2017 was a year of new experiences and surprises. I visited 10 countries (seven of which were in Asia and almost all new to me). I started off in Ecuador “doing shaman things”, and ended up house-sitting in Japan, chilling in Bali, going crazy in India, and 10 countries later, finishing up in Thailand.
Japan was on my list of places to visit long before I ever started traveling full-time. But I waited patiently for the right opportunity, which came to me in 2017 in the form of a two month house-sitting gig near Tokyo. It was everything I could have hoped for from Japan - and more.
Feed your inner voyeur and watch this funny video blow-by-blow of a day in the life of me house-sitting in Tokyo. Also, a huge summary of my 7 weeks in Tokyo Japan.
Before I knew what was happening, I was in a kimono doing raunchy dance moves with thousands of people, in Tokyo Japan. Welcome to New Bon Odori!
My day on Mount Takao near Tokyo Japan started off delightfully, and ended miserably. Don’t do what I did. Here’s what NOT to do on Mount Takao!
Why on earth would I go to the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo? Because Anthony Bourdain told me to. And quite frankly, he wasn’t wrong. I’m still laughing!
Owl cafes in Tokyo: I came, I saw, and I’m unsure whether they’re cool. Here’s the good and the bad, along with some food for thought about animal captivity.