Otaru (小樽市) is a small harbor city that is beautiful with a well preserved canal area and interesting herring mansions. For history read on Otaru, here is the link : Otaru (小樽市) Located northwest of Sapporo, it is a pleasant place to visit for a day trip. Our day trip to Otaru (小樽市) started by taking … More A Day Out @ Otaru (小樽市)
Apart from exploring UNESCO Heritage sites, part of my travel is also to learn and understand the history of the particular region / country that I am visiting. Therefore, when visiting Sapporo, one not to be missed is the Historical Village of Hokkaido (開拓の村, Kaitaku no Mura). Historical Village of Hokkaido (開拓の村) is an open … More Exploring Historical Village of Hokkaido (開拓の村)
Hokkaido (北海道), the most northern part of Japan’s main island is popular for its natural hot springs, volcanoes as well as various ski resorts catering for different clientele. While Niseko, Rusutsu and Furano are some of the more popular ski resorts, we decided to check out Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU (星野リゾート トマム) given that they have … More Winter Wonderland @ Hoshino Resorts Tomamu
Merry Christmas Everyone! Greetings from Japan. It has been cold weeks here in Japan. Today here, I would like to thank you to all the readers of my blog (yes I am very new to blogging) and your encouragement are truly appreciated. I hope that everyone has enjoyed my posts as much as I have … More Merry Christmas Everyone!
A vacation to Tokyo would not complete without a trip to Mount Fuji. Because there were 10 of us, we decided to hire a private transfer from the local travel agent in Japan, JTB (Japan Travel Bureau), hence we were picked up from our hotel in the morning. The entire journey from Tokyo to our … More A morning out to Mount Fuji (富士山)
The Peace Park (平和公園) of Hakone located within the Gotemba City offers another location where one can capture the breathtaking view of Mount Fuji. Located on the mountainside of the outer rim of Hakone crater, Peace Park (平和公園) also serve as one of the golden spots in sightseeing in Shizuoka Prefecture. The symbol of the park, The … More Magnificent View @ The Peace Park (平和公園)
With Christmas around the corner, it is time to do shopping. Unfortunately, with my busy schedule, I do not have much time to spare to shop for my friends and get them wrapped. So I decided this year to break the tradition and decide to purchase my gifts online instead. Searching online, I found these … More Recommended Gift Shop
This is also the final post on the adventure to Cambodia as we head home after spending 2 days in Phnom Penh. The entire trip was short yet very educational. The trip is made possible and memorable thanks to the professional arrangement by the wonderful team @ Asian Overland Services. Ending the wonderful tour around … More Cambodia, Day 2 @ Phnom Penh – Part 2
Day 5 started with visitation to the Royal Palace after a good morning breakfast in the hotel. Royal Palace (ព្រះបរមរាជាវាំងនៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា) The Royal Palace, full name in Khmer language as “Preah Barum Reachea Veang Chaktomuk Serei Mongkol (ព្រះបរមរាជវាំងចតុមុខសិរីមង្គល)” is a complex of buildings serving as the royal residence of the King of Cambodia. It have been … More Cambodia, Day 2 @ Phnom Penh – Part 1
Completing our journey in Siem Reap, we head off to Phnom Penh next for another 2 days of exploration. We choose to fly to Phnom Penh instead of taking the 8 hours road journey by car. Unfortunately for us, our flight were delayed for several hours hence we were stuck in the small and simple … More Memories of Cambodia @ Phnom Penh…. we are finally here!