1. The Japan Rail Pass – Is it Worth the Cost?

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    If travelling to Japan, you are probably wondering if you should buy a Japan Rail Pass to use whilst you are there…

    On all my trips to Japan, I have always purchased one as with the travel plans that I had when I was there, I knew that it was going to save me money. However depending on the plans that you have, it might not always be the best option available for you. (more…)

  2. How to Get to the Chureito Pagoda from Tokyo to see Mount Fuji

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    The one thing I had never managed to do in Japan despite numerous attempts over the years and many visits is to see Mount Fuji. On our recent two week trip when the weather was beautiful every day, I was so hopeful of seeing Mount Fuji from the Shinkansen between Tokyo and Osaka for the first time ever (the weather had always been bad every other time) but I failed yet again. (more…)

  3. The Braemar Hill Lookout – Hong Kong

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    As much as I loved my hike to Jardine’s Lookout in Hong Kong last year, I knew that there was a very similar but equally as amazing view of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon which I wanted to see and had yet to discover. After a little bit of research, I discovered that the view is from the Braemar Hill Lookout and is known as one of the easiest and quickest “hikes” (it’s more of a short walk as you take the bus most of the way) in Hong Kong. (more…)