Hanami in Japan: The Cheapest Way


The tradition of hanami (花見, flower viewing) in Japan is many centuries old. The habit is said to have started during the Nara period (710–794) when it was ume (plum) blossoms that people marveled at in the beginning. Sakura (cherry tree) appeared to captivate more attention and hanami was synonymous with sakura by the Heian period (794–1185). From…

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How to Prevent Airsickness (Firsthand Experience)


When you're on a flight to your dream place and you feel these things: nausea, vomiting, vertigo, loss of appetite, cold sweating, skin pallor, difficulty concentrating, confusion, drowsiness, headache, and increased fatigue. Doesn't it suck? 😀 😀 Traveling has been my passion and it just ain't right if I get airsick every time. I have struggled…