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.

The infamous Robot Restaurant in Kabukicho is a hot spot for tourists and celebrities. We decided to check it out, not really knowing what to expect.

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On one particular day on our honeymoon, we hit up the fish market, the biggest Uniqlo store in the world, and caught some lovely views of Tokyo at night. Oh, and I got a photo with someone dressed up in a costume that I couldn’t figure out what animal it was supposed to be.

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We had a great time at both Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea – but I definitely preferred DisneySea. What ride did we go on four times? 😉

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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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