Things to do in Vienna for Free

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is a city of grandeur. Their architecture is all huge and imposing, emphasizing the opulence of the city. Each and every building seems to be competing to flaunt their dazzling resplendence and glory. If you want to fully explore every attraction, the Vienna Pass would be a good choice, but […]

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One Day in Universal Studios Japan (Without Express Pass)

June is a low season for any theme park in Japan, as it is tsuyu (梅雨), the season of rain. Indeed, when we went on last Friday, it turned out to be a relatively wet day with intermittent rain and ominous grey skies. But it was also likely due to the rain that the crowds […]

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The Shinkansen Hero

With the recent terrible news of a murder in the Shinkansen on June 9, everyone is concerned about the safety of the Japan’s public transportation as the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics approaches. I am indeed rather apprehensive in boarding the bullet train now, I must admit when I boarded it on Sunday, I couldn’t sleep […]

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Top 7 Sightseeing Spots in Odaiba

Odaiba is an artificial island in Tokyo Bay turned into a shopping and amusement centre with lots of sightseeing spots. There are plenty of things to do here, from shopping to playing in amusement parks, and even relaxing in onsens. But I’m more of a sightseeing person, because I’m not much of an activity person, and well, […]

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Kyu-Furukawa Gardens Rose Festival

Kyu-Furukawa Gardens (旧古河庭園, Kyū Furukawa teien) is a place for rose lovers. It can be separated into two parts, a western garden with an impressive European-style villa, and a traditional Japanese garden with a teahouse and some notable stone bridges. While the park entrance fee is ¥150, you can choose to have a guided tour […]

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Český Krumlov in 1 Day: A Fairytale Town

Český Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Czech Republic that is absolutely picture perfect. It looks like a place ripped right of the pages of a fairytale, and the best part is, it is not too far from Prague, so it can be easily tackled as a day trip. There are several options you […]

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Flowers in Spring

Spring is a beautiful season of new beginnings. I am still constantly amazed by the trilling of birds during the day, for during winter, you only hear dead silence. The trees and plant turn green, budding flowers blossom one after another. Azaleas are found everywhere in Japan in May, in varying shades of pink, red […]

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