Category: Travel

Since I wanted to avoid creating a category for each country I visited, I created Travel. That way I can also include posts about local trips or day trips. Some countries that may be mentioned in this category include Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Japan.

My parents are from Indonesia, and a lot of my family lives there. The last time I visited Indonesia was in 2012, when one of my cousins got married. I don’t really like Indonesia in general, mostly because I get strange looks and weird comments because of my complexion and non-native appearance.

I visited Hong Kong for the second time, in December 2013. I first visited in about 1996 when I was six years old, and apparently lost my first tooth there. I really liked the McDonald’s Happy Meal toys.

I studied Japanese in high school for about four years. I don’t remember very much of the vocabulary, but I have very good reading ability of hiragana and katakana characters. Kanji not so much, though. I visited Japan in 2013. I absolutely adore their cuisine and culture.

I owe you another post on our honeymoon in Japan! This one about our one night stay in Hakone comes three months after the fact. 😜 Still very much worth it, I promise!

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Our three days in Kyoto included Arashiyama bamboo forest, monkey park, Nara deer park, Fushimi Inari-Taisha (the thousands of torii gates), and several temples. Kyoto is the place to go to experience a lot of the traditional side of Japan.

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The first stop on our honeymoon was Seoul, in South Korea. We explored areas like Myeongdong, Itaewon, Insadong and Hongdae. This is the first of two parts in a recount of our adventures in Seoul.

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Nick and I visited Rottnest Island, off the coast of Perth. The only way to get around the island is to drive or ride a bike, so we hired bikes!

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