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1 Vietnamese traveller. 23 Countries. 150 Days.

The deep blue sea surrounds an island topped with houses painted in pure white. The sweet smell of calamari with fresh olive oil fills the air. The sun kisses everything on this beautiful island in the Aegean Sea. It’s called Santorini and it’s in Greece. When I was 24 I went backpacking in Europe. I visited Santorini, more wonderful parts of Greece and other European countries. As a teacher I want to find people who […]

Pictures and stories from my trip to Tokyo (Part 2 of 2)

These are the pictures and stories from my trip to Tokyo. This is part 2. Part 1 is here. See this post if you’re planning a trip to Tokyo.   Tsukiji Fish Market This is where the world famous tuna auction is held. I didn’t go to it because you have to get there at 3:30 AM so you won’t get turned away. They only let so many people in to watch it. I did get […]

Pictures and stories from my trip to Tokyo (Part 1 of 2)

When I was a teenager I saw the movie Akira. Ever since then I’ve wanted to visit Tokyo. Last July I got my wish. I spent 8 days exploring, making friends, and eating my way through the city. This post has been split into 2 parts. This is part 1. Part 2 is here. See my “Are you planning a trip to Tokyo?” post if you’re planning a trip to Tokyo.     The People of Tokyo I […]

Are you planning a trip to Tokyo?

  In July of 2014 I went to Tokyo. Before I went I asked friends and did lots of research online. My goals were to meet Japanese people, eat Japanese food (not only sushi), and explore the city. This post contains the answers from my friends and the results of my online research. The next post has pictures and stories from my trip.   KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Rachel talks about what NOT to do in Japan. Tokyo Free […]

Travel Like a Local with Tripzaar

Update, 7/30/15: Tripzaar isn’t around anymore. Check out Triip instead.   I really enjoy living in Boston. I get to meet interesting and fun people who are doing very cool things. I find hidden gem restaurants and fun things to do. I’ve lived here for 6 years. I’ve learned what’s popular and what to avoid. I love to share my local knowledge with visitors from all over the world. When I travel to a new […]