Japan was one of the weirdest (good weird) and culturally stimulating countries I’ve ever visited. Never have I tried so many interesting dishes, used such high tech toilets, and been so utterly lost in translation. It’s like no other place, and is much like another planet if you’re from the West. Shinjuku was my favorite part–with the eccentric Harajuku style and neon lights illuminating the streets.
Even though it was -10 degrees, the Christmas markets, 1 Euro beer and late nights tagging the John Lennon wall made Prague worth the trip. The literally bone-chilling excursion to the Sedlec Ossuary, a church made of human bones in a nearby town called Kutna Hora, was another amazing addition to the experience. Not to mention the rave-like underground bars, delectable Trdelnik pastries and grog beverages that warm you inside and out.