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The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

This weekend I was delighted to receive the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” from Ged over at Spectacular Sentience. Spectacular Sentience is a very inspiring blog, and Ged absolutely deserves to have won the award. One of the conditions of winning the award is to pass it on to the bloggers who inspire you, and I’m … Continue reading

Welcome to the redesign!

Welcome to the redesign!

Haikugirl’s Japan has been down for maintenance today in order to undergo a little freshen up. This site has been running since 2007, and things had got a bit cluttered up, so I thought it was time for a de-junk. I hope you like the new look! Here are a few notes about the key … Continue reading

2011 in review – what a year it was!

2011 in review – what a year it was!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for Haikugirl’s Japan. (From: Kanzanji: A big Buddha, a beautiful lake, and a lot of walking!) Here are some excerpts from my annual report: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2011. If it were an … Continue reading

Looking Back at Post a Week 2011

Looking Back at Post a Week 2011

Back in January I accepted WordPress’s Post A Week challenge, although I was worried that I might not be able to keep it up. (There was a Post A Day challenge too, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to do that!) Now, WordPress has invited us challengers to reflect on our accomplishments with eleven … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan

A-Z of Japan

My A-Z of Japan has finally come to an end. In case you missed any installments, here they all are again: A is for… Azuki Beans B is for… Basho C is for… Cicada D is for… Daibutsu E is for… Ema F is for… Fans G is for… Green Tea Frappuccino H is for… … Continue reading

My 7 links

This post is a submission to TripBase’s My 7 Links initiative after receiving nomination from Loneleeplanet to participate. The process is simple. Nominated bloggers identify posts that meet seven specified criteria and share them with readers. In turn I have the opportunity to nominate 5 bloggers, listed at the bottom of this post, to participate. … Continue reading

Wanderlust: 5 strange Japanese foods

I’m incredibly excited this morning… Why? Because my article is featured on the Wanderlust homepage!! 😀 It’s all about the strange foods you can find in Japan. Please check it out by clicking on the picture below: Inspire Me: 5 strange Japanese foods

Tokyo area trip itinerary

If you’ve been following my blog, you will know that in April I finished my three years in Japan with an eight night stay in Tokyo (well, actually it was seven in Tokyo and one in Chiba). My trip included excursions to various nearby places, but my main base was Shinagawa. Now I’ve finally finished writing … Continue reading

Surviving in Japan (without much Japanese)

Surviving in Japan (without much Japanese) is one of the best websites available for tips on how to survive in Japan when your Japanese isn’t quite up to scratch yet. The website, created by the lovely Ashley Thompson, covers everything from tampons to teaching, mosquitos to mail – and all in amazing detail. I’m mentioning this … Continue reading

Freshly pressed!

Things are very exciting over here at Haikugirl’s Japan today. I woke up to an inbox bursting at the seams with comments, and over 700 views since I went to bed! Haikugirl’s Japan is literally an overnight success, thanks to WordPress’ “Freshly Pressed” page. Thank you WordPress for choosing to feature Haikugirl’s Japan, and thank … Continue reading