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    Acazia Official Japan Blog – The House of Anne (Part I)

    Not too far from my previous stay was Anne’s https://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Anne-Hostel-Asakusabashi/Tokyo/32652 This was a fantastic little gem just off the main street and a fair bit closer to Akihabara. The common room was in traditional Japanese style, with a mix of tatami mats and hard wood floor. Tables rose from sunken seating making me feel like I was both on the floor and in a comfy chair. A flat screen TV hung off a wall, showcasing Japanese news, game shows and a few Studio Ghibli films. The staff were fantastically kind (a stereotype I’m glad is true) and my fellow guests were pleasant as well. Though I met many, like the…

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    Acazia Official Japan Blog – City Lights

    My ‘not so bad’ decision led me on a three hour walk through the streets of Tokyo. On its own, it would’ve been fine, but I had sack full of clothes and computers strapped to my back. Walking in the opposite direction to the river and crossing the train tracks, my trail continued westward. The first section continued as I expected. Little streets wound their way through the outskirt suburbs of the city. Cars that looked too small to be cars petered past me as I clung to the side of the road, dodging lamp posts and telephone poles. My first marker was the bridge that crossed the Naka River.…

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    Acazia Official Japan Blog – Land of the Rising Sun

    Before I could make it to Japan, we landed in Russia. Playing ‘Katyusha’ the moment the wheels hit the tarmac seemed right. I had a full day layover in Moscow (such is the counter for such a cheap flight.) For over 14 hours, I wandered about the airport. Firstly, the wifi was sketchy, and not in the bad connection sort of way. To log on I was asked to upload a picture of my passport and agree to the “storage and processing of personal data.” Yeah that’s going to be a hard no. Maybe I could have left, but I didn’t look much into it. I may have needed to…

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    Acazia Official Ireland Blog – Frustration

    Yep, that’s what I’d call it; frustration. The amount of crap I’ve dealt with over the last few weeks has been painfully stressful. Let me paint a picture: My phone has constant battery problems and will die after an hour or two if not plugged in (except overnight for some reason) and will sometimes take half an hour to turn back on. My laptop just acquired its own disease and now can’t hold a charge at all, so it needs to be plugged in at all times Isaacs https://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Isaacs-Hostel/Dublin/107 wasn’t fantastic by any means. My room was right next to the train tracks, literally so close I could have jumped…