Fuji Onsenji Yumedono Ryokan & Mt Fuji

From Nagoya, we realised that there was no direct train to Mt. Fuji, for obvious reasons. Climbing up the mountain side would require a bus. Since we were coming from Nagoya, we had to catch the Shinkansen Nagoya to Mishima Station (1:50 hour ride), then from Mishima, there were daily bus services from Nagoya to […]

48 hours in Hamburg

Touch down Hamburg. A nippy morning of 6°C but sunny nonetheless. It was like Hamburg decided to put on her best face just for this blogger. So, my first 48 hours were a catatonic whirlwind of fun in the sun, to say the least. Here’s how I spent it..

Off to Hamburg for #STSHamburg !

Hamburg Speicherstadt - photo credit : www.bilderbuch-hamburg.de

No one, but no one tells you to visit Hamburg. No one even tells you how cool Hamburg is. Go visit Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt.. they say. And so Hamburg, bigger than all but Berlin, remains a bit of a mystery, but that’s OK, because I am totally looking forward to meeting a Hamburgian (not the […]

5 hip accommodations from around the region

Ah.. Wednesday’s for many, are synonymous with a mid-week sigh of relief.. you’ve made it past the Monday blues and dreaded Tuesdays.. and only 2 more days to the weekend. That may be so, but Wednesdays these days, to us, have become synonymous with something completely different. Travel bargains. We are of course talking about… Visa Wednesdays. And […]

10 Adventures in Nagoya

From Kyoto, it was time to catch our ride to Nagoya. While the Nozomi Shinkansen (bullet train) is the fastest, the JR pass does not cover this, so you can take either the Kodama or the Hikari (2nd fastest train). We opted for Hikari, because on the train schedule, it was the next train along, and […]

10 Ways to Experience Kyoto

After Osaka, it was time to get on the Shinkansen again, and head out to Kyoto. Follow our Journey here: 10 Things to do in Osaka How To Navigate Japan’s Train & Subway System plus getting ‘Connected’ The Sunny Side of Travel Blogging, Part 2 – Tokyo Marathon 2015 Kyoto was approximately an hour from […]

10 Things to do in Osaka

The trip to Japan was a whirlwind of adventures. A few weeks of planning, reading online guides, tripadvisor and travel books did not really prepare us for the task that lay ahead. Our first destination in Japan was Osaka city, the capital city of the Osaka Prefecture in the Kansai region, located over 500km from Tokyo city […]

How To Navigate Japan’s Train & Subway System plus getting ‘Connected’

And our latest trip to Japan for two weeks, really did take a lot of planning. The language barrier, the sheer enormity of geography, navigating the multi-layered transport system, lugging baggage up and down platforms, and catching the speedy, illusive Shinkansen, weaving through human traffic, were challenges we looked forward to tackling as much as […]

Flying AirAsia X to the Tokyo Marathon 2015

We just got back to KL, and we flew with AirAsia X, Business Class, and all I can say is that, it’s a must if you have been traveling non-stop for 2 weeks, and had to run a marathon in between. Trust me, your limbs will thank you for it! For just a little more […]

The Sunny Side of Travel Blogging, Part 2 – Tokyo Marathon 2015

Traveling the world, and writing about it. Sounds like a semi-charmed life doesn’t it? Well, it is in a way, but it also isn’t without sweat and frustration, if you don’t put some planning into it.

The Sunny Side of Travel Blogging

A travel blogger’s work is hard work! All that gear and preparation before a long trip. Cameras & equipment, the right clothes, shoes, etc. But if there’s one thing we never forget, it’s our sunglasses. You might laugh and think it’s a silly item, but I tell you, it might even be more important than […]

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