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?
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)
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
I started thinking about where to start with travel tips and figured this was the most important one. Who you travel with, similar to accommodation and weather can really make or break a trip and a friendship/relationship. Here are some pointers: 1. Discuss/plan what type of trip you both want it to be BEFORE you … More Travel Buddies
Island Hopping: Do not be fooled, Greek Island time is not like regular time. It is far more cruisey. This has its benefits- ferry timetables are somewhat flexible for instance, but this also means that you can’t necessarily rely upon anything. Plan accordingly! If you want to island hop, timing is a pretty big factor. You can pretty … More Travel tips: Greece edition