She stood up to face us with a seemingly forceful, yet sincere smile. Prepared to answer our questions, she turned to the translator and nodded.
As much as I have fallen in love with Japan, I must advise against visiting during a very specific time of the year; the Golden Week. The trains get replaced with new shiny ones, food festivals are being held, live music is found everywhere, and fun events will be held at many hostels. But, there is a very big downside to this.
Panmunjom, Joint Security Area, DMZ, the 38th Parallel, call it what you want. There’s no denying the fact that the border between North and South Korea is one of the most dangerous on Earth. So, what’s it like to step over the famous line in the sand?
Of all the foods from Japan, perhaps none is more famous than ramen. You can find instant ramen in almost any single store on Earth. But, where can you get the best ramen?
Tokyo is the current capital of Japan, but it hasn’t always been that way. The original start of Japan was actually in the Kansai region. And within this region, the original imperial city of Japan; Kyoto.
Welcome to Traveling Ken, a blog about my travels featuring my encounters with local food, random findings, adventurous tales, and photo essays of some amazing locations. I quit my job in 2016 after working in the I.T. field for 8 years and saving up. Since then I’ve never looked back, I’ve seen so much, met some amazing people, and have learned a lot.
The site is still rather new (2 years now), so it is still growing and I plan on it to continue for a long time. If I decide to stop traveling for a while the site will continue and I will welcome more guest posts as well.
My goal for this site is to share my adventures and some interesting stories I’ve experienced along the way. I hope you enjoy the site and can find some entertainment and useful tools here. Thanks for visiting!
Articles I’ve done so far by location: