If you’re anything like me, travel is a big part of your life. While traveling, we can learn so much about ourselves and the world around us. Travel teaches us in ways that classrooms and curriculum just can’t. And living in another country can be a priceless firsthand experience in a completely different culture.
It can be. But that’s not always the case. Many times, travelers rarely explore beyond the expat bubble and tourist traps (MariCar, I’m looking at you! #sorrynotsorry).
Planning a trip to Japan and feeling overwhelmed with all the information?
Tired of the tourist traps and looking or authentic gems loved by locals?
Moving abroad soon and worried about the expat lifestyle transition?
I get it. We’ve all been there — I certainly have. That’s why I want to share with you my experiences. That way, you don’t make the same mistakes I did. So whether you’re a travel newbie or a long-time jet setter, let me help you travel more authentically.
My name is Delilah and I’ve lived in Tokyo, Japan for seven years. And in that time, I’ve pushed myself into jam-packed rush hour trains, lived in a 17 square meter micro-apartment just steps from Shibuya Scramble, skied in Hokkaido and snorkeled in Okinawa, eaten Michelin star sushi, and stayed at luxury ryokan. Needless to say, I’ve experienced some of the greatest (and not so great) things Japan has to offer.
I share my travel experiences and insider expat tips on fleurdelilah.
I’ve also written for various Japan sites — some that you’ve come across, no doubt. Sites include the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), GoTokyo, Odigo, Live Japan, and more.
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