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Tokyo drifting

March 1, 2015

Tokyo is the world’s largest city, filled with high-rise buildings, neon lights, game arcades, gadget stores and random stuff. It is a thronging, pulsating and kaleidoscopic city that blends in the familiar elements of international urban living with a touch of Japanese ingenuity and design to create a unique world of its own. It is …
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snowing in Abashiri

February 27, 2015

Abashiri is located at 44 degrees north latitude, and the shores of  the Okhotsk sea are the southernmost point where the ocean freezes. In Abashiri, drift ice sightseeing ” icebreaking ship Aurora is a popular leisurely cruise that will take you out to sea to see the ice breaking activity. That was the main aim …
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day trip to Hakodate

February 24, 2015

Today was a great start to the day because it was snowing lightly as I left the house to walk to the subway station. I had planned a day trip to Hakodate which is a 4h train ride away from Sapporo. It is located in the western part of Hokkaido region and by the end …
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savouring Sapporo

February 23, 2015

Hokkaido is situated in the northern part of Japan and is famous for its snowy landscapes, ski resorts, milk products, ice cream etc. In summer you can view the lavender fields, while in winter the whole area is covered in a thick layer of snow, like the icing on a cake. Visiting Hokkaido has always …
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short trip to Otaru

February 23, 2015

Otaru (小樽) is a small harbor city, about half an hour northwest of Sapporo by train. Its beautifully preserved canal area and interesting herring mansions make Otaru a pleasant day trip from Sapporo or a nice stop en route to or from Niseko or the Shakotan Peninsula. From the early days of Hokkaido’s colonization in the late 1800s, Otaru served as a major trade and …
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Tokyo marathon 2015

February 22, 2015

The main reason that I decided to go to Tokyo during my recess week is because I managed to get a slot for the Tokyo marathon. It is one of the six marathons in the world (Berlin, London, Boston, New York and Chicago) under the World Marathon Majors. Being the only one that is in …
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The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

July 25, 2014

So I’ve visited 25 out of these 50 cities..I need to continue traveling more!!! With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we’ve gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the …
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