Travel tips and itinerary ideas: Switzerland and Italy in Summer

I have just returned from my early summer vacation to Italy and Swiss and I thought I should share my itinerary, what worked and did not and some other useful tips when travelling to Swiss from Italy and exiting back to Italy.  TIPS : Get the swiss travel pass, it’s worth it! It may appear expensive…

Bird’s-eye view

I am not a fan of stairs, but I would go for it nonetheless for a spectacular view. I love seeing aerial view of a city, it makes me feel free from the street crowd and I love seeing the many colours of the building. From St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican, Rome, Italy 2. Tower…

Japanese Snow Monkeys and Shibu Onsen

During my research for my Japan trip, I found out about this very interesting monkeys, I might have seen its pictures sometime in the past but have little interest in it until I read more about it. So, I decided to make a visit to the Jigokudani monkey forest in Nagano and also its neighbouring…

TOKYO, JAPAN

Last autumn, I spent a couple of days in Tokyo and what an experience it was with a sea of people. I stayed in an Airbnb near Shibuya station and I think it is a great starting location to explore Tokyo. Day 1: Meiji Jingu Shrine, Harajuku, Omotesando and Shibuya I love Meiji Jingu, it…

Sapporo = delicious food!

I was excited when our family decided we would go to Sapporo for the snow festival this early February. I have watched Korean dramas where they filmed in Sapporo and I have always wished I could be there in winter time. I began researching more about the place and surprisingly when I looked for “what…

Fushimi Inari – Uji – Nara in a day!

On my last full day in Kyoto last autumn, we were blessed again with a beautiful weather. In the morning, we made our way first to the Fushimi Inari Taisha to see the impressive never-ending red gates. Just 10 mins away from the Kyoto Station, this famous attraction was already packed from early in the…

A short visit to Arashiyama, Kyoto

Still on my Kyoto series, last year end of November, on our trip to Kyoto my sister and I made our way to the Arashiyama district. Located just 30 mins aways (240 Yen one way) by the JR San-In line from Kyoto station, this area is very popular for its Bamboo grove forest, Arashiyama %…

Charming Kyoto in Autumn!

I arrived in Kyoto by the Shinkansen from Tokyo, it is a 2 and half hour rides and it was super fast. I think the bullet train is one of the greatest inventions of all times, I wish the train in my hometown can be that fast. The train itself cost around 13,000 yen for…

Part 2 – Late autumn at Mt Fuji: Lake Yamanaka

Hi folks, in my previous blog I wrote on my day around the beautiful kawaguchiko area, this one is also one of the Fuji Five Lakes which is closest to Mt Fuji – Lake Yamanaka or many people also call it the Swan Lake. There are 3 places of interests that I visited, namely Oshino…

Late autumn at Mt Fuji: Lake Kawaguchiko

On the second day 23rd November 2017, we departed to Lake Kawaguchiko – one of the Fuji Five Lakes – by bus from Shinjuku Station at 7.45 a.m. where I will be staying for 2 nights. I got myself a Fujigoko Enjoy Ticket for 4350 yen (US$39) which includes a return trip ( Shinjuku –…