The Jizo Statues of the Kanmangafuchi Abyss in Nikko. Such amazing nature too.
Whenever I plan my next trip, I spend a lot of time reading about my destination. I’m constantly on the lookout for helpful articles about what to see, where to eat and where to shop. Sometimes you come across the perfect destination guide and the best you can do is to either print it out or bookmark it and try to search for the places the article talks about on Google Maps. This can be really troublesome and what if you would like to read the article again but you have no data or free wifi?
Well, the guys at GPSMyCity are here to help. If you’re not familiar with their app, be sure to check it out as it has amazing maps of city walk you can use offline! Yes people, offline. That is not all. Many of their city walks are now accompanied by related travel articles that are GPS-guided and some of my most popular city guides are now also available with this feature. You can also download the articles and read them offline later – no more worries about your internet data.
This is so cool! How do I get it?
Firstly, you have to get the GPSMyCity app on your iOS device from the itunes store. You’ll find City Walk maps for over 600 cities and accompanied by even more helpful articles. You can download the articles for free and keep it for later. If you want to download the accompanying map of the article, you’ll have to make a small in app purchase for it (about $1) and voila, you’re set up with your own cool destination article guide!
Four of my most popular posts has been turned into article guide apps in collaboration with GPSMyCity and to celebrate, I am giving away my Harajuku and Omotesando Guide article app away for free! This will be for a limited time only (a week after the launch) so that you can check out the awesome functionality of the apps for yourself.
Clink on the link below to download my Harajuku and Omotesando Guide article app, and then upgrade the app for the GPS map.
Here are some of my other Article Guides:
The Alhambra, Granada, Spain. One of my favorite places on earth.
Rovinj is a picturesque town in the North of Croatia on the Istrian peninsula. Rovinj made quite an impression on me with its beautiful colorful old town and the huge stone tower looming over the city from a top the hill. It reminds me strongly of Venice but with a flavor of its own. I had the best time walking round this ancient port city and would recommend it for anyone traveling to Croatia.
A walk around the old town and the Grisia neighborhood
During my preparations for my trip to Japan in next week I’ve looked at many, many websites and blogs stating where to find the best Japanese cuisine. This includes sushi, ramen, oden, udon, okonomiyaki, hot pot, izakaya (bar) snacks, kaiseki, tofu, street food, wagashi, desserts and many more. With each new review I read an increasing crave for all these delicious dishes started to appear as I scrolled through my notebook screen. One particular dish that I plan to eat bowls of in Japan is…RAMEN. Finding a place to inhibit my craving until April proved difficult, until I came across the hip and somewhat secretive little joint, Downtown Ramen, in the Cape Town Fringe District.
Located on the corner of Bree and Bloem street in the Cape Town CBD, is the hugely popular Jason’s Bakery. What differentiates Jason’s Bakery from many of the other eateries in the area, is the sheer creativity of @captainbreadza, always keeping his customers on the tips of their toes with the menu.
The first stop on my Croatian boat trip was the island of Krk. It’s Croatia’s biggest island off the main land and connected by a toll bridge. The old parts of Krk town are easy to explore on foot and full of narrow alleyways leading to small restaurants, konobas (a Croation pub-like institution with great food) and shops selling handcraft items. A visit to the medieval city, Vrbnik, was the highlight of my visit. Perched on a 48m cliff and overlooking the Adriatic ocean, it’s a lovely sight to see.