[Trip] New Zealand- A day out of Queenstown to Wanaka and Arrowtown

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We were a little bored staying in Queenstown the whole day, we decided to join a local tour group that brings us out of the town to Wanaka and Arrowtown. Both places can be covered within one day if you drive, if taking public transport, it will be better to split into 2 days. In this post, I will explain the reason for that.

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[Trip] A day trip from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Cook Guide

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We chose a slower route to travel from Christchurch to Queenstown, instead of traveling via plane, we took a tour bus. The itinerary we had for the day, our tour bus made a stop at Mount Cook Village which is at the bottom of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, the highest mountain and the longest glacier in New Zealand, and we had a few quick stops where we are able to take the picturesque photos along our way to Queenstown.

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[Plan] New Zealand- A day trip out of Christchurch to Akaroa

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A day trip to Akaroa, it is less than 2-hour drive from Christchurch. Akaroa is a little town that is beautiful and with a great view. I put down some transportation information for references and interesting activities that we did, like taking a cruise out to meet the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins, walking along the Akaroa Wharf and to the waterfall at Misty peaks reserve.

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[Plan] What to do a day at New Zealand Christchurch

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We had a day to spend in Christchurch and we plan to visit some of the attractions that interest us. We decide not to wander too far off where we are staying and our hotel is near to all these attractions which made it easier for us to explore around. This post will cover on what method of transport to use and where are the places of interest that might be worth visiting if you had little time lastly, some of my 2 cents opinions.

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[Trip] Korea, Seoul- The simple guide to N Seoul Tower watching sunset

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I always wanted to visit the Namsan tower or N Seoul Tower, I did not have the chance to visit it when I was in Korea 6 years ago. Therefore, I told myself for this trip I have to go and take some photos there. Based on my memory I thought that getting to Namsan tower is easy, but it was not. I wanted to go up to Namsan tower via cable car, however, after researching on ways to get there and various comments from others, I decided to take a bus up instead. In this post, it will cover the transportation, where to purchase the ticket, redemption and what is there to see and recommendations.

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[Trip] Japan – Places to visit in a day in Nagoya city

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Having a free and easy day in Nagoya, we decided to plan for some sightseeing around the city area. It was not that difficult to think of the place we wanted to go as it is our last day in Nagoya we focus more on the important tourist attraction and shopping to get our last minute shopping spree.  (more…)

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[Trip] Japan, Nagoya-Getting to Atsuta Shrine and to the old vestige pier Shichiri-no-Watashi

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A half day visit to the Atsuta ward which is located at the southern part of the Nagoya City. We went to Japan’s second most respected Shinto shrine, Atsuta Jingu and the old vestige pier, Shichiri-no-Watashi which is now a park where the locals and tourists can have a short walk or rest.  (more…)

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[Trip] Japan, Osaka – Half a day to Sumiyoshi-Taisha and ride on “Chin Den”

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Decided to head out to the suburban area of Osaka as we are not staying in the city centre. We stayed near to this ward called Sakai. Not many people have heard of it, however, if you have been to Osaka a few times you might be interested to visit this place. It has always been on my go-to list because of the photos I have seen online. Recently, it has garnered some attention due to the advertising that is done for its annual new year event.

One of the reason to visit Sakai ward would be to ride on the Chin Chin Densha which would pass by the residential area and the older district of Osaka. In this post we will be looking at how to purchase the tram pass and some of the places to visit.

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