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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Exploring Shikoku Island: Beyond Japan’s Golden Route

View of hilltop Ochiai Village, Shikoku from observation deck

Shikoku Island is Japan’s best-kept secret. Packed with all the things that people seek out for when planning a trip to Japan: breathtaking scenery, culture, tradition, authenticity and hospitable people. If you want to experience something different, where nature and traditions still live on, I would urge you to go to Shikoku. Let’s explore the […]

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Things to do in Hastings, East Sussex

Hastings seafront - Things to do in Hastings - SecretMoona

Hastings has been on my mind for a while. If like me, you are looking for a nice post-lockdown getaway, look no further than Hastings. The historic and quintessential British seaside resort town is perfect for a staycation. Even though the weather might be on the colder side right now, it is still good for […]

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Hidden gem guide to little-known Paris 19eme

Bassin de la Villette, Paris 19eme

Paris 19eme – I wouldn’t be surprised if you say you have never thought of exploring the 19th arrondissement of Paris. After all, it doesn’t have the top attractions in tourists’ itineraries: no Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe or Marais. The fact that it doesn’t have the famous attractions doesn’t mean that it is […]

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Exploring the Rhuys Peninsula – A weekend getaway in the Gulf of Morbihan, Brittany

Here, I am again in the Rhuys Peninsula, having been 2 years ago. When my friend invited me to join her for a long weekend in the Gulf of Morbihan, I couldn’t refuse. The idea of admiring the sunset, eating lots of seafood and taking a boat trip were the only things on my mind. […]

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