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.
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.
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!
I recount my Sunday in Perth! I explored the city and its tourist attractions on my own. I’ve got a bunch of pictures I took on my phone. I had some great food, saw some great views, and visited a little retro video game museum too.
I am in Perth today, which is on the other side of Australia. It was a five-hour flight, which was honestly quite pleasant. I spent the afternoon walking around and exploring. But what makes this experience new, beyond the fact that I have never been to Perth before, is that this is the first time I am travelling alone.