Monthly Archives: January 2015

Cat treats at Neko JaLaLa
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What Happens At A Cat Cafe: A Visit to Neko JaLaLa in Tokyo

A blissful chorus of purring and a cup of coffee; what better way to spend a rainy afternoon? Strolling through Akihabara – the electronics district of Tokyo lead me to a door plastered with photos of felines. I’d found the ultimate cat lover’s paradise – ‘Neko JaLaLa’ (‘neko’ is the Japanese word for cat). I’ve always…

Japan Surprises 2
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60 Things That Surprised Me About Japan

Visiting Japan is like visiting another planet. That’s what people kept telling me before my first trip there and they were right. It’s a place where the ancient contrasts with the ultra-modern; it’s crazy, it’s confusing and it’s strikingly beautiful too. Imagine having your fortune told at an historic temple in the morning, then being entertained by giant battling robots in…

 

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