Joshua Laurin

Joshua Laurin

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I've lived on 3 continents and have visited over 30 countries and I'm here to tell you about it.
Joshua Laurin
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INTRODUCTION TO KYUSHU…

INTRODUCTION TO KYUSHU…

I was on the computer when the phone rang and within 6 months I was on the plane…

I was on the computer when the phone rang and within 6 months I was on the plane…

A few years back some colleagues and I took a journey along the ancient silk-road and stumbled upon a gem named Lijiang in Yunnan Province,…

A few years back some colleagues and I took a journey along the ancient silk-road and stumbled upon a gem named Lijiang in Yunnan Province,…

In the heart of Japan rests the cherry blossom,That time of year when Japanese search for solace and respite.For some it is joy,For others a sad reflection. Children run with glee,And teenagers discover who they are.Adults reflect on its placid beauty,And the elderly walk down memory lane. The pink and white petals lace the earth,And shimmer in the night sky.Some shape the heart,And others show us who we are. Early April comes and goes too quickly,So foreigners beware when time is near.Each…

In the heart of Japan rests the cherry blossom,That time of year when Japanese search for solace and respite.For some it is joy,For others a sad reflection. Children run with glee,And teenagers discover who they are.Adults reflect on its placid beauty,And the elderly walk down memory lane. The pink and white petals lace the earth,And shimmer in the night sky.Some shape the heart,And others show us who we are. Early April comes and goes too quickly,So foreigners beware when time is near.Each…

There is nothing more annoying than being abroad, realizing you were supposed to do something back home, and when you try to do it from abroad the government office tells you it is technically illegal now. One's excuse is, "I didn't know." And that almost seems legitimate because there are next to no programs in place to help you transition abroad but the person on the other end of the phone won't buy it so here are 5 things to remember when moving abroad…

There is nothing more annoying than being abroad, realizing you were supposed to do something back home, and when you try to do it from abroad the government office tells you it is technically illegal now. One's excuse is, "I didn't know." And that almost seems legitimate because there are next to no programs in place to help you transition abroad but the person on the other end of the phone won't buy it so here are 5 things to remember when moving abroad…

INTRODUCTIONMost people travel to Japan to visit Tokyo because 'it's the place to go' and they also visit Kyoto because it was the traditional capital but Japan has a secret kept away, a magical world, almost out of a fairy tale. So much so that the famed animation studio Studio Ghibli used this place as the basis for the setting in the international award-winning animated film Princess Mononoke.This little known island is called Yakushima and it is known for having some of the oldest cedar…

INTRODUCTIONMost people travel to Japan to visit Tokyo because 'it's the place to go' and they also visit Kyoto because it was the traditional capital but Japan has a secret kept away, a magical world, almost out of a fairy tale. So much so that the famed animation studio Studio Ghibli used this place as the basis for the setting in the international award-winning animated film Princess Mononoke.This little known island is called Yakushima and it is known for having some of the oldest cedar…

While studying abroad in China, a colleague and I decided to take a trip into its past, back to the Tang Dynasty and venture to Xi’an—it’s ancient capital. We arrived late in the evening and took a traditional taxi that was too weak to carry the heavy load of our adventurous souls. Eventually, we found our way to a hostel fashioned in the likeness of an ancient courtyard house…

While studying abroad in China, a colleague and I decided to take a trip into its past, back to the Tang Dynasty and venture to Xi’an—it’s ancient capital. We arrived late in the evening and took a traditional taxi that was too weak to carry the heavy load of our adventurous souls. Eventually, we found our way to a hostel fashioned in the likeness of an ancient courtyard house…