Explore Tokyo: Shibuya Guide

The Shibuya area in Tokyo is a popular district for shopping, entertainment and nightlife. It’s located between the equally popular Shinjuku and Harajuku areas and a good central point to stay if you visit Tokyo. Here’s my recommendations on what to do in Shibuya, Tokyo.

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Hiking Lion’s Head, Cape Town

Hiking up Lion’s Head is a medium hike of 3 hours and rewards you with the most spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain. This is a must do activity if you like the outdoors. Read more on my experience…

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A visit to Kenrokouen Garden in Kanazawa

Kanazawa is located in central Honshu in Japan’s Isikawa prefecture.  With its unique location between mountains and sea, it provided a stronghold for the Maeda feuadal lords and the town developed its own cultural identity.  Kanazawa focussed more on culture than industry and it was spared from the World War II bombings.  There were many…

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Croatian Adventure: Finding Romans in Pula

Explore the Roman ruins left behind in the city of Pula, Croatia

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Photo Pop-up: Views of the Alhambra

The Alhambra, Granada, Spain.  One of my favorite places on earth.

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Exploring Tokyo: Meiji Shrine

The Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) in Tokyo was built as a dedication to Emperor Meiji, the first emperor of modern Japan and his wife, Empress Shoken.  I found this shinto shrine situated next to Harajuku station, a busy shopping area, with its 100000 trees and huge torii gates, oozing with tranquility.  This was just what…

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Photo Pop-up: Kyoto’s Kiyomizu-dera

Kyoto’s Kiyomizu-dera (temple), observation deck, Kyoto, Japan 🙂  

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Croatian Adventure: The Lovely Rovinj

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…

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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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