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Where am I? No, really. Where?

How the worst hotel I’ve ever stayed in became my all-time favourite place
Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the dump
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Ogimi Village: Oh, to grow old in Okinawa – where longevity is likely

Find out why this rural village in Japan has such a high population of elderly citizens (and hope you are as happy and healthy as these folks are in your old age!)

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Okinawa: Learn martial arts in the birthplace of karate

Many travellers to the Japanese islands of Okinawa are attracted to the coastal lifestyle, the culture and a cuisine influenced more by China and South-East Asia than mainland Japan. But there is another kind of traveller to the region, who comes specifically to study the region’s unique martial arts heritage

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