Episode 10 – On the Red Carpet in Roppongi Hills

Celebrities!  Glamour!  Films!  On Thursday, October 22, the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival got underway at the TOHO Cinemas location in Roppongi Hills – and I had a chance to check it out from (near) the red carpet!  For my gallery of photos, check out my Facebook page.

Also on this episode, I discuss why it’s so important to get an unlocked cell phone so you can use local SIM cards while travelling, and we talk about Japanese mayonnaise.

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Using Your Mobile Phone in Japan

It was a trip to London and Paris in 2012 which solidified my opinion on the importance of having access to mobile data while travelling.

While the City of Light is beautiful and I was able to check out all the major tourist attractions with ease using a paper map, something was missing from my visit.  I felt like I was sticking to the well-worn path, rather than being adventurous in exploring side streets and hidden gems around the city.  It wasn’t until I went to London on the second half of that trip when I found the missing piece of the puzzle.

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