Tokyo is a wonderous city, but it's not in the cheapest country to live in

The Best Country to Live in

When choosing the best country to live in, one of the most important considerations is, of course, price – or – your cost of living. There is an economic concept that will help one choose the right place to live. This concept is called purchasing power parity. Beyond the exchange rate, your money will buy [...]

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The Chinese Great Wall of Beer

Beer is one of mankind’s greatest inventions. So when I was in China I was sure to check out what beer was on offer. Here’s a selection of Chinese beers for your delight. I found these on an expedition out of my Wuhan hotel and into the local supermarkets. Top of the pile is of [...]

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Make New Friends in Gothic Chat Rooms

There are Goths in every village, town, and city in the western world and beyond. Some hide away and meet secretly in basements, or they show their pride and accouterments and gather in the village square at midnight, white faces fluorescent in the moonlight. However, for the Goth who wonders alone in his village, a [...]

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Your Essential Guide to Japan Rail Passes

Visiting Japan? A Japan Rail Pass offers unlimited travel on trains in Japan. And yes – the pass includes travel on the famous Shinkansen bullet train services! If you’re going to do a lot of traveling around Japan then a rail pass could save you money! A Japan Rail Pass can be bought by anyone who visits [...]

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Wacky Flavors of Chinese Potato Chips

I saw many unusual things in China. One thing that I haven’t seen anywhere else in the world are these strange assortments of fruit flavored potato chips. Here are three of the more popular flavors of potato chips in China – cucumber, blueberry and kiwi fruit. Surprisingly, fruit flavored crisps don’t appear to have taken [...]

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DateInAsia – 100% Free Asian Dating

Many Western guys like the idea of finding an Asian wife or girlfriend. This is OK, because there are also plenty of Asian girls looking for Western husbands! The Internet has made it easier than ever to find an Asian wife or girlfriend. In the past you had to rely on mail order bride catalogs [...]

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Japanese Schoolgirls With Umbrellas

As an English guy, one thing I like about Japan is the weather. Japan’s weather is as unpredictable as ours! One day it’s 25C and gloriously sunny, the next it’s 10C and pouring with rain. These photos are from my visit to Japan in April 2010. Previously I’d visited Japan in October, and been impressed [...]

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Think Your So-Called Life Sucks? Check Out These Boring Jobs in Japan

Low levels of immigration in Japan mean that it’s often up to Japanese people themselves to do the more boring and less well paid jobs on offer. Here are just a couple of the more boring types of jobs that you might see if you were to visit Japan. In post-recession Japan, good jobs are [...]

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Japanese Bullet Trains

Here are some photos of Japanese Bullet Trains. These trains are known in Japan as Shinkansen. There is a wide network of Shinkansen services running throughout Japan. The trains run on dedicated high speed tracks that are not connected to the rest of the rail network. Shinkansen speeds vary but the trains generally travel between [...]

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How to Make Your Own Life Sized Cardboard Cutouts of People!

Wow, this is the greatest piece of software I have ever seen! I have found some cool software that allows you to make cardboard cutouts of anyone! All you need is an image of your celebrity, pop idol, film star, friend or relative and you can start making a life sized cut-out of that person. [...]

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