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  • Kanazawa

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    400km Northwest of Tokyo, seaside Kanazawa is known for its well-preserved Edo-era districts. While I don’t think any Japanese town or city is ever lacking in culture or history, Kanazawa stands out because it actually has preserved neighbourhoods. Since Kanazawa attracts a lot of tourists, there’s a specific bus loop that brings you to all […]

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  • How to Visit the Galapagos Islands for Under $1000

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    Made up of a group of volcanic islands and an immensely diverse marine ecosystem, the Galapagos Islands almost seem mystical and far from anywhere else on Earth. You almost feel as though it’s your personal duty to preserve these humble, yet astonishing islands. Because it’s known as one of the world’s top destinations for viewing […]

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  • How to Pack Light Without Giving Up on Style

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    Packing well has never been a forte of mine. I use to take a suitcase and fill it with things “I might need” or “just in case” items. With any extra room, came the need for me to be extra prepared for literally everything that may, and truthfully did not come my way. This packing […]

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  • Five Things I wish I Knew Before Travelling to Japan

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    In many ways, the media and popular culture portrays Japan pretty closely: technologically advanced, cosmopolitan and ever so polite and polished. But having recently visited the country, here are five things I wish I knew beforehand that would’ve made my visit even smoother. Train Pass vs. Bus Pass Undoubtedly, you’ve heard of Japan’s well established […]

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  • Vietnam
  • Selling a Motorbike in Vietnam

    Selling a motorbike in Vietnam
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    Purchasing a scooter and driving it through Vietnam was a great way to explore the country, and you can find out what I thought in my previous post here. I wouldn’t have done it any other way. But now that I’ve completed my journey and sold my bike, there are definitely things I would do differently […]

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  • Buying a Motorbike in Vietnam

    Buying a motorbike in Vietnam
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    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 […]

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

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    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 […]

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  • Cycling the Shimanami Kaido Trail & Okunoshima

    Shimanami Kaido Trail & Okunoshima
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    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 […]

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  • 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 – […]

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  • Tokyo Part Three – Smaller Neighbourhoods: Jimbocho, Shimokitazawa, Koenji, Tokyo Bay

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     Jimbocho This is a book-lover’s utopia. Known as Tokyo’s district for used-books and publishing houses, this is also an academic district, with the Meiji University and Nihon University Hospital nearby. There’s also a good amount of antique shops around. While many of the book stores only carry Japanese literature, it’s still a welcoming sight for […]

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