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Learn Japanese Fast Update 1: I learned Hiragana!!

by Mitchell on February 4, 2012

Ok, So it’s been slightly more than two weeks since my “Learn Japanese Fast” (3 months) challenge started but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy.

Due to some awesome suggestions from readers I decided to master Hiragana first and I am proud to report that I’ve been able to do it!

Here’s the exact process I followed to master Hiragana in two weeks (well just over).
Overall I probably only spent between 5 and 10 hours working on learning this. The rest of my time was spent memorizing words from my 100 Japanese words to memorize list and slacking off.

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Note:
This is a guest post from Natasha at WanToTravel
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Our web guru Jaaaaaasssoooooon will actually be hitting Niseko in
a week or two so expect a full report of his escapades.

Niseko is a resort area that includes 6 different ski areas. A trip to Niseko is often considered the trip of a lifetime by many skiers and snowboarders from around the world. In order to fully enjoy your trip to Niseko here are some tips on what to bring, how to pack, and where to go.

Obviously you will need winter ski clothing when you visit Niseko to ski and snowboard. Many people pack and take their own clothing in their suitcases, however you may also want to consider renting winter ski clothing once you arrive in Niseko.

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Going Solo in New York: The Way to Travel

January 22, 2012
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This is a guest post from Steven at www.thetravelguru.org Leaving the cozy comfort of our local areas and home towns can be an exhilarating experience, but a daunting one at the same time, especially if you are about to embark on this adventure alone. Personally, travelling with friends or family is great fun, you always [...]

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The Grand Canyon (the McBurger, not the National Park)

January 17, 2012
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So, I’ve been seeing the Grand Canyon Burger around for a week or two now. I walk by a Mcdicks on my way way to work and that succulent burger has been staring me down daily. There’s also a bunch of tv ads for it. Anyways, the other day I relented and picked one up [...]

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3 months: Learning Japanese Fast

January 9, 2012
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So, I’ve been living in Japan for close to 5 months now and unfortunately haven’t picked up nearly as much of the language as I’d hoped. I’ve got the greetings down and can order simple food but anything past that (let alone a conversation) is out of the question. I thought that since I was [...]

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Crafting CaliMocho: Or, how to turn that shitty 1 euro bottle of wine into something magical

January 6, 2012
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I first mentioned CaliMocho in my five drinks discovered while travelling post. Since then, I’ve enjoyed many a glass of this delightful Spanish specialty. At the request of countless readers I’ve decided to show you all how to make this drink. So, without further ado. My top-secret CaliMocho recipe.

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Travel Video Training Part 1: Choosing your Camera

January 1, 2012

Travel videos can be a great way of sharing your travels with the world (or just your friends and family back home). They aren’t hard to make, and if done properly (like the video below) can be truly inspiring. For some things, your point and shoot just isn’t going to cut it. You need something [...]

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Jaywalking in Japan: A Cautionary Tale

December 16, 2011

Ever since the warnings of my parents to “wait for the light” and “look both ways” faded I have been an avid jaywalker. It saves time and there is something mildly exciting about crossing the road before you are supposed to. For those of you who don’t know about jaywalking it’s simply the practice of [...]

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Tripl: A Social Travel web app reviewed

December 13, 2011

Tripl has been on my radar for awhile. I’m not sure how I heard about them but once I got to their website I was sucked in my their ridiculously good UI design and have been following them ever since. I was part of their invite only beta and I’ve seen Tripl grow from a [...]

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Cruise Packing List

December 1, 2011
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Packing for a Cruise This is a guest post by Ellis Green For those of you who have never embarked on a cruise before, deciding on what to pack may pose you a few problems. Obviously, choosing which clothing and accessories to pack can heavily depend on what part of the world you are cruising [...]

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