Off we go folks – and Team Purple is in the Lead – First team Captain Neil from Backpacks and Bunkbeds started us out, he handed the baton over to Vicky at Vicky Flip Flops, who passed it to Monica at The Travel Hack, and she passed it my way. The Baton is mine. Who will I pass the torch on to? Read on to see.Read More
I went to Japan on a whim. I made some Japanese friends at the end of March 2010 in Taiwan and instantly wanted to visit them in Japan. Conveniently, my internet flight-price stalker skills resulted in a cheap flight from Bangkok-Tokyo. I booked on Monday April 5th. My flight was on Friday April 9th. My friends had to prepare – I was coming soon! I showed up and the Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) where in full bloom. I have nothing to show for my 10 day trip to Japan besides photos of sakura. Oops.Read More
Travel History: 2010
For the first part of 2010 I was on a University exchange program in Bangkok, Thailand attending Thammasat University. This was my first time in Asia and it stole my heart. I traveled around a lot due to the extremely cheap prices in South East Asia. I even headed north to Japan for 10 days to visit friends; which was the reason Japan got onto this list; I’d never afford Japan without my extremely generous friends who let me stay with them. My best friend Jeannie came to visit for the month of May and we did a whirlwind tour hitting the 4 countries of Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore. I had a month off so headed to Indonesia before flying to the South of Philippines for a 2 month work placement. In September I returned to Canada to finish my last year of my undergraduate degree in the country’s capital of Ottawa.Read More
Kinkaku-ji “Golden Pavilion” – Kyoto, Japan
The Golden Pavilion is one of 17 locations comprising the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto listed by UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Kinkakuji (金閣寺) is a Zen temple in Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Shiny, beautiful Gold Leaf – They don’t call it the Golden Pavilion for nothing.Read More
Valentine’s Day: Things I Love But Probably Shouldn’t
Valentine’s Day is a day of love. So I am dedicating this post to all things I love. but probably shouldn’t.Read More
Visiting Japan for 2 Weeks with friends- Amazing food at incredibly reasonable prices.
Does Japanese cuisine have more than Sushi? You bet it does! Japan has a wide assortment of food, but most of the food includes seafood and fish. If you are allergic or just do not like seafood or fish- you probably will not enjoy much more than Rice! Seafood served raw is sashimi, simmered in a pot, grilled over charcoal, or deep-fried is tempura -Japanese chefs have many ways to prepare fish and shellfish.
- In one year, the average Japanese person eats slightly more than their own weight in seafood.