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Sapporo TV Tower: A Gateway to Sapporo's Skyline Splendor

Sapporo TV Tower: A Gateway to Sapporo’s Skyline Splendor

Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, is a city brimming with natural beauty, cultural richness, and modern vibrancy. Amidst its bustling streets and lush landscapes stands a towering symbol of its urban majesty – the Sapporo TV Tower. Rising gracefully into the sky, this iconic structure not only serves as a telecommunications hub but...

Gokayama in Spring Snow

Gokayama in Spring Snow

After visiting Shirakawa-go, we had one more stop to make before returning to Kanazawa. After a short drive through narrow mountain roads, some 30km away we parked in front of a shop with a little restaurant attached to it in Gokayama. Unfortunately, it was a bit cloudy outside, a very different weather we experienced in Shirakawa-go, but at least their town was...

Scuba Diving in Bali

Scuba Diving in Bali

Bali, Indonesia, is a popular destination for scuba divers, offering a unique underwater experience that includes the opportunity to see manta rays and shipwrecks. Scuba diving in Bali is a must-do activity for any adventure-seeking traveller, and it is an experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. I spent a couple of months on the island so of...

Staying at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

Staying at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

I am not sure how many times we passed through Singapore, but it is safe to say that we were there at least six times during that year. I finally got my wish to stay at the Marina Bay Sands for a couple of nights. I mean, you have to experience the famous rooftop infinity swimming pool at least once, don’t you? Staying at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore Staying...

Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan

Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan

While visiting Kanazawa, I decided to spend a day in Shirakawa-go since it was winter and I knew the place will look just like in the pictures I have seen over and over again in the past. Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan After boarding a bus at the Kanazawa station, I arrived in this magical village hidden in the...

Hanoi Train Street

Hanoi Train Street

Hanoi is a good city to get lost a little, and because I got lost I stumbled onto Hanoi Train Street by coincidence. I have read recently that a lot has changed since my visit there… so here are some archival photography from the good old days: Hanoi Train Street Hanoi Train Street Hanoi Train Street was a wildly popular tourist destination in Hanoi, Vietnam, where...

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Every time I am in Kyoto, I make sure to visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove for a walk around. You simply cannot miss it, it is one of those iconic places in Japan. It’s perfect for a bit of forest bathing, being in nature and enjoying it every second. The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, located on the western...

Visiting Mori Tower

Visiting Mori Tower

There are many places in Tokyo where you can get up high in the sky to see the city below, like Sky Tree or Tokyo Tower, which are on top of the list for visitors to the city. But there are a little less known, yet equally good. I recommend Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills. It’s less crowded, less expensive and offers a different perspective on the city below...

Zenkō-ji Temple, Nagano, Japan

Zenkō-ji Temple, Nagano, Japan

Nagano is just about an hour away from Tokyo by Shinkansen. Quick and easy trip to see Zenkō-ji Temple. This Buddhist temple was built in the 7th century, and the modern city of Nagano began as a town built around this temple. Prepare yourself for crowds as it is a popular place to visit, but well worth it. It is a pretty big temple complex, and there are many shops...