Category Archives: Japan

Never, ever, leave your passport as a guarantee…

In the midst of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 and the discovery that at least two passengers boarded using passports that had been stolen in Phuket, I think it is worth reminding that you should never, ever, leave your passport as a guarantee. Continue reading

Image Credits: Lena LeRay

Making a living out of AirBnB or how the sharing business just became business

You probably all know about AirBnb. Their history and how they transitioned to the current model is interesting by itself and you can read about it on their Wikipedia page. Today, TheNextWeb had an interesting article by Jon Weatley titled “In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. Here’s how I’ve done so far.” that caught my attention. It reminded me of something I had noticed during my trip to Japan. Continue reading

To Mt Fuji and back

I went to ascent Mt Fuji Monday and Tuesday with a girl named Lae, who I met on CouchSurfing. I had contemplated the idea to go to Mt Fuji before coming here but when I saw Lae’s post on the CS Tokyo forum asking for people to go with her, I though “let’s do this…” and I posted a response the same way I bought my ticket to Japan, knowing it will somehow force me to do it. Continue reading