Ok, so, first of all, let me preface this by saying that I am a white, middle class, Australian girl (Woman? Adult is definitely questionable). I am not Japanese, I do not have Japanese heritage, I have not lived in Japan (although I have visited twice), you get the idea. Nevertheless, there is something that … More Do you Onsen?
Can you find a fresh coconut to drink from? Will there be fruit waiting for you after you exit a temple? Will a hopeful sounding ‘Tuk tuk?’ haunt you wherever you walk/stand? Is there any distance or terrain that the humble Tuktuk cannot cover (or die trying)? Can anything- including the furnishings of a small … More Captain Obvious: Cambodia
Can anything and everything- up to and including a crate of live chickens- be carried on the back of a motorbike? Are seatbelts optional extras? Are carseats for children clearly unnecessary? Is customer service taken so seriously it is practically a religion? Can you see evidence of the notion that if you can’t fit four … More Captain Obvious: Vietnam
Transport: Ironically the central station of Tokyo (Tokyo) is not actually the biggest thoroughfare, although it is a close second. The number one spot, actually belongs to Shinjuku. Shinjuku station is CRAZY. It’s a massive rabbit warren and also has shops and all sorts of stuff- take note of the number of your exit because there are like … More Travel Tips: Japan (Tokyo)
Money: This is the #1 thing to know- your Australian cards will not be accepted at regular atms. You can only get money out at City bank branches (and there aren’t very many of them), 7-elevens, or at the airport. Get cash when you arrive is my tip. Oh and be aware it only gives … More Travel Tips: Japan (General)
Can you see an adult wearing Disney character merchandise? Would you like each individual item in its own bag? Can you get fresh seafood? Can you purchase an umbrella every five metres? Are the people polite to a fault? Can I recycle my water bottle? Do they have any nice fabrics? Do they make lunch … More Captain Obvious: Japan
1) Weather: I have a history of missing inclement weather by the skin of my teeth. I remember sitting in Heathrow, freaking out because it was snowing like crazy and flights were being cancelled left, right, and centre. I managed to get on my plane literally an hour before they shut the airport. I also avoided the volcanic ash … More Top 5 reasons you should always get travel insurance