Travel websites and publications are all in the hands of ideologues drilling people about carbon footprints, interacting with communities, eating local organic food, travelling by yak and wearing only natural materials. There’s nothing specifically evil about any of that. It’s just unbelievably irritating for the majority of travellers. Continue reading
Japan isn’t a country to which you just wing it. For foreigners, the language barrier can be intense, the technology overwhelming, and the prices terrifying enough for just about everything other than instant ramen.
Preparation is key.
With the tips below, you’ll be able to survive your whole trip to Japan. Continue reading
Travelers get ripped off, a lot.
One of the most common ways of getting ripped off involves taking local transportation and sometimes it seems as if we spend hours every single day trying to negotiate taxi, rickshaws, or tuk-tuk fares wherever we go. No matter how hard we try, we almost always end up paying infinitely higher prices than locals. Continue reading