Asia

Here you can read all the posts I’ve written about my travels in Asia! So far I’ve traveled to:

Hiking And Camping On Miyajima Island: A 2 Day Itinerary

Miyajima wasn’t on our initial Japan itinerary. We would originally spend 2 weeks on Hokkaido but ended up flying out after 10 days instead of 14 because of the bad weather forecast. If there is one thing I learned from our 5 month trip it’s to be flexible. The second thing I learned is to follow the weather (aka, go…

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Things to do in Hiroshima: A One Day Hiroshima Itinerary

We originally hadn’t planned to go to Hiroshima but I am glad we did. While Hiroshima definitely was not the happiest place we visited during our 1 month in Japan, it’s historically significant and therefore an important place to visit. I think it’s crucial to learn about the history of a country and the impact of that history on its people. A day…

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How I Combined 87 Days Of Travel With A Full-time Job In 2016

Looking back on 2016 I am filled with gratitude. I had a fantastic year, with so many amazing experiences. When I started counting how many days I had been abroad in 2016 I was a little shocked… My total of travel days for 2016 comes to a whopping 87! 87 travel days! I know it’s not nearly as much as in 2015, but…

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Kamikochi On A Budget: Hiking And Camping In The Japanese Alps

The valley of Kamikochi truly is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Kamikochi lies 1500 meters above sea level and is surrounded by tall and impressive looking mountains. All it took to convince me to add Kamikochi to our Japan travel itinerary was 1 picture in the Lonely Planet and it was so worth it… Hiking and camping…

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Tokyo 3 Day Itinerary: A Complete Guide

Tokyo, what a city! It is the most populated metropolitan area in the world, almost 37 million people live in the greater Tokyo area… I have to admit arriving in Tokyo was a little overwhelming: confusing Kanji signs everywhere, delicious smells drifting through the doors of tiny restaurants, happy jingles playing in the metro and so many people… And yet,…

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Hokkaido Road Trip: A 10 Day Itinerary

I’ve already written a lot of posts about Japan but there is so much more to share, Japan is just awesome! One of the coolest places in Japan (quite literally) is Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Hokkaido is wild, untamed and the scenery is stunning. I felt very tiny compared to the massive volcanoes and the high walls of snow…

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1 Month In Japan: A Complete Itinerary And Travel Map

Truth be told, it was my husband who really wanted to visit Japan. Not that I didn’t want to, but I had never really considered it. So when I started planning our 1 month trip around Japan, I knew very little about the country. However, the more I read, the more fascinated I was by this truly unique nation. And…

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38 Pictures To Convince You To Visit Japan

In April and May of this year I traveled around Japan for a month and was blown away by the gorgeous nature, tremendous temples, fantastic food and wonderful people. Japan is amazing! For many people Shinto gates, the Shinkansen bullet train and an overload of neon lights are the first things that come to mind when they think about Japan. But for me the magnificent and…

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Quirky, Funny And Strange Things In Japan

I received mixed responses when I told my family and friends that I would be traveling to Japan. Varying from ‘I am extremely jealous’ to ‘I am really looking forward to hearing about your experiences’ and ‘Be prepared, Japan is crazy’. Let me start by saying that Japanese people are the best. They are helpful, kind and considerate and a…

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How Much Does It Cost To Travel Japan: A Budget Breakdown

When I told people I would be going to Japan, the first thing they said was: isn’t that extremely expensive? I replied that my return ticket from the Netherlands to Tokyo was only €550 and the rest of the costs of a trip to Japan I would find out there… I spent a month in Japan and can say from…

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