If you're hunting for Super Famicom and Famicom games, Super Potato in Akihabara offers perhaps the largest selection in Japan. More obscure titles and titles scarce due to high demand can usually be found here.

The ubiquitous BOOKOFF stores you will see all over Japan also carry a much smaller selection of Super Famicom games in every store. You're less likely to find a specific title at a BOOKOFF, but they are worth stopping in and will offer a greater value than a dedicated retro videogame shop.

Kyoto may be most popular in the springtime when the cherry blossoms are in bloom, but fall leaves are equally spectacular at their peak. The most vivid colors usually occur sometime between late November and mid-December.

Sao Paulo Ruins

The Macau Peninsula offers a much different experience from the Cotai Strip and should not be missed. There are many examples of colonial Portuguese architecture from an era not widely seen in Portugal itself because of the destructive 1755 earthquake.

Street food on Temple Street is not your healthiest option but the barbecued skewers are a good snack. Pictured here is a selection of sliced Chinese sausage and dumplings containing crab or sea urchin.

The central pagoda is ringed by shrines to the Buddha representing the days of the week.

Mount Popa Monkies

Macaques are a common sight in more rural parts of Myanmar. Keeping a distance is advisable as they are not particularly friendly.


This parade on the outskirts of Mandalay is bringing children to Buddhist monasteries to be inducted as monk and nun initiatives. Due to a lack of public education in Myanmar, virtually everyone becomes a monk or nun at some point in order to receive basic schooling.

Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor is one of the best places to sample Kuala Lumpur's street food. As soon as the sun sets, the street is closed off to traffic and the food stalls open. Jalan Alor offers a wide array of seafood away with Malaysian, Chinese, and Indian specialties. I opted for the deep-fried mantis shrimp and char kway teow.