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Welcome to The Bamboo Traveler, a travel blog dedicated to helping you dig deeply into the history, heritage, and culture of a place. Whether it’s through the pages of your passport or the pages of a book, I’ll help you travel the world and uncover the history, culture, food, architecture, and natural beauty of some of the world’s most fascinating places.

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Kamikochi Hiking: The Perfect Day Trip from Takayama (2023)

Kamikochi Hiking: The Perfect Day Trip from Takayama (2023)

Looking for an easy and active day trip from Takayama? Want to get out in nature and do some hiking while in Japan? Hiking at Kamikochi is ideal for both inexperienced or physically challenged hikers like me and expert hikers. There’s a wonderful and easy hike with amazing views that you can complete in 3 to 5 hours. It also has plenty of more challenging hikes that take several days to complete. Kamikochi is also a great place to visit for solo travelers as it’s safe and there are plenty of other hikers around. You’ll see when you get there that hiking is really popular...

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What to Pack for Guatemala (2023)

What to Pack for Guatemala (2023)

Wondering what to pack for your trip to Guatemala? Struggling to figure out what clothes to wear? In this post, I’m going to share with you my packing list for Guatemala. This list is ideal for 1, 2, or 3 weeks of traveling, going on a yoga retreat, or studying in the...

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13 Books on Russia: Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine?

13 Books on Russia: Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine?

Are you obsessed as I am right now about all things Russia and Ukraine? This list of books on Russia is made for those of you who are trying to make sense of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Like me, you want to know who Putin is, what's driving him, how Russia got...

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30 Books on Ukraine: Fiction & Nonfiction

30 Books on Ukraine: Fiction & Nonfiction

If you’re trying to make sense of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, here are 30 books on Ukraine to help you understand the country better. The list includes books on Ukrainian history, World War II, and the Holocaust in Ukraine as well as novels set in Ukraine....

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