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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20 Incredible Things to Do in Lyon, France

20 incredible things to in Lyon

Do you want to explore a different side of France? With travel rules relaxing a little, now is a great time to explore Lyon. As the third-largest city in France, Lyon has many unique activities and things to do to ensure you have a wonderful time. Lyon has everything to please all kinds of travellers: […]

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Things to do in Manchester, UK: the perfect long weekend itinerary

Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, UK

Manchester is one of the most important cities in England. The city has, over time, become a well-known cultural hub leaving its past as an industrial city behind. Home to two of the country’s best football clubs, Manchester is a perfect destination for a city break with a vibrant music and restaurant scene. Those who […]

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30+ Useful japanese phrases for travellers

Old Japanese characters writing - Evelyn Chai - Pixabay

Planning a trip to Japan for the first time and worried about the “language barrier”? Should you learn Japanese before going to Japan? I did go and you should too. I knew the language and equipped myself with a notebook full of useful Japanese phrases before travelling there for the first time. As a solo […]

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