20 Essentials you need for your hostel stay in Japan

Planning a trip to Japan may sound intimidating, but believe me it does not have to be. Japan is such a self-sufficient country, it’s by far the easiest trip I’ve had to plan and without speaking the language. That said, I did a lot of trip research, I mean like a lot, before going the…

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Visiting Lisbon’s Jeronimos Monastery

Lisbon has a really special place in my heart. The narrow streets, the river, the food and coffee, the tiles and the hospitality really left me with an overwhelming feeling to return immediately just after I left. What I love most about the city is its old-style charm and the amazing monuments left behind by…

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Tips for booking accommodation in Tokyo

Is looking for accommodation for your upcoming trip to Tokyo freaking you out? I know how you feel. Here’s five great tips to get you started on booking the perfect accommodation in Tokyo.

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Lisbon Guide 10 things to do on your first trip

Lisbon is an absolute dream to explore and honestly I can not compare it to any other European capital. You could stay for weeks and it would still not be enough time to discover all its hidden secrets. As a start, here’s my ideas on 10 things you can’t miss on your first trip to Lisbon.

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A Visit to Kanazawa’s Omicho Market

The city of Kanazawa is probably not on everyone’s Japan itinerary list.  Most people just use the city as a transportation hub heading to Takayama or Shirakawa-go.  Some include is as a day trip to visit Japan’s third most beautiful garden Kenrokouen.  If you spend more than a day here, you’ll realize the town is…

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10 Things to do in Madrid’s city center

Madrid is one of those cities I constantly long to go back to.  I can see myself living, working and eating here.  I’m in love with the Spanish way of life, the ‘duende’ you’ll hear many of them speak of.  Madrid’s city center is a great place to get an idea of what Madrid is…

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Exploring Tokyo: Asakusa Guide

Tokyo is a big city with many layers to it.  It’s impossible to try to reveal all the layers during a five-day stay, but I certainly tried my best.  Asakusa falls under Eastern Tokyo in the Taito ward and it is separated from the more industrial Oshiage area, where you find the Tokyo Skytree, by…

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A walk through Avignon

Sometimes I wish the South of France was less crowded with tourists.  Which is not the best thing to say, as I am one myself.  Okay, not really.  There must be some difference between a traveller and a tourist, as I see myself as a traveller wanting to experience the essence of my destination rather…

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Travel at a slow pace in the border town of Perpignan

Have you ever heard of the French town of Perpignan?  Well, I haven’t.  When the lady I took French conversation from mentioned it in one of our Friday afternoon sessions I was intrigued.  She even suggested that I go there if I’m in the area.  So that I did.  En route from Barcelona to Provence,…

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