• Vietnam
  • Buying a Motorbike in Vietnam

    Buying a motorbike in Vietnam

    Thanks to the boys of Top Gear, motorbiking through Vietnam has become the thing to do when you’re in the country, and honestly I had a complete blast doing it! There are many reasons why Vietnam has caught such a reputation. The country is long and relatively narrow, making it very manageable to ride from the North […]

  • Myanmar
  • Eight Things I wish I Knew Before Travelling to Myanmar

    Having recently opened their boarders to tourists, I was extremely excited to travel to Myanmar. I was looking forward to getting my hands and feet a bit more dirty, especially just having visited cosmopolitan Thailand. However, with the country still at the beginning stages of its tourism, a bit more pre-planning was necessary. Here are […]

  • Japan
  • Cycling the Shimanami Kaido Trail & Okunoshima

    Shimanami Kaido Trail & Okunoshima

    The Shimanami Kaido is a toll expressway connecting six islands together with incredibly engineered suspension bridges, allowing for easy and quick access to and from the islands between Shikoku to Honshu, the main island of Japan. Because these bridges are such an achievement, they’ve become star attractions and the main draw for tourists to this […]

  • Japan
  • Visiting Tokyo Disneyland

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    As a Disney fanatic, Tokyo Disneyland was high on my Tokyo to do list. I was even lucky enough to have timed my trip during Disney Halloween – which really was the highlight! Visitors must have spent so much time and money on their costumes, they were incredible! But back to the park itself – […]

  • Japan
  • Tokyo Part One – Shinjuku and Shibuya

    Travel Tokyo

    Where do I even start with Tokyo? Fast paced, ultra-modern and never sleeping, Hollywood Tokyo and real-life Tokyo are actually really similar. Realizing the feat in front of me, I took my fellow traveller’s advice and decided to tackle Tokyo like a country instead, taking in each area as if it was its own city (which […]

  • Japan
  • Matsuyama

    Visit Matsuyama

    Situated on the Shikoku Island, Matsuyama is easily accessible by ferries from Oita and Hiroshima. Perhaps influenced by the numerous of onsens in the area, Matsuyama is a peaceful and relaxed city. Most of the city shuts down after sun goes down, making it highly enjoyable to stroll the city at night. It’s also dramatically […]

  • Japan
  • Beppu

    Visit Beppu

    A laid back and sleepy little city, Beppu wasn’t really a city on my original travel plans. But it turned out to be an enjoyable and relaxing place, perfect for making day trips elsewhere, like the postcard perfect city of Yufuin. Situated right on the Iyo-Nada Sea, Beppu is often hot and humid, and in […]

  • Japan
  • Kyoto

    Kyoto

    Charming, poetic and spiritual, Kyoto seems like a world away from Tokyo in distance and culture. I love Kyoto and thought my several days in the city was barely enough. Even though Kyoto is one of the biggest cities in Japan and attracts just as many tourists, there’s just a different pace in the city: […]