Daytrip from Tokyo: Showa Kinen Park

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J ust an hour west of Tokyo Metropolis is Showa Kinen Park. We only found out about the place the night before while looking for alternative side trips. I initially wanted to see Mount Fuji or Hitachi Seaside Park but then had second thoughts given the number of tourists traveling…
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20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Bagan

With over 2,200 temples, pagodas, monasteries and monuments – Bagan is overflowing with historic and cultural wealth. Majority of these structures were built in 11th and 13th century but were shattered by frequent earthquakes, weather changes and of course, old age. In fact, another earthquake just recently hit the ancient…
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Bagan Guide in 10 Steps

Myanmar had only recently opened its doors to tourism. For decades, the general public were afraid to visit the country because of its previous oppressive military government. When the leadership changed in 2010, they have since urged travelers to visit Myanmar. Now is the best opportunity to visit the country…
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Travel Video: Fun Taiwan!

To wrap up my Taiwan posts, here’s my second attempt to document our travels in this format (check the first one here)! It was a fun weekend of clean streets, friendly locals, great quality street food, lantern flying and the magical Sky Lantern Festival! I figured that videos are really…
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Taiwan: Shifen Old Street

The following day after the magical night of the Sky Lantern Festival, we traveled back to Shifen Old Street to experience what it’s like in daylight, eat local street food, and try flying our own lantern. Shifen Old Street was built to transport coal but now it’s become a popular…
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To Hotel Or To Hostel?

Accommodation is usually one of the things that take significant part of our budget when we travel. Hotels are expensive especially in touristy areas so I usually try to find cheap alternatives… and that’s when hostel becomes best to save on lodging. When I hear hostel, I usually think of…
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