Make sure you are undaunted and secure with your relationship status when you travel to South Korea, especially if you happen to visit on the 14th. Koreans are well-known for their love of anything adorably cute, beautifully romantic or sickeningly soppy (depending on your way of thinking), and have unofficially christened the 14th as variedly […]

The last 24 hours in Tokyo

…which include AMAZING JAPANESE FOOD, autumnal colours and tilted roofed houses around the Imperial Palace Gardens, the Tokyo Metropolitan Building and its high views, the electric city Akihabara, with a final morning ending with Shibuya crossing (part 3) and what else than SUSHI. ____________ Did you know Japanese sugar comes in long tubes? (Did you […]

Quirky Harajuku Street

Osaka, Tokyo You Harajuku girls Damn, you’ve got some wicked style… Sings Gwen Stefani in probably her best song, What you waiting for? many, many years ago. One of the things I was most looking forward to in Tokyo was the famous Harajuku shopping street, spotting funkily dressed, stylish, fashionable Japanese people and, well, maybe be able […]

lol at Taipei 101

When in doubt what to do when arriving at a new destination, go up the highest building you can find. And that seemed like a pretty solid plan in Taipei, as it boasts Taipei 101, the fourth highest building in the world at 509metres (1,667 feet), also housing the world’s fastest lift (1010m/h). Add to that the fact that it’s shaped […]