If you’ve been reading my recent blogs on Fukuoka, you may already know the purpose of my visit there. Up until today I feel sad for only allowing myself to spend a week in this city. I and Jelai were at first dazed by the 7 days we needed to stay there. But man, by 5th day, I was already grunting with the reality of leaving Fukuoka.
Last long weekend was another trip with friends from my previous work. We drove all the way from Metro Manila to Bataan to Subic in four cars for two days.
When you do long driving, an itinerary is bound to change. You don’t reserve your visit. You drive and stop and eat on the road. But what we didn’t expect was to be cut off by a road, literally, because we drove on an unfamiliar road on a whim.
Social Traveling is my appetite. Public market is always in my must-go places. Getting lost is my worst hobby. Nature is my second, particularly flowers. I also like street foods and art galleries but somehow beach is stuck at the end of my list.
Let me continue telling our wandering stories we had in Japan last year.
Make sure, though, to also watch the travel video here. Just spare me for some mistakes I have made. Hihi.
October 21, 2013
Japan is amazing in a new way!
Nearly all subway stations in Tokyo have braille board beside every ticket machine. Braille is a reading and writing system used by the blind and visually impaired people. One can know how much would a ticket cost from point A to point B and navigate even the ticket machine to know where exactly the coins should be dropped in or bills should be inserted. Aside from being awesome for having also an option to use English language in the ticket machines for able people and braille for blind people, these ticket machines can also read out the words for deaf people. Handicap people can also navigate themselves in and out of the stations by following the yellow rubber guide strips on the flooring throughout the subway network. Amazing and Awesome, right? Continue reading