The Vagabonding Lifestyle

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The Lost Generation of Japanese Internet Cafe Kids

Japanese internet cafes are good. So good that people are living there – literally. 

Japanese internet cafes (also known as manga cafes) offer comfortable lay-flat chairs. They’re semi-private and have food, showers, free drinks and ice cream, a massive library of books, manga, video games, magazines and movies. They even have internet! 

It’s cheap to stay over night in an internet cafe. Often it’s around 1000~2000 yen ($10-20 USD). 

Some young Japanese live in the cafes for weeks, months or even years. Moving from cafe to cafe each night. 

Most internet cafe kids are engaged in casual employment of some kind. Many find the cafes a convenient alternative to an expensive Tokyo or Osaka apartment. They may also lack the down payment that’s required for an apartment (key money, deposit and agent fees often total 6 months rent). 

Most internet kids aren’t truly homeless. Many could easily live with parents or relatives but find the cafes convenient. 

Manga cafes — unlimited free sugar, video games, movies, manga. Many kids may feel it’s better than home. 

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softfurrysounds:

At last, a game I can get behind.

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Marketplace, Thailand
Several times a day, shopkeepers swiftly pack up their food stalls and pull back their canopies to let a train pass through a food market in Maeklong, some 60 kilometers south-west of Bangkok.
Picture: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

letsbuildahome-fr:

Marketplace, Thailand

Several times a day, shopkeepers swiftly pack up their food stalls and pull back their canopies to let a train pass through a food market in Maeklong, some 60 kilometers south-west of Bangkok.

Picture: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

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odditiesoflife:

The Most Colorful River in the World

For most of the year, Caño Cristales in Colombia looks like any other river: a bed of rocks covered in dull green mosses are visible below a cool, clear current. However, for a brief period of time every year, the river blossoms in a vibrant explosion of colors. During the short span between the wet and dry seasons, when the water level is just right, a unique species of plant that lines the river floor called Macarenia clavigera turns a brilliant red. It is offset by splotches of yellow and green sand, blue water, and a thousand shades in between.

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GREEN LAKE in Austria

Grüner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria near the town of Tragöß. The lake is surrounded by the Hochschwab mountains and forests. The name “Green Lake” originated because of its emerald green water. The clean and clear water comes from the snowmelt from the karst mountains and has a temperature of 6–7 °C (43–45 °F). During the winter, the lake is only 1–2 m deep and the surrounding area is used as a county park. However, during the spring, when the temperature rises and the snow melts, the basin of land below the mountains fills with water. The lake reaches its maximum depth of around 12 m from mid-May to June and is claimed to look the most beautiful at this time. In July, the water begins to recede.

The lake supports a variety of fauna such as snails, water fleas (Daphnia pulex), small crabs, fly larvae, and different species of trout (Salmo). The flora is not abundant because of the rocky bottom of the lake. Furthermore, the lake’s depth is variable since its inflow comes from snowmelt.

The lake is popular among divers who can observe the green meadows in the edge zone of the lake particularly in June when the water is at its highest. A bridge and a bench can also be found underwater.

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“Enchanted River - Phillipines  ‘NO ONE HAS EVER REACHED ITS BOTTOM’  Enchanted River is found in the Phillipines. It is called “enchanted” because no one has ever reached its bottom. Many people, including scuba divers have tried reaching for the bottom but have failed, hence the legend of its bottomless pit. Moreover, locals share that NOBODY has been successful in catching the fish in this river, whether by hand or by spear.  They say its bluish color is a result of its depth and the water clarity changes throughout the day. At around 12:00pm, the water becomes clearer and even more majestic.”

sumpunkkidwithtattoos:

“Enchanted River - Phillipines
‘NO ONE HAS EVER REACHED ITS BOTTOM’
Enchanted River is found in the Phillipines. It is called “enchanted” because no one has ever reached its bottom. Many people, including scuba divers have tried reaching for the bottom but have failed, hence the legend of its bottomless pit. Moreover, locals share that NOBODY has been successful in catching the fish in this river, whether by hand or by spear.
They say its bluish color is a result of its depth and the water clarity changes throughout the day. At around 12:00pm, the water becomes clearer and even more majestic.”

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odditiesoflife:

Mount Roraima

The incredible top of Mount Roraima, the 1.8 million year old sandstone plateau. It is also called Roraima Tepui or Cerro Roraima. The geological marvel is one of the oldest formations on Earth, a natural border between Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana in South America. The mountain is part of Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Angel Falls is also part of this beautiful park. Roraima’s highest point is Maverick Rock at 2,810 meters (9,219 feet). For nature and landscape lovers, Mount Roraima is said to have some of the most fascinating hiking trails in the world.

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travelingcolors:

Path to King’s Cave, Isle of Arran | Scotland (by Al Richardson)

fuckyeahiceland:

pleorosVictor Eredel Iceland, 2012