately a lack of vodka lead to a lack of a couch…

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Singapore: Where You’re Fined for Not Flushing the Toilet

Singapore is a multi-island city-state draping off the southern tip of Malaysia. Having a love for big cities and striking skylines, we were eager to experience its distinctive culture. Though upon arrival, the city appeared sterile with a sort of manufactured feel. Considering it contains a remarkable mix of cultures (predominately Chinese, Malaysian, and Indian), […]

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