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Red torii gates at the Fushimi Inari shrine

Visiting the Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto

Thousands of bright orange torii gates winding up the mountain, contrasted and framed with the neon green of the mountain forest. You’ve undoubtedly seen pictures of this striking Japanese Shinto shrine, Fushimi Inari. History of the shrine Inari Okami is the Shinto god of rice and business, and Inariyama is the sacred mountain dedicated to this god. There are about...

Plaza in Madrid

The legendary art museums of Madrid

There’s no shortage of art museums in Madrid. Madrid (one of my favorite cities) is globally renowned for its numerous art museums and collections ranging from modern to the Middle Ages to ancient. The Spanish capital houses one of the most extensive aggregations of famous artwork worldwide, with no shortage of museums to showcase them. The Prado Arguably...

Tacos on a plate

Mexico City street food for beginners

UNESCO has designated only three traditional cuisines in the world as worthy of being called “cultural treasures”. France, Japan, and Mexico. All three are well deserved, but I think Mexican cuisine is probably the most surprising one on this short list (at least to my Japanese food tour guide, who happened to be French). Mexican food is unthinkably delicious...

Camden Lock Market

A first-timer’s guide to shopping at Camden Town markets

After you’ve done the basic London sites like the Tower, Eye, and so on, you’re probably looking for an activity a little more off-the-beaten-path. Kill two birds with one stone, and check out Camden Market (also known as Camden Lock) for sightseeing and souvenir shopping. Camden Market is the fourth most visited place in London, with a quarter million...

Acropolis Museum front door entrance

How to see the New Acropolis Museum in Athens

In light of the recent Labour Party candidate’s Jeremy Corbyn’s promise to return the “Elgin Marbles” to Athens, I figured I should highlight one of the best museums I’ve been to in a long time: The Acropolis Museum. It’s a bit of a strange museum in a sense. It’s built entirely to show off the fact that Greece is ready to take care of its stolen historical...

Outside of Windsor Castle Walls | How to Visit Windsor Castle

A guide to visiting Windsor Castle

I guess I’m in a castle kind of mood, between the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and last week’s post about Himeji Castle. This week we’ll cover one of my favorite British castles: Windsor Castle! The quaint cobblestone paths and immense stone fortifications make this a very unique and memorable day trip. If you’re a Britophile of any degree, you...