Writer: Marina Villar
I am Argentinean, so as a Latin who have been living in Asia for the last few years I am amazed by the contrasts and differences in many aspects but mainly in culture, traditions, history and even in food.
I have been working in the hospitality industry for more than 10 years and I started writing and taking pictures while traveling, some time ago.
I am a nature lover, sports fan, travel addict and foodie. My three favorite things: writing, running and chocolates.
I define myself as clueless in terms of style and fashion.
If you are planning to visit Tokyo for the first time you may decide to stay in town. And I agree, you will not find reasons to go anywhere else. If you are living here or you are already familiar with Tokyo, you might be wondering what else you can do or visit that is close by. If this is your case and if you enjoy nature, Ikuta Park could be an excellent idea.
August 3, 2016
After almost two years of living in Tokyo, I know, for sure, that I am no longer seeing everything with the same sense of surprise because as I usually call it, I am already part of the landscape. The last few months, lucky me, I have been receiving many guests, who enjoyed going around with and showing them all about the local culture and traditions.
June 3, 2016
The magic about Sakura is not only the beauty of the flowers but also the beauty of going out, getting closer to nature, walking around without a specific plan, spending hours sat under a tree, and the beauty of finding yourself in love. Why not? In love with your own moment and your own life.
March 30, 2016
In Japan Sumo is much more than just a sport. It is a living example of Japanese culture, traditions and history. And the rikishi or wrestlers serve as cultural ambassadors when they take part in events overseas. Sumo shows discipline, hard work and courage but not only inside the dohyō or ring, also outside and in wrestlers´ every day life.
January 19, 2016
Silence can avoid conflicts, engage respect and create distance. It can be ambiguous and sometimes misinterpreted, specially for those like me, who come from abroad. But, like everything else related to cultural differences, getting involved and willing to understand it, is always helpful.
December 4, 2015
It is amazing how much the nature has to offer when you have the time, the energy and the wiling to connect with it. My recommendation: “Never waste those precious moments. Never”. Of course, after all these activities, I feel like I deserve the best of the meals. And here is where you get Kaiseki for dinner.
November 13, 2015
Every season has its own particularities and its own festivities. And while a lot of people choose warm weather over the cold ones, I love the chilly and refreshing days. There is something beautiful and inspirational in those windy days where leaves fall and dance following the moves of the nature.
September 11, 2015
Learning a new language once you are already a grown up, is not an easy thing, specially when your mother tongue is so completely different. On the other side of the road I would say. Not much to relate to or compare with.
August 19, 2015
Getting lost in Japan, is something that might happen even more than expected. “Lost in Translation” is the movie directed by Sofia Coppola, which, I would recommend you to watch in case you are planning to include Tokyo in your trip.
June 26, 2015