Japan - Map a Budget Around the World


How are you? This is Andy of HoboTraveler.com, I am presently in the city of Fukuoka, Japan in the South of the country of Japan. I must again apologize for not writing more often...
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Japan - South Korea - Taiwan
- Map a Budget Around the World

by Andy of HoboTraveler.com

ISSUE 211 by HoboTraveler.com
A Hobo trip around the world. 10 years old, working on 11
Written October 7, 2008
SUBJECT: Japan South Korea and Taiwan
TIP: Map a Budget Around the World

LOCATION of Andy Today: Fukuoka, Japan

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Hobo was here and goes there...
That is a list of jumps I have made since the last newsletter.

Guatemala - Antigua and Panajachel
Peru - Iquitos, Pucallpa, Cusco, Lima
USA - Indiana
Philippines, Manila
Taiwan, Taipei
South Korea, Seoul
Japan, Fukuoka

Hobo goes here...

Tomorrow I will fly back to Bangkok, Thailand. The economic situation has created confusion for me, I was planning on Papua, New Guinea however even while writing this newsletter I find I am lost, I have no choice but to wonder where I will wander.

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Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

I have spent the last month in these three countries; I purchased a round trip ticket to Seoul, South Korea with a stopover in Taipei, Taiwan and Fukuoka, Japan. I paid approximately 1000 U.S. Dollars for this three-stop round trip ticket.

I believe the only way to travel in these three countries with any true enjoyment of the culture is to learn the language. The only people I ever talked with were in the Hostels. Without the Hostel, my life would have been just walking around and looking at the walls.

I have an enjoy week in Taipei with my good friends Magos and Raul of the TaiwanMex Hostel. I truly enjoy hanging out in their Hostel. Strange as it may sound, I met more Korean and Japanese people in Taiwan then I did while in those countries.

Taipei speaks Chinese, I am slowly falling in love with the idea of learning Chinese, and so a new dream is forming in my mind. I feel it is time to add Chinese to the languages I speak. I presently speak Spanish and French in addition to my native English.

People, there is too many people in Korea, and a person must love a subway or go home. While in Seoul Korea I have to admit, I learned there is nothing about cities that makes me wish to travel. I travel to see the small cultures of the planet, not these fast-paced overly expensive places. The Banana Backpacker Hostel near the Anguk, Subway stop was a lot of fun. Insadong Street near the Hostel is just a typical tourist trap.

This is a modern city; I believe Japan is the most modern country I have ever visited. Although South Korea is supposed to be modern, I found it only at the face level, dig a little and this falls apart. However the more I dug into the culture of Japan the more I like it.

I guess you have a choice; you need to decide if you are going to a modern country, you are a modern tourist. If I ever return to Japan, and I highly doubt it, however if I did I would go to Japan to see the most modern parts on the planet, where the development could make the USA look primitive.

I truly enjoyed the KhaoSan Fukuoka Hostel, it has to be one the cleanest Hostels I have ever visited.

Ok, the bottom line is complete boredom in these three countries, I can only say the conversation in the Hostels were good, however I do not know these countries and am not tempted to fall in love. I will admit the idea of learning Chinese and traveling around China has become a dream of mine.

Japan or New York City? If I was going to travel to Japan for a long period, I feel it would be better to first go explore New York City first, why travel to the other side of the planet when I do not know my own world-class cities.

Today’s tip

I have found a map showing the relative cost of countries, it is a great way to start to plan a trip overseas.
Map a Budget Around the World.

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