In 2014, Easy Distance will bring you the most interesting things we came across out there in the dangerous wilderness of the internets. This is our inaugural link collection post so it covers the first three weeks of January and is really, really, long. After this it will be on a regular schedule of every other week.
*puts on sunglasses*
Deal with it.
January 1st to January 24th 2014
Easy Distance brought you write ups of Hakuba 47 & Goryu and Happo-one this month.
Japan Travel has a write up of Happo-one as well and here is a great top 5 Japanese winter resorts list from Rocket News.
Muza-chan published this delightful story of samurai romance in Kyoto.
Easy Distance also added Yamadera to the Atlas Obscura in January. A true must see if you visit Tohoku.
Read this harrowing tale of environmental ignorance from our Love and Travel series
Sink or Swim…
Benjamin Trotter completed his trip through South America in December, check out his travel writing here.
Nicaragua: Take a dungeon tour with Jennette and Doug from JD Expats
California: Go postal in the middle of the Mojave Desert.
Check out our Pintrest, too: Been There, Done That.
Easy Distance’s Lessons Learned this month featured the game BLOCK! It’s like Scattergories but with less gore… you don’t play with swords then? Oh, this is awkward.
Cornish Kylie lets us in on a lesson with Onoma… onomatonope… hmmm BANG… WOOF WOOF! What was that!? *mumble mumble*, Thailand.
An interesting read from the opinion column of Japan Times regarding the drawbacks of teaching for a large conversation school in Japan. Can’t say I disagree…
Mapo dofu is Cooking in the shower’s dish of the month.
Check out the recipe for some other mapo dofu links!
Also if you’re looking for a good pasta salad, I’ve been making this one a lot!
Humor & Cool Stuff
Man this looks so sick. Sorry to bro out for a second but this video looks awesome.
Trailer for Lines of Control and Epic TV skiing adventure Kashmir
From Rocket News, a write up on a single’s kotatsu… major frownies.
InrovertJapan.com has an interesting and mouth watering look at Japanese culture… via sandwich?
There is always the Easy Distance tumblr for your mostly daily bits of randomness from Japan.
Until two weeks from now…