[Help] Japan-Booking your Shinkansen seats using SmartEX (Update: 2018)

With the latest upgrade of Shinkansen system, the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen has opened up their online Shinkansen ticket reservation for foreigners.

I will introduce and provide a step by step guide for registration. And pick up some of the important things to note before you register, and how do you collect your tickets and more.

All information provided below can be found at https://smart-ex.jp/en/.

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[Eat] Spain, Barcelona – Hard Rock Cafe

After our walk at the Cathedral of Barcelona, we went to the busy shopping street near Hard Rock Cafe. There is one of their large departmental store, El Corte Inglés. You can have your last minute shopping here like we did before flying home. This day dinner we made our reservation at Hard Rock Cafe, despite having made reservations for our dinner we still have to wait for around 30 minutes before we were ushered in.

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[Eat] The famous Portugal Pastéis de Belém Egg Tart

The MUST eat pastel de nata/egg tart in Portugal.

Why? The reason to eat here is simple as this is the pastry restaurant, which holds the original receipt from Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the originator for pastel de nata. If you are to compare the pastel de nata to the others selling along the streets in Lisbon, you will know that there is a real difference between the original and the “fake”. ** something is missing, and this is why it makes this egg tart so invincible .**

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[Fly] Flying with TAP PORTUGAL to Lisbon

We were planning to reach the airport earlier to have breakfast on the day we were leaving for Lisbon. However, we did not have our breakfast at the airport. Instead, we took the time to walk around the airport.

Although Seville airport is small, it is equipped with the necessary services that all passengers require, eg. free wifi, postal service, ATM, etc

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[News] Japan Autumn Leaves Forecast Japan 2017

Autumn is here! Are you planning your trip to Japan? Here comes the news of the day! Japan news page has come up with the list of the expected viewing period of the beautiful autumn leaves. I have done up the latest chart for reference and if there are any further updates from the website, do keep a lookout for this post.

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