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What To Do In Kyoto

September 28, 2016
kyoto

Kyoto was incredible. It was one of those places that is just so magical that you don’t know what to do. There is so much to see in the city that was the Japanese capital for over 1000 years. There is a lot of history there and gorgeous sights to see. You could probably spend an entire week exploring the city. What To Do In Kyoto Fushimi Inari Shrine Arrive early. Because the shrine is open 24/7,  you can get…

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6 Things To Do In Osaka

September 26, 2016
osaka

When we took the bullet train from Hakone to Osaka we figured a lot more people would be getting off at our stop. But, it turned out that most travelers disembarked in Kyoto (which is only about 20 minutes away). If there is one thing I can say about Osaka is that the train is super easy to use there. We stayed a little bit out of the city center, but it was so simple to get in. It was…

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One Day In Kobe

September 23, 2016
kobe

If you plan to go to Osaka during your trip to Japan, be sure to hop on the train to Kobe for the day. It’s only a 40 minute ride from the Shin-Osaka Station and it’s well worth the time. If you have the JR Pass, you can use that to get there. There is so much to see in Kobe and there is one thing you must eat. The highlight of my trip to Kobe: Kobe Beef. I have never…

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Why You Should Go To Hakone

September 19, 2016
hakone

Most people think of visiting Tokyo or Kyoto when they plan a trip to Japan. Hakone isn’t generally on the top of people’s lists, but it should be. The mountainside town is just a short hour and a half train ride away from Tokyo. You can catch the train from the Shinjuku station. The train is called the “Romance Car” and its an express train to Hakone – if you have the JR Railpass, this train is not a part…

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How To Spend A Quick Trip To Tokyo

September 14, 2016
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If you’ve been around here before, you know that I’m all about being transparent with my readers. With that being said, I have mixed feelings about Tokyo. I’m not sure what I was expecting from the famed Japanese city, but I just thought it was a little bit overrated. (It may have to do with the fact that I was there during a typhoon so I lost an entire day while there). Still, there were a ton of really great…

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Food and Nightlife in Hong Kong

March 9, 2016
food and nightlife in Hong Kong

 Hong Kong is a pretty awesome place. The food and nightlife in Hong Kong is incredible. After living in Thailand for almost five months, I was pretty excited to be in a really big city and indulge… The next time I’m there, I will be eating a lot more dim sum and trying to stay out late for more than one night. Here is a list of the places I dined and partied at while in Hong Kong: Food and Drinks…

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5 Things to Do in Hong Kong

February 26, 2016
5 things to do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong was amazing. I am in love… If i decided to one day move to Asia, you would definitely find me there. So if you find yourself there for a few days or even just during a stopover, there are at least 5 things to do in Hong Kong that you shouldn’t miss. I went for a long weekend to visit two friends from college. While I didn’t get to see everything that I wanted to (due to crappy…

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