South Korea: Seoul Part I

Gyeongbokgung Palace Seoul is brimming with things to see, do and eat! We had a blast exploring this vast city. I loved every minute of my time in South Korea. The people are friendly, the prices are fair and the food is simply amazing. I've compiled a list of things you should see and do… Continue reading South Korea: Seoul Part I

Taiwan Travel Guide

I was fortunate enough to be able to travel from Okinawa to Taiwan on a conservative budget and manage to see and do a lot on our four day trip. As soon as we arrived we hit the ground running and had a great time in Taipei. Taipei is cheap, the train system is easy… Continue reading Taiwan Travel Guide

Okinawa Travel Guide

Okinawa is a very special place to visit as it is very different from the rest of Japan. In fact, once upon a time it was known as the Ryukyu Kingdom. This family of islands on the southernmost part of Japan was invaded in the Edo period and was slowly shaped into the island we… Continue reading Okinawa Travel Guide

China: Shanghai

I was fortunate enough to check out Shanghai for a few days on a flight back home from Osaka. Long story short, what was supposed to be a 2 hour layover turned into a 3 day layover!! Most people would categorize this trip in particular as a disaster since it really was for the most… Continue reading China: Shanghai

Japan: Koyasan

Koyasan (Mount Koya) is located in Wakayama Prefecture. It is a historical site recognized as the center of Shingon  Buddhism. Koyasan is home to about 120 temples and a university that focuses on religious studies. My brother, sister-in-law, myself and a friend recently visited Koyasan and easily accessed it via Shinimamiya Station. The best way to travel… Continue reading Japan: Koyasan

Japan: Hakone

Hakone is a really nice and tranquil place to visit. I do have to admit that it was not on my list of places I wanted to see whilst in Japan however. During my December Kingdom of Bahrain Trip, my brother, sister-in-law and I spoke about a future Japan visit and they made it happen. We… Continue reading Japan: Hakone

Japan: Kyoto Part II

My favorite places to visit in Kyoto are definitely Fushimi Inari, Arashiyama and Carland. These places are definitely worth checking out. Getting to each of these destination however, will require some extra planning as they are each a bit out of the way. Fushimi Inari Funshimi Inari is a very popular shinto shrine located in… Continue reading Japan: Kyoto Part II

Japan: Kyoto Part I

No trip to Japan is complete without visiting Kyoto. Once the capital of Japan and now recognized for its rich historical value. Kyoto offers countless temples and shrines to its many visitors from around the world. Traditional Japan is best offered here. Kyoto completely dazzled me back in 2009 when I visited for the first… Continue reading Japan: Kyoto Part I