Next time someone insults an otaku for never getting out of the house, feel free to use this counter-example: For his "Project Holo," Spice and Wolf enthusiast Fabrice Requin has been visiting Asia and constructing a photo travelogue of himself posed with a cardboard standee of the wolf goddess Holo.
Holo at the Great Wall of China
Holo at Pura Ulun Danu Bratan in Bali, Indonesia
Holo at The Merlion in Bali
Holo in Orchard Road, Singapore
Holo at the Torii Gates, Kyoto
For more info, as well as behind the scenes of traveling with the standee, see Project Holo.