Archive for the 'Travel' Category

Tokyo: Round 3

Friday, October 31st, 2014

The first time I was in Tokyo, I had just arrived in Japan and quickly left for the countryside without having done much exploring. The second time I was in Tokyo, I went to some crappy, overpriced bars in Shinjuku and Roppongi. This time I went to Tokyo with only one goal: eat non-Japanese food. […]

Summer Travel Roundup: 2014

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Kyoto Approximately 70% of Kyoto consists of temples, shrines, castles, and souvenir shops. They’re pretty cool, but if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. I didn’t go to the Geisha district. They’re too family-friendly in this day and age. I didn’t go to the Kyoto International Manga Museum, which is basically a glorified manga […]

Japan: Who Cares?

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

I like anime. Japan isn’t anime. Q.E.D. Like most people, I enjoy a good story. Anime has consistently delivered better stories than any other form of entertainment I’ve ever come across. That’s why I’m a fan. There’s nothing uniquely Japanese about it, nor do the brilliant stories that drew me to anime exist in Japan […]

Baka-Raptor’s Conservatively Adventurous Filler Road Trip

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

I’d originally planned to chronicle a trip to California, but I was unable to land a summer job there… So this summer I’ll be working in New York. No big loss, though it does set back my conservatively adventurous goal of living in every geographic region of the United States as defined by the NFL: […]