funny when you go on a trip...everyone has a story to share or advice to give - whether good or bad. kind of like when you're pregnant - you become this beacon for total strangers to just come up and give any and all advice whether you want it or not. in both instances, i know they have your best interest in mind, but i say - take it all with a grain of salt because every experience will be your own. similar or not, it will never be the same as others. as my trip comes to a quick close, i'm definitely inspired by all i've seen and experienced. we're coming back with a few finds i hope to share with you over the next couple of months. in the meantime, here are a few snapshots (first japan then the philippines), i hope you enjoy!