The No Tipping Culture in Japan

One thing I found fascinating about Japan was that tips are generally not accepted anywhere, and people might actually get offended if you offer them a tip. The reason being that they’re doing their job because they love it, not because they want a tip. It was something I found incredible, as I found that…

Uji: The Dream Town in Japan

Uji is a small town in Japan, close to Kyoto, very famous for its tea production and for holding tea ceremonies you can participate in. While I didn’t make plans to participate in such a ceremony, I still wanted to visit the town and try the tea in person. After a day in another town,…

Japan: My Paradise on Earth

I’ve recently gone on a 2-week holiday to Japan, finally my chance to visit the country I’ve been longing for in the past 8 years of my life. The one country that’s always fascinated me, not only for the food, history or culture, but for the people – who are very polite and accommodating. I’ve…

Kenya: A Trip to Another World

Recently, an opportunity was presented to me: the chance to see the other side of the world, something I had never done before. I’ve always wanted to travel more, visit new places, try new food, enjoy new music, be in the presence of different cultures and see new sights. I’d never imagined the first opportunity…