Asia days 81-85: Hong Kong. I’ve only ever once tried couch surfing, with my brother in Cambodia, so I decided I should really try it out. So I made an account a couple of weeks ago and registered my trip to Hong Kong. And wow, I was inundated with requests to host me or to… Continue reading A weekend in Hong Kong
Japan days 15-17: Hiroshima. I caught the bullet train to Hiroshima which was a fun experience. The train was by far the nicest I’ve travelled on – especially compared to those in India! I arrived quite late into Hiroshima so got some food and settled into the hostel where I saw Tom from Kyoto –… Continue reading It’s not all gloom in Hiroshima
Japan days 11-15: Kyoto. After speaking to my brother, who said Kyoto is the city he would most like to live in, my expectations of Kyoto were pretty high. And I’m pleased to say it did not disappoint. After the cable car and four trains we found our way to our hostel; a lovely little… Continue reading Kyoto, how I love you.
Japan Days 8-11: Nara and Koyasan. After an overnight bus with my Moroccan/Canadian friend Simo to Kyoto, we decided it would be rude to try checking in to a hostel at 6am so instead decided to get a train further south to Nara. An hour later and after breakfast was a much more reasonable time… Continue reading Deer oh deer… Let’s meditate
Yesterday was International Women’s Day and my brother asked me a very interesting question; who are my top three inspirational women? I wanted to think about this carefully because there are so many inspiring women in the media and in my life. And after thinking about, I felt so inspired that I realised a blog… Continue reading International Women’s Day – three of my greatest inspirations
Japan days 5-7: Lake Kawaguchiko, Mount Fuji I should make it clear straightaway that I didn’t actually climb Mount Fuji – sadly there are only two or three months in the year when you can climb it and March is not one of them. I got a bus from Tokyo to Lake Kawaguchiko, one of… Continue reading Climb every mountain
Japan days 1-4: Tokyo. At the end of my last blog in Malaysia, I wrote about my expectations for Japan. What I didn’t write was how I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with Tokyo; I’m not normally someone who enjoys cities so much (strange considering I live in London). But I totally fell in… Continue reading Lost in translation