Documenting my kintsugi experience as a digital nomad in Tokyo. Kintsugi is the Japanese craft of pottery repair and gold joinery.
A how-to guide for the Tokyo subway pass that saves you money and time. The pass is valid in 24, 48, and 72-hour intervals for the Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway lines, which reach nearly 200 stations. Please think of the Tokyo Subway Pass as the equivalent of an all-access pass for the New York Subway, the Toronto TTC, and the London Tube (in our dreams). This means that the pass works for Tokyo city’s extensive subway lines, but not for inter-city trains such as Amtrak, the GO Trains, or the British national railway companies. Please read below for further…
An overview of Hong Kong’s gay, lesbian, trans, and general LGBTQ-related events, groups, activities and culture.
13 things no-one ever remembers to tell you for travel. Written for solo female travellers, but really for everyone.
Some great writing for the intellectual omnivores and intrepid learners.
A photo essay event recap of the Hong Kong Pride Parade 2018,. Includes mention of organisers, participating organisations, and causes such as the #FreeMyLibrary protest.
This is an event recap and photo essay for the 4th Migrants’ Pride Hong Kong, organized by Gabriela Hong Kong, The Filipino Lesbians Organization, Filguys Gabriela Association, Share HK, The UNITY Association, Nepali Workers Association, Auto8a, The Same Same Different Association. The parade took place on Nov. 18 in Central, Hong Kong.
My English translation and embellishment of the Nihonbashi-Fukagawa route (日本橋本所深川コース) from the Sanpo Reikibun. Major sites covered along the route include: Nihonbashi, Mitsukoshi flagship store, Tokyo Stock Exchange, haiku poet Mastuo Basho’s neighbourhood, the Fukagawa Fudoson, Tomioka Hachimangu, Kiyosumi Garden, Ryugoku Gokugikan, Former Yasuda Garden, Edo Tokyo Museum, Karamae Bridge.
This post is an overview for people who are interested in seeing a bit more of nature while travelling Japan, whether it is sightseeing at the top of a mountain or an all-day hike. Information is focused on getting to and from a mountain and what amenities are available.
An op-ed in response to the Hong Kong media’s focus on the politics behind Pussy Riot and lack of attention to the Miles of Love LGBTQ travel advocacy forum co-organized by Planet Ally and All Out (UK) that brought Olga Kurachyova and Nika Nikulshina, as well as many internationally accomplished activists, to Hong Kong.
An event recap for the Miles of Love LGBTQ travel advocacy forum organized by Planet Ally and All Out as a part of Pink Season Hong Kong 2018, hosted by Eaton HK. Presenters included a TED Fellow, CEOs, members of Pussy Riot, founders of NGOs, trans FIFA and Paralympian athletes, co-founder of an LGBT cryptocurrency, LGBT Token, and many more.
A list of China’s LGBTQ-related podcasts (mostly in Mandarin), some English podcast episodes that cover homosexuality in China, and shoutout for vlogs and queer Chinese content.
A list of Greater China-based / Chinese LGBTQ podcasts from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. LGBT topics can include dating and their daily lives to same-sex marriage legislation and politics discussed in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English.