Tagged Travel

Tokyo Christmas Market

Nothing gets me more into the spirit of the holidays than Christmas Markets. I spent several years in Europe, and now Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the taste of warm, spiced glühwein and marzipan filled stöllen. Luckily, you can get both, and festive, Yuletide cheer, in Tokyo! There are several Christmas markets scattered throughout the…

Twinkle Twinkle Little Tokyo

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS about Tokyo is that there’s always something new to see and do. This summer, TeamLab Borderless launched a new way to spend an afternoon in Tokyo that made me feel like I was on another planet. The Mori Building Digital Art Museum features works displayed through projection mapping and lights,…

Capsule Hotels… Yes or No?

Capsule hotels (also called pod hotels) are very popular in Japan. You see them in most cities, and a lot of people really like them for overnight stays because they are relatively cheap (¥3000 – ¥4000). I’m claustrophobic and never really had any interest in staying in a tiny space only big enough for a…

Summer Nights in Ginza

Summer nights are made for ice cream and sunsets, and in Ginza, Tokyo’s upscale shopping and entertainment district, you can get the best of both. This neighborhood houses all the top luxury brand stores (Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, etc.), a plethora of gourmet restaurants, and the famous Kabuki-za Theatre. I like visiting Ginza this time…

Sunset From Sunset Beach

There are fewer things more beautiful than watching the sky change colors. It looks a little bit like magic. Seeing it turn shades of pink and orange before finally transforming into a deep, midnight blue is fascinating. It happens every day, yet somehow, it amazes me every time I see it. This sunset was extra spectacular…

A Walk In Mascot Memorial Park

The sun came out today for the first time in about a week! I realize it’s winter here in Australia, and rain and cool weather are the norm this time of year, but man oh man have I missed the warmth and vibrance that the sunshine brings. It’s an instant mood booster and makes me…

Climbing Mt. Apsan

It can be hard to get a workout in when you’re traveling. Between sightseeing, food tasting, experiencing new things and meeting new people, who has the time?!?  

Buildings & Bake Shops in Daegu

I stumbled upon this building while exploring the streets of Daegu, South Korea. I was desperately searching for something to satisfy my sweet tooth when I saw it. It was love at first sight.

Tokyo Tower Cherry Blossoms 🌸

The magic and splendor of cherry blossoms are long gone in Tokyo. But if you’re not ready for the season to be over just yet, there’s still a little time to enjoy the blooms (well… virtual ones at least).

Enlightenment

One of my favorite things to do while traveling through Asia is to visit temples. There’s just something so calming and therapeutic about it for me.

The Best Doughnuts in Tokyo

I won’t call myself a doughnut connoisseur, but I’m definitely an enthusiast. I LOVE doughnuts. All confections really. But there’s just something so comforting and satisfying about a perfectly made, fluffy, sweet-but-not-too-sweet doughnut.