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{food} Vegan in Japan [2]: Useful Vocabulary for Grocery Shopping and Eating Out

Bonjour! As I already mentioned in the first part of this little Vegan in Japan “series” (lol), living vegan in Japan can be pretty challenging, especially with regards to food. For some reason, there are so many different animal-derived ingredients in so many different products (that normally don’t even require animal ingredients [example: bread]) that grocery shopping and eating out can […]

{travel} November ’16: Shoren-In Fall Illumination

One of the reasons why every travel website out there will tell you that November is one of the best months to be in Kyoto is that, throughout that month, a lot of temples in Kyoto organize beautiful, otherworldly (lol, that word choice) fall night illuminations, where they extend their opening hours until after sunset […]