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Review: The Day the Sun Died by Yan Lianke

Written by Yan Lianke | Translated by Carlos Rojas If it moves like a dream and talks like a dream, it must be a dream. If it kills, it should be stopped. Yan Lianke is not beloved by his own government. Like all great artists, he has the skill and the confidence to hold up a mirror to the face of his society. This face doesn’t like what...

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Tokyo Hotel Guide (From Budget to Luxury)

Visiting Tokyo is always exciting, and deciding which area to stay in is one of the biggest challenges for anyone visiting the capital as it’s so big and transport is particularly expensive. Central destinations are usually preferred due to it often taking over an hour to reach the suburbs on the train. However, as Tokyo is a city that...

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Complete House Sitting Guide + Tips for Success

Ultimate Guide to Pet and House Sitting As long-time travellers and lovers of pets, we were quite late to the house sitting gig, despite it being a fairly obvious choice for us in terms of combining the things we love. It was actually a good friend of ours in Tokyo who pointed us in this direction. Since we’ve started, we’ve been met...