Author: T4A

Omotenashi: Japan is Welcoming for Solo Travelers

Tokyo at the height of the cherry blossom season. I arrived at the Tokyo Train Station to set out for Kyoto on my first full day in Japan. I entered, stopped and looked at the size of the station. I was mouthing, “oh boy, oh boy, oh boy” when, on my third “oh boy,” I was approached by an elderly man with limited English wanting to help. I showed him a piece of paper that said, in Japanese, that I was looking for the counter where I could exchange my Japan Rail Pass voucher for the actual pass. A woman at the hostel had kindly...

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Benefits Of Using Premium WordPress Themes

If you have the budget, go for a custom designed WordPress theme instead of settling for a free one. But don’t just go to any WordPress theme designers. To get the most out of your theme, make sure you deal with an experienced and SEO-knowledgeable WordPress template designer / developer. Based from experience, a good designer will cost you somewhere between 3K to 5K depending on your design requirements. If you choose to settle for a custom designed WordPress theme, you should understand that sooner or later, you will have to pay for the developer to upgrade your theme...

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Pineapple Sandesh (Bengali Sweet) – Manjula’s Kitchen

Making paneer: Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. As the milk comes to a boil, add the lemon juice gradually and stir the milk gently. The curd will start separating from the whey, turn off the heat. Once the milk fat has separated from the whey, drain the whey using a strainer line with cheesecloth, or muslin cloth. Wrap the curds in a muslin cloth, rinse under cold water, and squeeze well.  Making Sandesh: Once the paneer is drained, place on a dry, clean surface and knead the paneer until the...

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How to Get Rid of Dry Skin and Peeling on My Face

I have heard so many questions on "How to get rid of dry skin and peeling on my face." If you are among those who have been on the look out for this question, then this must be your lucky day. You will learn in this article why you have been the unfortunate victim of dry skin, why it needs to be avoided, and what you can do to get rid of it. Why You Have Dry Skin If you have dry and peeling skin, it is highly likely that a member of your family is also concerned with...

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A guide to skiing etiquette

Skiing is one of the most fun and exhilarating activities going. However, skiing is not really a free for all, there a few DOs & DONTs to observe to make sure everyone gets home in one piece. And a few rules to follow to make sure you don’t get up everyones noses due to some social faux pas or irresponsible behaviour that can and often does occur on the slopes. If you’ve found yourself getting a tad irate with fellow skiers more times than you care to mention, you may feel vindicated to know there are others who share your...

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