Category: Travel

Recounting the adventures sparked from wanderlust.

Japan, Travel

Lake Kawaguchiko: A day trip from Tokyo to view Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms

Lake Kawaguchiko is one of the spots that is rising in popularity, largely due to its accessibility and gorgeous panoramic views of Mount Fuji. We also found out that it is one of the only few places in the vicinity of Tokyo that was still offering views of beautiful sakura blooms in late April. I’ve …

Japan, Travel

What not to miss at DisneySea

DisneySea claims the top spot for my favourite theme park in Japan (or anywhere else, really). The theme park is so meticulously and beautifully decorated that you will feel as though you’ve been transported to another world. Even though the rides are a bit of a letdown, the entire atmosphere and environment more than made …

Japan, Travel

14-day in Japan: #gram recap [Part 1]

I just came back from the most awesome trip to Japan (done over the Christmas and New Year break); it’s my third time there but probably my most enjoyable. I couldn’t stop posting all the interesting sights and experiences on Instagram so I thought what better way to recollect them than to gather the notable …

Japan, Travel

First trip to Japan: A 10-day itinerary

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A sample 10-day itinerary for first timers to Japan, covering Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. This post is a condensed version of my Japan trip in late Nov/early Dec and detailed posts will come soon. We did this 10-day Japan itinerary at a leisurely pace so you can definitely cover more grounds if you wish. The …

Taiwan, Travel

Taipei vegetarian food guide

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I went back to Taipei in August this year with my SO (he’s a lacto-ovo vegetarian) and went about trying a lot of vegetarian food. Taipei is extremely vegetarian-friendly so here’s a list of vegetarian-friendly food that we tried… Ximending Quan Zhen Vegetarian (全真素食) A small establishment tucked in one of the quieter streets in …

Taiwan, Travel

11 days in Taiwan: Ending off with Taipei creative parks on Day 10

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Finally doing the last post for my 2015 Taiwan trip…sorry to those who’ve been waiting…😔 Last full day in Taiwan for my first (semi) solo trip and while I was determined to make the best out of it, the struggle is real. So…I covered two museums/cultural parks, some food in Ximending and Shida night market, …

Japan, Travel

8 restaurants in Tokyo for vegetarians

Shinjuku Standing Sushi Bar Tokyo Japan

Vegetarianism is still a rather foreign concept in Japan; when I was there with my SO (he’s a lacto-ovo vegetarian), we found ourselves explaining to waiters very often that seafood and meat were not okay food choices for vegetarians. Fortunately, we managed to hunt down a couple of restaurants that were exclusively vegetarian/vegan or had …