China: Shanghai Maglev 431km/h

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Shanghai Maglev is the fastest commercial train in the world with an incredible top speed of 431km/h (238 mph), completing the 30km journey from Shanghai Longyang Station to Pudong Airport in just 7 minutes. Levitating on an electromagnetic field, the Shanghai … Continued

Japan: Tsukiji Fish Market (1 Day)

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Tsukiji Fish Market is a fascinating place. Bustling with activity from 5am in the morning, the world’s biggest wholesale fish and seafood market handles over 2,000 tons of marine products per day! Seeing the famous tuna auctions, however, is not … Continued

Japan: Staying at a Capsule Hotel

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As a tall foreigner with a height of 195cm (6’5″), I was somewhat anxious about staying at a Japanese capsule hotel. Will the coffin-size rooms be big and long enough? What if the capsule makes me claustrophobic? Will my neighbor snore and wake me … Continued

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