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Hiking in North Korea ~ Mt. Kumgang

This time last year, we were gearing up to enter North Korea, with a week long tour that was going to take us around Pyongyang and beyond.  We wanted to experience as much variety as possible, and were pretty excited to see that hiking was something we could plan to do.  Of course, when we say “plan” […]

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Surviving a “Violently Crowded” Day at Tokyo Disneyland ~ Japan

With the help of Google Translate to help us understand the Disney Crowd Calendar, we were absolutely frightened when we discovered that the only day we could visit Tokyo Disneyland was predicted to be “Violently Crowded”!  On an eight tiered scale that begins with “People Rattle” at less than 20 000 attendees, we couldn’t have picked a […]

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6 Things to Know Before Visiting a Pet Cafe in Japan!

Let’s face it, the Japanese LOVE their pets!  At 21.3 million, there are more registered pets in Japan than there are children!!  With numbers like that, you’d think everyone in Japan would own some kind of animal, but pet ownership isn’t for everyone I guess. Enter, The Pet Cafe! Before our first trip to Japan, we […]

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#17 Complete – Sing Karaoke in Japan!

Who knew that singing karaoke in Japan was going to take us so darn long to cross off our While We’re Alive list?  It seems easy, right? Step 1: Fly to Japan. Step 2: Find a karaoke bar. Step 3: Sing. Well, if you’ve ever been to Japan before, you know just how intimating it […]

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The Porters of Mt. Kilimanjaro ~ Tanzania

These guys are our new heroes! During the 7 days it took us to climb up and down Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, our porters did it in half the time each day, while carrying 25+ kilos of “stuff” on their backs, shoulders, and heads. In total, our climb required 11 of them to take the 2 of […]

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