October 31, Tokyo: I started the day with a visit to the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace. Little did I know that it does not open during Mondays, I decided to get back to it later and explore its neighbourhood instead.
Around Imperial Palace
Around Imperial Palace
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October 30, Tokyo: It was the start of a new day. To begin with, I took a train to the crowded Ueno station and walked towards the park to share the natural side of Tokyo with groups of families, friends, and couples hanging out around on a Sunday morning. It was the right time for me to Continue reading
October 28, Taipei: It was my last night in Taiwan. Tired from playing with cats at Houtong and wandering with the crowds of Jiufen, I went straight to the airport. I spent the night taking a nap at the departure area, while waiting for the check-in time of my Scoot Airlines flight bound for Tokyo.
The plane would depart from the city at Continue reading
Situated in the Far East and referred to as the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan is a world-famous archipelago which offers a lot of activities from its bustling cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Sapporo. Perhaps when a Westerner thinks of an interesting Asian country, Japan would be one of his first thoughts. Almost everyone wants to visit this place, as it draws curiosity and excitement from foreign tourists. Some of the people I know also crave for an exposure to unique culture of Japan, especially the anime addicts. Going there could be a struggle because of visa requirements, but as long as you have all the requirements and you follow all their instructions, it will be easy to obtain one.
Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto (Source: japanphototrip.com)
As of 2007, application for the Japanese visa must Continue reading
The year 2016 is running so fast, and it’s already approaching its last quarter. During this span of time I have been to various places: I spent my New Year’s Day in Ho Chi Minh City as part of my 16-day Indochina trip, spent the Catholic Holy Week holiday in Kuala Lumpur, and experienced the epic Eid al-Fitr-slash-mudik season in Jakarta and Yogyakarta. I have two more travel plans for this year. I’m not quite sure about my upcoming trip to Borneo (Kota Kinabalu and Brunei Darussalam), but I am certain of the other subsequent journey because I already have the approved visas.
Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Vietnam
On the last part of October until the first week of November, Continue reading