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Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture

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About 1.5 hours train ride from Tokyo, Hakone provides an interesting short country experience for those who wants to take a breather from the hustles and bustles of city life. Part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Hakone in the Kanagawa … Continue reading

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Tokyo in 3 Days

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So many things to do in so little time! That is often the woes of a visitor to Tokyo. It seems like there is just not enough time to do everything here. So, for first time visitors with time constraint, … Continue reading

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Sapporo, Hokkaido

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Of all the places I visited, I would expect Sapporo to have the least chance of snowing. Usually it snows more in the mountain areas than in the city. But I couldn’t be more wrong. It actually never stopped snowing … Continue reading

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Noboribetsu Onsen

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About an hour’s drive from Chitose, Noboribetsu is the largest hot-spring town in Hokkaido, full of natural geothermal springs rich in different minerals from the earth. Every hotel has at least one or more onsens in them.        … Continue reading

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Niseko United, Hokkaido

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It wasn’t my first trip to Japan, but certainly my first to Hokkaido. The northernmost island of Japan, temperatures here are about 10 degrees lower than Tokyo’s, and being in the heart of winter, naturally, very cold. With temperatures between … Continue reading

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Singapore

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(This post is written by one of my travel partner and good friend, Sharon. Thanks Sharon, for your contribution 🙂 ) I’ve been to Singapore several times in the past. Singapore is an amazing country and is a great destination to … Continue reading

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Okuhida – Onsen Haven

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5 onsen districts nestled in the nature amidst the mountains of the alpine region: Hirayu Onsen, Fukuji , Shin Hirayu, Tocchio and Shin Hotaka, together, boast the most open air hot springs baths than anywhere else in Japan. With more … Continue reading

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Gokayama, Toyama Prefecture

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Toyama Prefecture, just north of Gifu Prefecture, records the third highest snowfall in the world. (First and second places also fall in Japan coincidentally). Accumulating sometimes up to 2 metres of snow, it is indeed no coincidence that I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Shirakawa-go, Gifu Prefecture

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Pic : Idyllic beauty of the Shirakawa-go village from the Shiroyama viewpoint, gassho houses dotting the landscape  of Ogimaci shrouded in the white blanket of winter. UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Gassho-Zukuri Villages consist of 3 historic villages in Central Japan:  … Continue reading

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Hida Takayama

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This is the centre and where we are based to explore the rest of the Gifu Prefecture. Surrounded by the Northern Alps of Japan and known as Little Kyoto, it is a friendly town with a long and rich history, and … Continue reading

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Chubu Region, Central Japan

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   This was my third trip to Japan, and I still haven’t had enough of this clean beautiful country with the most appealing sceneries (Well, any scenery with a white snow wash is considered appealing to me!! So I’m totally … Continue reading

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Intramuros, Manila

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Intramuros – A City within a Wall within a City Took a trip here to check out the Immigration Dept, but didn’t realise it’s the No.1 tourist attraction in Manila. We ended up doing a self guided walking day tour … Continue reading

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Quezon City, Manila

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Cubao, Quezon City, Manila         My first time in Manila Philippines. There are so many people here! A city with a population of 12 million. Slums right next to well built houses and shoplots. Here you can … Continue reading

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Phuket, Thailand

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       This is the first time i set foot again on any Asian beaches after the unforgettably painful Bali incident, some 4 years ago… Not really a planned trip, but heck, let’s just do it. Just needed a little more … Continue reading

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Nara – The Ancient Beginnings of Japan

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“Where deer and human peacefully co-exist at a place of historical and cultural wealth.”   Nara represents the early beginnings of Japan history because it was where the Asuka Period started in the 6th century and Buddhism was introduced from … Continue reading

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Osaka – Eat Till You Drop!

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“Osaka wa kuidaore!” (A famous saying used to describe Osaka, which literally translates to : “Osaka people eat ’til they drop!”).          Known as the “Kitchen of the nation”, Osaka is indeed a food haven – there … Continue reading

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Kyoto P2 – Temples & Shrines

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Kyoto served as Japan’s capital and emperor’s residence for about a thousand years since the late 8th century, beginning from the Heian Period. At present day, Kyoto is dotted with uncountable temples and shrines, which are the main attractions here, … Continue reading

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Kyoto P1 – A Taste of Japan

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My second trip to Japan allowed me to see more of Kyoto and Osaka this time around. Being a free and easy traveler, where independence is a necessity, it also forces me to put that rusty Japanese language which i’ve … Continue reading

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Siem Reap, Cambodia – PART 2

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(Continued from : Siem Reap, Cambodia – PART 1) : More temple excursions, a sacred river & waterfall, and a great unique lake.   Ta Phrom          Ta Phrom, a.k.a. the “Lara Croft” temple, where Angelina Jolie filmed the … Continue reading

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Siem Reap, Cambodia – PART 1

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5 words wrap up Siem Reap : Hot, Temples, HOT, TEMPLES, HOOOOTTTT!!! Alright, only 2 words there : TEMPLES  and  HOT. I was born and raised in Asia too, but one thing i must say, the sun in Cambodia surely … Continue reading

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