10 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Countryside in Japan

Straw shoes hanging of ceiling in a traditional countryside home

I have said it often: there is more to Japan than big cities and the Golden Route. When planning a first visit to Japan, chances are that most tourists will not consider adding the smaller towns or villages to their itinerary. If your idea of Japan is walking into the cute fashion shops, eating Instagrammable […]

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24 Hours in Reims, Champagne-Ardenne – Best Things to Do

24 Hours in Reims, France

Reims is located in Champagne-Ardenne, in the Grand-Est region. Located just about 150 kilometres from Paris, Reims makes a great weekend break from the capital. Home to Champagne and Reims Cathedral, with numerous major attractions including 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Reims is a city to include in your France’s itinerary.  Disclosure: This post contains […]

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20 Meaningful and Aesthetic Japanese Words to Know

MEANINGFUL AND AESTHETIC JAPANESE WORDS TO KNOW

I’m not sure when my love for the Japanese language started. Still, I have always loved the language and especially the aesthetic behind the Japanese words.  In most languages, especially in Japanese, you will find words that cannot be translated as they have no direct equivalent. These words often convey feelings or concepts that do […]

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A Perfect Day in Charming Colmar, France

Charming town of Colmar, France

Have you ever heard of Colmar, France? This town is like one of these beautiful places that look straight out of a postcard.  I had never realised how spectacular the Grand Est region was until I set foot in Strasbourg last September. The former Alsace region is famous for its Christmas markets and wine routes. […]

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Top Things to Do and See in Strasbourg, France

Picturesque and charming Petite France

Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace, is a beautiful city with many historical and architectural heritage. For several years, the Alsace region, particularly Strasbourg, had been on the list of places I wanted to discover. Wanting to avoid the crowd for my first visit to the city, I decided to discover Strasbourg at the end of […]

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