Around Sri Lanka in 2 Weeks

Sri Lanka has quickly moved to number one on our holiday list since moving to Asia. Did you know that the Lonely Planet has ranked Sri Lanka as the best country in the world to visit in 2019? (Followed by Germany on second place). However, that was before the shocking terror attacks took place during…

White Sand Beaches and Hidden Gems in Shimoda

After many of our colleagues have recommended the Izu Peninsula, and in particular Shimoda to us, we had to go and see it for ourselves on a long weekend in April. Shimoda is less than a 3 hour train ride away from Yokohama station and you can ride on the Super View Odoriko train along…

Away from Tokyo’s Crowds: Yanaka & Nezu

Are you looking for the more traditional, culturally-enriched old alleys of Tokyo away from the crowds? Then Yanaka is the place to go! We first discovered this area in late autumn last year and were amazed by the small Japanese lanes full of character. When we had friends and family over in the spring this…

Art & Architecture on Naoshima Island

About a year ago, one of our former colleagues told me about this ‘art island’ in Japan and I immediately added it to my bucket list for our travels through Japan. As it’s not too far from Hiroshima, it was a no brainer that we should go and visit. Below are some tips for you,…

A perfect day in Fukuoka: Nokonoshima Island and Fukuoka Tower

Since the start of our holiday, travelling from Fukuoka to Hiroshima and Naoshima Island, it quickly became a running gag that I want to visit every tower. I do really like visiting towers in Japan, as every tower’s architecture is unique, you get a good view over the city and ocean, but I also really…

The overnight train from Hoi An to Hanoi

As part of our recent trip to Vietnam, we decided to save a little money and be adventurous by taking the overnight train to Hanoi from Hoi An! We made the mistake of watching a very cool but also slightly scary¬†Youtube video by CupofTJ on the day before we went, however, fortunately for us, our…