Justine Villena, one of our writers in the Polyphony, recalls some of his first experiences and memories in Okayama and in Japan – a land that used to be “unknown territory” for him.
A short story about Ramen, making Ramen, enjoying Ramen, and above all the love for food
Bangkok, the city of parallels. In Thailand’s capital, we can find a seemingly busy metropolitan area full of skyscrapers adjacent to small shops along the alley and construction workers stained with mud. How can they coexist?
Hiroshima is a city with a history, and it is not a pleasant one. Going to Hiroshima, one could not help but be submerged into the history that is part of every building, piece of scenery, and person in the city.
Osaka is one of the pride and joy of Japan. Being Japan’s second-largest metropolitan area, Osaka can be pretty intimidating for beginner traveler. Still, it’s not impossible to fully experience the “country’s kitchen” in one day. In fact, it could even be a fun challenge!