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On Belonging: A Story from Japan

I met Ai almost exactly one year after I’d moved to Japan. I’m getting ahead of myself, though – I need to go back to the beginning. In my early 20s, I was addicted to travelling; I had perpetually itchy feet. Travelling had me in its grasp, my wanderlust an uncontrolled entity. And like most […]

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Life in Japan

Life in Japan from This Battered Suitcase on Vimeo. Osaka, Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, and Miyajima, Japan I think of my two years in Japan all the time, and I think about the wonderful people I met there every day. Not only did I learn a lot and travel a lot, I laughed even more […]

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My Ever-Changing Travel Fashion

Happy (and Comfortable) in Cusco, PeruI love to travel, obviously. I also love fashion, and I love to dress up. Sometimes it’s very, very difficult to merge the two, as, as a traveller, one’s wardrobe is often dictated by the fact that it must all fit inside a small backpack or suitcase. Add rapid changes […]

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Going Green

Yangon, Myanmar Osaka, Japan Havana, Cuba Jaisalmer, India Seoul, South Korea Tokyo, Japan Jodhpur, India Kathmandu, Nepal Beijing, China Bangkok, Thailand Yangon, Myanmar Udaipur, India With Earth Day coming up, here are some shades of green around the world.  See more green here. See yellow here and here. See pink here and here and here and here. See blue […]

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