Yes, you read it right! A weekend in Canada! There was a sale (or pricing error maybe?) posted on one of the cheap-flights portals. I could not quite believe that I could go from Liverpool to Toronto for less than £200 and that was the temptation I could not resist! As I did not have … More A weekend in Canada: Niagara Falls
Dublin – the capital of the Republic of Ireland and the biggest city on the island. It is a relatively small city when you compare it to other European capitals, but an important hub for one of the biggest multinational companies in the World, like Google, Microsoft or even Facebook. And for that reason a … More Ireland – a short evening trip to Dublin!
Not the highest nor the most challenging but definitely special and by all means worth the hours spent on hiking – Snowdon. The highest peak in Snowdonia National Park and the whole of Wales. Doable within 5-6 hours there and back from Pen-y-Pas and that makes it a perfect idea for a day out (if … More Snowdonia – From Pen-y-Pass to Snowdon!
Beautiful, busy, attractive, expensive. That’s York. Once a capital of England now a city full of historic sights that await to be discovered. Fortunately it’s only a couple of hours trip from mine so I made it a day trip. I wish the weather wasn’t so surprising and the railway museum didn’t shut so early, … More York: The former capital of England
All good things come to an end they say. And sadly my trip had to finish as well. After super exhausting Mt. Fuji climb I had to take a few hours long ride back to Tokyo (on a suburban train) and urgently needed to take a shower. I decided to take that last day lightly. … More Big in Japan: Back to Tokyo
“He who climbs Mount Fuji once is a wise man. He who climbs twice is a fool”. 「富士山に一度も登らぬバカ、二度登るバカ」 It was just a random idea at the time of planning the trip to Japan. I really wanted to see Mt. Fuji, but I had never imagined climbing it. Until the idea just flashed through… A very … More Big in Japan: Mt. Fuji
Another day in Japan! But back to the roots this time. Only about an hour (or less if you take the speedy train) from Osaka, Kyoto is one of the most fascinating and culturally rich cities in the Country of the Raising Sun. Former capital of Japan has so much to offer that I regret … More Big in Japan: Kyoto
Welcome to Osaka, a small Tokyo (not my invention!) but more affordable (but still expensive) and famous for it’s Takoyaki (octopus fried in batter) and Glico Man! Wait… whom again? Well, I don’t know. I asked and nobody seemed to know why the guy is so famous. But it’s rather distinctive and a certain attraction … More Big in Japan: Osaka
“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it”. – George Santayana. I think the above goes perfectly with this post. It’s not gonna be all gloomy and sad, but there are things we just need to be aware of and need to remember in order to avoid the same thing from happening in … More Big in Japan: Hiroshima
Hello fellow readers, This is the first post of the series from The Country of The Rising Sun. Anyone who has ever visited Japan will probably agree the country is just different to what we are used to. Not only the architecture and countryside varies, but people’s mentality and culture contrast to ours. I only … More Big in Japan – Let’s go to Tokyo!