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Getting From OKA Airport (Naha) to Naha City

Getting From OKA Airport (Naha) to Naha City

If you’re planning on taking public transportation in Okinawa, be prepared to not have your IC cards from Tokyo work.  Okinawa has its own system and limited lines.

Waking Up From The Nightmare: The LAX FlyAway Bus

Waking Up From The Nightmare: The LAX FlyAway Bus

When the Van Nuys LAX FlyAway handed me the wrong luggage when I was running late for an international flight, the first thing I did was run as fast as I can to catch the bus that just left while trying to call them on […]

Traveling on the Hello Kitty Plane: Tokyo to Taipei

Traveling on the Hello Kitty Plane: Tokyo to Taipei

On an impulsive decision to leave Tokyo for Taipei, I accidentally ended up on the Hello Kitty Plane.

Taiwanese Massage: A Harrowing Tale Of Survival

Taiwanese Massage: A Harrowing Tale Of Survival

It was 10am in Taipei and my friend and I were looking to get breakfast in the Ximen area. After realizing most places weren’t going to be open until 11am, we had to wait an hour for better food. Best way to kill an hour? […]

Award Flight Booking Strategies: Tokyo to Taipei

Award Flight Booking Strategies: Tokyo to Taipei

Booking last minute flights can be expensive. Using frequent flyer miles can save you a significant amount of money since award flights have a flat rate price.  With miles, the cost is the same if you book 10 months in advance or 10 hours in […]

All You Can Drink Alcohol At A Maid Bar

All You Can Drink Alcohol At A Maid Bar

When you’re out with friends and it’s a drinking night, seeing “All You Can Drink” is going to get your attention.  Seeing “All You Can Drink” at a maid bar will definitely get you to consider the location.

Ninja Girl Maid Cafe In Tokyo: A Bar And A Show

Ninja Girl Maid Cafe In Tokyo: A Bar And A Show

For 1000JPY, you get a draft beer and 30 minutes of Japanese girls in ninja outfits teaching you things about ninja history…okay mostly simple games and them doing really cute stuff.

Wait…You Can Have Maids Clean Your Ears In Japan?

Wait…You Can Have Maids Clean Your Ears In Japan?

In Japan, there’s a lot of niche shops and services to appeal to a spectrum of people. I skipped most things but couldn’t resist getting my ears cleaned at a maid cafe. Well, it wasn’t necessarily a cafe…more like an uncomfortable office space with cubicles.

Green Tea Beer at Tokyo’s 1899 Ochanomizu

Green Tea Beer at Tokyo’s 1899 Ochanomizu

The only place that serves green tea beer is at 1899 Ochanomizu in Tokyo.  It tastes very bitter along the lines of a concentrated green tea and an IPA. Served as a half pint, I struggled to finish this due to the bitterness.

Cabinhouse Yado Fujinomiyaten (Capsule Hotel Review)

Cabinhouse Yado Fujinomiyaten (Capsule Hotel Review)

The place seemed very new since everything was in pristine condition.  This was probably the nicest capsule hotel (if that’s even the right term) that I’ve ever stayed in.