One thing I have learned through my travels is that plans change constantly. Initially, this trip was supposed to be all around Peninsular Malaysia only, but when I added Borneo I suddenly had barely any time for the peninsula itself… so I guess I need to come back one day. Anyway, I started my Malaysian adventure … More Malaysia: Melaka
The lion city or the jaw-dropping garden city (although Singapore is trying to make a transition from “the Garden City” to “the City in the Garden”). A longer stopover for my holiday to Borneo that I wish lasted a bit longer than it had. The city-state is spectacular and rich (maybe it is spectacular because … More Singapore: The Lion City vol.1
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!