Heading to Hong Kong? Here’s a list of things you should check out! Continue Reading →
When the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima (広島) on August 6, 1945, the city became known worldwide for this unenviable distinction. The destructive power of the bomb was tremendous and obliterated nearly everything within a two kilometer radius.
Hiroshima is known for 3 things – its tragic history, the oysters and okonomiyaki. Hiroshima has Japan’s largest number of okonomiyaki shops serving its 100,000 residents. Continue Reading →
Osaka (大阪, Ōsaka) is home to nearly 9 million people with an economy that exceeds both Hong Kong and Thailand. Osaka is known for modern architecture, shopping, nightlight and of course, delicious food. Check out the lists of things to do and eat while in Osaka.
Tokyo (東京) is Japan’s capital and mixes the ultramodern with traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. There’s an unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining. Here’s a 1 or 2 day itinerary of Tokyo featuring modern Tokyo on the west side and traditional Tokyo on the east side.
Nara is famous for all the deer that roam freely in the city parks and historic temples. It’s a compact and small town which is walkable, about 6-8 KM depending on the attractions you choose to visit. Alternatively, buses connect to all the main sights. Continue Reading →
Many museums will have admission prices listed online and on top of the cashier and it looks very official so many tourists do not question it and pay the full amount, but often, the fine print will state that it is actually “suggested general admission”. Continue Reading →
Errr, what, me? Moving to New York City, all by myself? I don’t know if I can handle it… I think most people would jump at the chance to move to New York, but for me it came with a lot of hesitation and anxiety. I’ve never been an adventure seeker and never considered moving anywhere outside of Vancouver for most of my life so the idea of leaving my friends, family, possessions, and everything I’m accustomed to was scary. I was scared to accept the job offer, but equally scared to miss out on this opportunity. But with the support and encouragement from the people I loved, of course I said yes! Continue Reading →
A family friend was attending a conference at the hotel with one night’s stay so I was lucky enough to tag along and enjoy the resort. My experience at Aulani was good but it didn’t have the Disney feel that I was expecting.