Oh dear!

Going to Nara, I knew it’s famous for sacred deers living around one of the temples. But I had no idea there would be this many of them! There are literally thousands, roaming free around the city, crossing streets, and stealing cookies from careless tourists. They’re also completely unafraid of people, even the little ones. […]

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Lost in Tokyo

If you’re looking for me, I’m lost in Tokyo. I’m totally mesmerized by this city and all its neon lights, cute tiny plants in cute tiny backyards, and multiple layers of highways, pathways, and trains stacked on top of one another. I’m also surprised by how familiar it all seems. So many tiny details, from […]

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Thank you Africa!

South Africa has way exceeded my expectations–again. I’ve been here before, and yet I wasn’t prepare for all this beauty and variety of surprising delights. Wherever we went to, the views were simply breathtaking. From mountains to ocean to lagoons to unique species that don’t exist anywhere else in the world, we spent two weeks […]

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The magnificent elephant

There’s something intimidating about meeting an elephant. It’s not just about her size, even though she could easily crush you under her feet if she wanted to. It’s mostly because of their confidence. They look so calm, patient, and self-contained, that approaching these magnificent animals you can’t help but show some reverence and respect. Tonight […]

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