How to tell you’ve been in Japan too long… Part 1

Living, working and studying abroad in a foreign country and culture different from what you were accustomed to is a challenge in itself. Which makes the moment you realise that you’ve managed to assimilate, if only slightly, into the local culture all the more satisfying.

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Rules of Train Etiquette in Japan

Train etiquette in Japan truly should not be that difficult, yet things are never as easy as they should be. Every month, I tend see a group of foreigners, particularly tourists, who grandly screw up, such simple little things that tend to be common sense to most, bad enough to make me feel highly uncomfortable.

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Know Your Travel ABCs

I’ve been travelling for 19 out of 20 years of my life, usually internationally, and these are some of the biggest tips or life hacks that I live by while abroad.
I have travelled and studied abroad countless times in the past, not just to Japan where I am now, and I’ve used most of these around the world.
Regardless of where you study or are currently living in, you’re going to be doing a lot of wandering around and hopefully these may come in handy for you as they have me.
Here’s my list, from A-Z!

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