Getting into a Routine.

Getting into a routine can be a difficult when you’re in a new country. You might not know the in-and-outs of local life and translating packaging at the supermarket is made even more confusing when the ingredients are in a

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Becoming a Local

Despite the fact that I keep uttering the phrase ‘I live here,’ I still don’t think that it has fully sunk in yet. Although I’m only here for 5 months, I have a Residence Card, Japanese Health Insurance and my own

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Going Home

This week has been absolutely crazy, prepare for a very long blog post. On Monday night my friend and I got on a night-bus from Kyoto to Tokyo which would arrive at Shinjuku Station at 6.30am on Tuesday morning. The night-bus

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Paperwork, paperwork & more

I’ve been in Kyotonabe for nearly 2 weeks now and I have noticed one thing – they really love their paperwork here. It has been nearly every other day where I have had to hand in a form or write out

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Kites in Kyoto

After 48 hours of on-and-off travel, I arrived in Kyotonabe on Wednesday. It has been an absolute whirlwind and only today (Saturday), have I had a chance to stop and relax properly and get used to my new home. The

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