Street Art in Manchester: Self-Guided Tour

NHS Nurse mural by Akse

When I visited Manchester last year, one thing I was excited about was discovering the street art scene. The cool Northern Quarter is the best place to explore the street art in Manchester. Home to countless cafes, independent shops, restaurants and bars, the neighbourhood is a great place to stroll through.  The self-guided tour is […]

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Where to stay in Strasbourg – voco Strasbourg Centre – The Garden

Beautiful canalside Strasbourg

Planning a trip to the capital of the Grand Est region (previously Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine) and wondering where to stay in Strasbourg? During my visit last September, I stayed in the lovely voco Strasbourg Centre – The Garden. The hotel is ideally located close to the train station and attractions, making it an perfect […]

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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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