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!
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.
When people think of Japan, they think of Tokyo. Crazy nightlife and some wacky mixes of the modern with the traditional. The last thing they think of is a rural city in the “middle of nowhere”, with fresh water and magical views. Gujo was exactly that.
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.
Even though we stayed in Osaka for three nights, on our third day we went on a day trip to Hiroshima and Kobe.
Our first stop in Japan was Osaka, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan, famous for areas such as Dotonbori.
This is the second of two parts in a series about our honeymoon adventures in Seoul. We check out Insadong and Myeongdong (again).
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.
I went on my first cruise over the weekend and share my thoughts as well as a few photos.
I try to eat at every café in Northbridge, Perth. But I actually have a lot of great food.
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!