Some cities just have that special thing that makes you fall in love with it. To me, Kyoto is one such city. I left my heart in this historic city of Japan, and here are the reasons why.
Being in Japan meant that I get to savor all the delicious Japanese food — and Kyoto has so much to offer. From tofu and seafood, to kaiseki dinners and river-side dining; I had a wonderful time… eating!
When I think about Kobe, I think about beef! And yes, the beef is heavenly, but the Japanese harbor city itself is a wonderful place for exploring — there’s so much to see. Here’s how I spent my day in Kobe.
Travel Video: A video of my visit to Shanghai — exploring old Shanghai, admiring the skyscrapers of Pudong, enjoying Disneyland, and taking a step back at the Xitang Watertown.
My visit to the ancient watertown of Xitang, known for its many canals, lovely bridges and covered waterside walkways. Being in the town is like being transported back to old, old China.
An account of unexpected situations that I’ve encountered on my travels — this is a story on how I got stranded without a place to stay in the dead of the night.
Exploring the old and new Shanghai — from narrow alleways and historic bars to modern skyscrapers and the busiest shopping street in the world. My day out and about in Shanghai.
Ahhh Disneyland — it’ll always be that magical place where I can be a little kid, play dress-up, meet my childhood heroes, and live my princessy dreams. And this time, I experienced it all in Shanghai.
Travel Video: A compilation of my favorite moments in Okayama, Japan — gardens, shrines, castles, rolling plains, fun workshops, and food!
Visit Okayama. Be blown away. From majestic castles and shrines to tales of its local demon-slaying hero. Here’s a list why you must make that visit.
A 3-day itinerary in Okayama — and I spent it in the midst of gorgeous gardens, stunning castles, shrines and temples; and the most awesome food… AND surrounded by the colors of autumn.
A list of all the delicious food I had while visiting Okayama in Japan — it is a small city off the tourist map, but offers some of the best gastronomic delights to please the senses and satisfy the taste buds!
Here’s how I became a Maiko, or apprentice Geiko for a couple of hours — layers of kimono, white face, red lips, high hair and all!
The rural Japanese mountain villages of Kibune and Kurama are steeped with history and myths; and coupled with its cool mountain air, river-dining experiences, onsen and beautiful temples — they make a relaxing trip out of the city of Kyoto.
Experiencing Japanese-living in Kyoto’s Izuyasu Ryokan — complete with futons on tatami floors, an onsen and delicious kaiseki meals. Such a fun experience!
Travel Video: A short snippet on my trip to the southern city of Guilin with my family, and it was wonderful cultural and scenic journey back to the land of our ancestors.