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Let’s Have a Hanami!

Let's Have a Hanami!

Japan’s most iconic season is about to begin as it has been predicted that the cherry blossoms (sakura 桜) will begin to bloom across the country this week.  Found throughout Japan, sakura generally bloom from late March to early May, starting in Kyushu and steadily progressing northward sweeping across the nation until it reaches Hokkaido where the season comes to an end. Each spring, everyone ... Read More »

Travel Tuesdays: Interview with Travel Blogger and TV Host La Carmina

Travel Tuesdays on Travels in Translation

On Tuesdays, Besudesu Abroad would like to feature another really awesome traveler in various forms. Some Tuesdays may be interviews, while other may feature guest posts, videos and more! This week we would like to introduce La Carmina, a 20-something travel TV host, author of 3 books, and blogger, who you may have seen on TV networks like Travel Channel, National Geographic and ... Read More »

The Sweet Taste of Spring in Japan

The Sweet Taste of Spring in Japan

The sakura have begun to bloom, and there is hardly a more attractive time of year to visit Japan than now. Clouds of pink petals are covering the nation as friends and family gather for a week of hanami, or flower viewing parties. It’s this time of year that sakura-flavored goods start filling the shelves. That’s right, Japan’s love for this transient bloom doesn’t ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Cherry Blossoms in Spring

Foto Friday: Cherry Blossoms in Spring

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of cherry blossoms in spring. The cherry blossom season is finally here! These small flowers have begun blooming all across Japan just a few days ago and will continue to do so over the next couple of weeks. This time is year is quite typical ... Read More »

A Beginner’s Guide to the Neighborhoods of Tokyo

A Beginner's Guide to the Neighborhoods of Tokyo

As the most populated metropolitan area in the world, Tokyo can be a bit intimidating for first-time visitors. While most people have a few ideas of things they’d like to see or do in Tokyo, like climbing Tokyo Tower or seeing Shibuya Crossing, many don’t realize just how large and spread out everything is. Tokyo is not like most major ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Ueno Sakura

Foto Friday: Ueno Sakura

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of the sakura blossoms in Ueno, Tokyo. With cherry blossoms blooming earlier than ever this year, we were worried we wouldn’t get to see any by the time we arrived in April. Our first day in Tokyo we headed to Ueno Park (上野公園), a popular ... Read More »

My Gear

Next to “why do you blog?” or “how does your blog work?”, the questions I get most often are about my photography. And although I did pickup a pretty useless Associate’s Degree in photography, I am far from a professional. Photography– like travel, is just another thing I’m very passionate about. All the equipment I use is my own, rather ... Read More »