5D4N Okinawa Road Trip (From Nago to Naha: Part 2)

Before I begin on today’s blog post, I just want to add that the news of Shuri Castle being razed to the ground deeply saddened me, and I pray that Okinawa will soon be able to rebuild the beautiful castle that symbollises their rich and unique heritage which is so unlike the other parts of […]

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5D4N Okinawa Road Trip (From Nago to Naha: Part 1)

Okinawa is a resort paradise for beach lovers who love tropical heat, splashing about in the ocean, and burying their feet in sun-kissed sand. I unfortunately, fall in neither of these categories. Almost every Japanese I know abhor the winter cold and strive in hot summer, and are avid beach lovers, including DH. If you […]

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Yakatabune Cruise – The Luxury Cruise of Japan

What is a yakatabune cruise? Simply put, a yakatabune cruise is a luxury cruise. Once you are on the cruise, you will not only get to see unparalleled scenic views of Tokyo from the river, but also feast in traditional Japanese fine cuisine with free-flow drinks for a span of 2 to 3 hours.  Yakatabune […]

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Best Places in Budapest to Eat

Budapest should be known as a food (and drinks) capital. I tried to do some research on Budapest food prior to travelling, but many of the places I recommend here was found by chance. Just by wandering around the streets, we managed to comb down several great places. STREET FOOD KARAVÁN is located just next […]

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Eclectic Budapest – Best Sights & Places

I must confess, the very first day, or rather, night, that we reached Budapest, we were rather paranoid. The street lights cast a dim orange glow onto the streets. Dark shadows seemed to lurk at every corner. It was both our first time in Budapest, and despite our best efforts in researching about Budapest online […]

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Tsuyu’s beauty – Ajisai

The rainy season (梅雨|tsuyu) is over, and summer has come, so I thought I will dedicate this post to my favourite flower of the month of tsuyu, hydrangeas (紫陽花|ajisai). Ajisai are like mini-bouquets, with the tiny flowers bunched tightly together. And sometimes, the petals look like butterflies clumped together, their wings fluttering in the wind. […]

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Kamakura Day Trip: Beaches, Ajisai, Temple and Shrines

Kamakura (鎌倉) is a coastal town endowed with not only beautiful ocean views, but rich history in its numerous shrines and temples. Only one hour away from Tokyo, it is no wonder that it gets extremely crowded on weekends, especially during the hydrangea season, which is right now in June. But as Kamakura is pretty big, […]

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Five 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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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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