TRANQUILITY IN DOWNTOWN TOKYO Being one of the most crowded areas in Tokyo, Shibuya is mostly known for its legendary Shibuya Crossing (that reminds me of Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift), Hachiko statue outside Hachiko exit of Shibuya Station and tall buildings with flashy LED lighting. Nonetheless, despite the crowds, finding tranquility and peace of mind … Continue reading Meiji Shrine: Serene Spot in Shibuya
WEST JAKARTA ATTRACTION: MORE THAN JUST OLD TOWN When it comes to a short stay in Jakarta, especially in the west side of Indonesia’s capital, The Old Town (Kota Tua) and Chinatown, where both are situated nearby, are the most visited destinations for tourists. Nonetheless, West Jakarta is quite a big piece, stretching about 129.54 km2 (50.02 sq mi) and consisting of 8 … Continue reading West Jakarta Cityscape Tourists Overlook: Evening in Central Park
A GLIMPSE ABOUT VOYAGIN Voyagin is an online booking service for tours, tickets and restaurants in several Asian countries founded by Masashi Takahashi from Japan. Being a Japanese company, the widest range of services is in Japan, that includes mobile WiFi rental, SIM card and e-money card purchases. Other Asian countries available on Voyagin are Vietnam, Indonesia, … Continue reading Voyagin: Is This Online Booking Service Worth It for Budget Travellers?
Zhangjiajie, whose old name is Dayong, is in the northwest of Hunan Province, China. Its capital city is Changsa, where Mao Tze-Tung was born, is situated about 330 km from the city. The changing name from Dayong to Zhangjiajie happened in 1994, 2 years after the inclusion of Wulingyuan Scenic Park on UNESCO Heritage Site list. Thanks to that, … Continue reading 10 Stunning Views of Zhangjiajie that People Overlook
Initially built in front of Yasaka Shrine, Gion was mainly established for fulfilling the needs of the shrine visitors. Over time, the district has become one of the essentials of Kyoto, as it is the most famous entertainment district where tourists are dying for witnessing and capturing the passing geisha, or locally-called geiko, in the evening. Not … Continue reading Photography of Gion Shirakawa Scenic View in the Evening
HIGH-RANKED HOSTEL IN AFFORDABLE RATE Knowing that capsule hotels in Kyoto are more expensive than those in Tokyo, I decided to stay in The Lower East Nine Hostel. If I could save about $50 for 2 nights compared to capsule hotels (in Kyoto), why not? I tried my best to control our budget on where to save and splurge. … Continue reading The Lower East Nine Hostel: High-Rated Hostel that Doesn’t Meet My Expectations
The night was still young. Although my sis, my brother-in-law and I were not about to party all night long till the morning light, we were not ready to sleep like a baby at 8 pm either. After all, night life in Bali is something everyone should experience, at least once. The intensity of crowds at night … Continue reading Pringga’s Grill Restaurant, Ubud: Terrible Service and Inverted Racism