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

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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[Trip] Japan, Gifu – A day at Shirakawago during Winter

A day visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Shirakawago, the famous traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses and some of which are more than 250 years old. The annual lightup event during winter was the reason we were there, we explored the little village after we got our tickets to the observatory deck.

However, if you are unable to get a ticket up to the observatory deck, you can still walk around the village and get up close to the light up gassho house at night.

I have listed down on some of the place of interest to visit, not to be missed photo-taking spot and where to have your meal when you are hungry and need to replenish energy.

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[Trip] Japan- What to do a day in Kanazawa?

What are you going to do if you are given a day in Kanazawa?

After the opening of Hokuriku line in 2015 with only 2.5-hour direct shinkansen ride from Tokyo to Kanazawa, more and more tourist are flocking to this beautiful city which is famous for it well-preserved buildings and history, the next place to visit after Kyoto. I have made a simple compilation on what to do, eat and see in Kanazawa. (more…)

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[Trip] Japan- Half day to Shin Takaoka from Kanazawa City

A day where we did not plan anything, I search on the web on where should we go. I chanced upon Takaoka, i do not know much about this place except that this is a hometown for the famous robot cat, Doraemon, which I believe that most of us will know about it.

This will be a compilation of the transportation which you can take to Takaoka and what are the places you can visit if you have extra time to spare.

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[Trip] Germany-A day in Fussen,Hohenschwangau

Fussen, Hohenschwangau a place where the Walt Disney inspired Neuschwanstein Castle situate, and the neo-Gothic Hohenschwangau Castle, which was built in the 19th century by the Bavarian kings. The trails that lead to Marienbrücke, a bridge with awesome views, will leave you in awe. At the eastern tip of Alpsee lake, there is the Museum of the Bavarian Kings that offers exhibits about the Wittelsbach dynasty.

We will cover the important things like how do we get the tickets, what are the better and cheaper options. What should we do in Fussen?

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[Trip] Spain – One day in Barcelona City

A day in Barcelona City and wanted to squeeze in some of the popular attractions to visit but couldn’t decide where to go? Here are some of the options to spend your day. We visited the famous Park Guell by Antoni Gaudi in the morning, after that to the Gothic Quarter and immerse ourselves in the ancient building around that area. Can have a shopping spree at the Calle Portal de L’Angel which is near to the Las Rambla.

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[Trip] Portugal – One day trip in Sintra

For our last day in Portugal, we decided to spend the day at Sintra, a little town near Lisbon. To visit some of the must-go attractions there. I will be covering the transportation, place of interests like the Moorish castle, Pena Palace,  Monserrate Palace and our last stop to the Cabo da Roca.

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