Food, Entertainment and Culture | Japan

Breakfast at the Royal Garden Cafe

Hotel Unizo’s Royal Garden Cafe serves three types of breakfast, all equally pleasing to the palette and delightful to the eyes. The first (and my favorite) is the traditional Japanese set. The set consists of grilled salmon.. miso soup… cold tofu… and pickled seaweed. Of course, there’s bottomless coffee and orange juice. Then there’s American […]

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Asia | Hotels and Lodging | Japan

Hotels: The Hotel Unizo, Tokyo

I’ll start my Japan series with a quick review of my hotel. Please note that this is not a paid review. Being away from home sometimes takes its toll even on the most enthusiastic travellers (such as myself). Travel  anxieties like homesickness,  loneliness, and even insecurity can occur at any point of one’s trip.  But […]

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Asia | Japan

Tokyo First Impressions

I had the chance to travel to Tokyo, Japan last week to attend the Japan Prize International Contest for Educational Media. It was all at once exciting, exhilarating and nerve-wracking to be in such a beautiful and vibrant city. Needless to say, I was filled with mixed emotions the whole time because I was both  […]

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Asia | Japan

Paris (not) in Tokyo

If you’ve been recently denied a VISA to Japan, don’t fret.  Even famous celebrities are denied the pleasure of seeing the land of the rising sun… Paris Hilton was denied entry to Japan today, two days after she pleaded guilty to a drug charge in Las Vegas. Japan has strict immigration laws that bar entry […]

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