Category Archives: Asia

Overnight road trip: Tokyo to Hakone and Mount Fuji

This was our second visit to Japan. It was April and cherry blossom festival in Tokyo and Kyoto, but this time we wanted to see something else. So, we booked a car. After 11 hours flight from Europe, we spent … Continue reading

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Singapore: More than a staging post

First impressions of Singapore and a few tips To me, Singapore used to be little more than a staging post on journeys to e.g. Australia. I imagined a city-state dominated by skyscrapers and container ships, with expat enclaves as the … Continue reading

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Aha! experiences in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan

Japan recently moved up my list of interesting travel destinations. Previously, I associated the country primarily with advanced consumer electronics, skyscrapers, crowds, stressed-out school children, and sushi. But, last month I visited Tokyo and Kyoto with my partner, and we … Continue reading

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Jungle and Elephants – Precious Treasures of Thailand

HOW ENCHANTING to open the door to the terrace in our hotel in Kamala beach, Thailand, overlooking the jungle and mountains, and be greeted by the sound of trumpeting elephants! We asked the maid if it really were elephants we … Continue reading

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