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The Frugal Traveler
happy halloween from my little friends in tokyo:
souvenir of the day: lucky red underwear emblazoned with a bodhisattva, 500 yen.
Hit the corner grocery, + other strategies MT @nytimestravel: Shop like a local to find unusual souvenirs
my latest @frugaltraveler column, in which i scour pharmacies and gas stations for the perfect souvenir:
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3 strategies for looking beyond the obvious to find memorable souvenirs via @frugaltraveler
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so this little pizza is covered with... tiny little baby sardines.
and all of the wishes in the world are free:
Just listened to new @Radiolab on translation. Put me in perfect frame of mind to confront ramen joint ticket machine entirely in Japanese.
tell me: what are your favorite frugal gifts from japan?
fitting tribute: praying mantis at the meiji shrine.
today's specialty: okinawan sea grapes. new favorite bar snack.
the littlest frugal traveler, on the hunt for a good salaryman meal set in chinatown -- like a boss.
@frugaltraveler the answer is nobody. Nobody (other than pandas) doesn’t like a panda-faced steamed bun.
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who doesn't love a panda-faced steamed bun? a sample of the kawaii offerings in yokohama chinatown:
parabéns to @sethkugel, who's off to a roaring start on frugal leave!…
you know you chose the right udon stand for breakfast when the salarymen are all lined up before opening:
.@RemyScalza i'm thinking ramen bar or tsukiji sushi breakfast (always a favorite!). i'll dream of jiro's sushi instead.
daunting frugal fact#1: tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. one tiny comfort? tipping is not customary in japan.
time-traveling today, made possible by open century-old time capsules in NY + boston: via @CityLab @hyperallergic
Chinese visas, check! T-minus two days to Japan.
back at the consulate. pray for me, people.
i do love me a traveling exhibition. RT @wendymac: I've got a little show installed on the SFO bound train tonight.
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the waiting room at the chinese consulate is like purgatory.
the 24-hr rule + other useful tips, from @PeterSGreenberg: You can change your flight for free. Here's the trick:
one more parting shot of frugal waikiki, and good night.
Today's challenge: frugal Tokyo. What are your picks for affordable cafe culture?
NEXT STOP: japan. what are your favorite frugal eats in yokohama? given the city's international history, all cuisines welcome!
here's that hawaiian bbq chicken bowl + that view = $8, at the barefoot beach cafe.
slinging fresh noodles at marukame udon in waikiki:
so we had some winners yesterday: frugal waikiki it is!…
oh, and think near and far, domestic and international! looking forward to hearing where you get your secret frugal souvenirs...
...gas station that carries awesome bbq sauce; stationery store w handmade postcards for $1; farmers' mkt stand w cool t-shirts. thx! 2/2
folks, are there unexpected places in your hometown where you know to pick up fantastic local frugal souvenirs for pals? i'm thinking...1/2
teaser for tomorrow's column. anyone care to take a guess? -BT
well, hello there. @bonnietsui here, stepping into @sethkugel's sizable shoes for this month. happy to entertain your frugal q's!
Not sure if you can travel w/ a baby - or sure you can't: hear from two parents who did it, via @nomadicmatt.…
Taking a Frugal Traveler break til March, but filling in are @fredamoon @bonnietsui @BySarahKhan @ingridkwilliams @RemyScalza & Ratha Tep!
The rumors you almost certainly haven't heard are true: I'm taking a break til March. Look who's filling in!…
How far does $100 get you over a weekend in Chicago? This week's Frugal Traveler on @nytimestravel: (…
Here's my mom's take on the last Frugal trip, from her blog:…. (And the original article:…
Great $-saving tip from @frugaltraveler in @nytimestravel cover story: guidebooks always free @ your local library!
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I hit the Pacific NW - with other travelers calling all the shots. Sunday's @nytimestravel cover:
I was interviewed by @stevenshalowitz for his podcast, He made it pretty interesting, take a listen.
@frugaltraveler guarantee if you were a woman you'd have multiple stories of being followed or harassed
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