Travelbug Aussie who's lived in a number of countries (fancy that!). 6 day trek to the top of Mount Roraima in Venezuela was a highlight. Fascinated by different cultures and languages. Love to live in big cities where the good art and ideas are. To me Japan is a beguiling enigma that just continues to defy classification - always fun and interesting day by day. I prefer guests who, like myself, treats the apartment as their own and want to get a glimpse of what it is actually like to live in the culture as opposed to being insulated and lost in translation in a hotel.