I often get asked how I plan my trips. That’s when I take a deep breath and think about how I actually do it. It’s actually a good question because I know that trip planning is no easy task. There’s quite a lot involved and it’s different for every single trip but if I think […]
Japan Travel Guide
A place of zen, over-the-top friendliness, and the best sushi you'll ever have.
There's not a country as welcoming as Japan. Sure it's expensive here but it's all worth it when you get to experience the Japanese spirit and culture that spans ancient tradition and the modern.
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In a city often called the “Kitchen of Japan,” one in which people spend the most money on food, it’s no wonder that Osaka is the foodie capital of the country. The best part about travelling here is that there is no lack of food options. Why don’t I introduce you to some of my […]
Blessed with an incredibly efficient transit system, not only do trains run like clockwork, they are also insanely clean and safe. A dizzying array of train and subway lines, taxis and buses can take you literally anywhere you need to go but for most travellers, the train will be your best bet as the fastest […]
As a traveller, there are a lot of factors that go into the planning of a trip. Sure you could just fly on the seat of your pants and that works for a lot of people but at the same time, you could miss out on a lot of things in Kyoto, Japan if you […]
Kyoto is one of the best cities in Japan to experience authentic dwellings of the past. These traditional Japanese inns once accepted weary travelers on their journeys at a time when samurais roamed the land and shoguns held power. Nowadays, they’re for visitors wanting to experience old traditions and culture. Staying in a ryokan while […]
Without a doubt, Kyoto is the cultural center of Japan. That’s not to say you can’t get culture and history elsewhere in Japan, but within the ring of the small city center, there’s hidden beauty abound with its temples, parks, and walkways straight out of Memoirs of a Geisha. With 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites […]
The essential 12 day Japan itinerary that is jam packed with incredible food, culture, and fun. Japan was high on my list of countries to visit for a long time and when I finally got to go there, it met my expectations in every way and was a dream trip come true. Knowing everything that […]
A gem of a hotel in the heart of Tokyo Preface As most of you know, I spent 2012 in Asia, starting with Bali and eventually roamed my way up to Japan. As I trotted throughout Asia, I made great use of my Hilton HHonors points and ticked several Conrad properties off my list. I […]
Three reasons why the Japanese capital deserves to host the 2020 Olympics. 2020 Summer Olympic Games The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently announced that the Summer Olympic Games in 2020 will be held in Tokyo, Japan. It was a touching success story of a country still reeling from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck […]
My lessons learned from backpacking all around Asia These are the things you need to know before embarking on an epic adventure out to Asia as I did in 2012. Brace yourself though. It’s a lot of information and I’ve tried to summarize and organize it as best as I can. This is my own […]