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The Convenience of Vending Machines

The Convenience of Vending Machines

When I got to Japan one of the first things I noticed was that they had a $*%# ton of vending machines. They are literally everywhere, and they sell almost anything. My purchases from vending machines were mostly of the liquid variety and most machines sell both hot and cold beverages. I was in love! The ability to grab a hot coffee at any time of day was an empowering feeling as a coffee drinker. Move over Tim Hortons and…

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I’m leaving on a jet plane

I’m leaving on a jet plane

So I made it! I can’t believe that back in August, I was about 109 days out from boarding a plane and heading to Japan. Today, I’m just a couple hours away. The flight to Toronto is a short trip (maybe an hour and fifteen minutes) but the bigger hurdle comes with the Toronto to Tokyo direct flight, that is approximately a 14-hour monster. I really got lucky flying today as it’s a balmy -2 degrees Celsius in the National…

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