Where to Find the Best of Cape Town's Foodie Secrets?

Where to Find the Best of Cape Town’s Foodie Secrets?

I was invited to a foodie Tour to learn more about how culture and cuisine merge in around Cape Town. Of course, I was tempted very much and went off with Coffeebeans Routes to discover cuisines that were not only typically local but off the radar of regular tourists. Double win! What better way to […]

Cape Town Beaches - how to see the best of them in one day + wine #ad

See Cape Town Beaches in One Day – Here’s How

I have been extremely lucky during my time in Cape Town weather-wise. Winter here can be a mixed affair but is not as bad as many tourists think. You can have brilliant sunshine and in fact I only had 2 rainy days, and 4 foggy days, which also made for some spectacular photos – especially […]

Cape Tow food hot spots you didn't know about but should

Cape Town Food Hot Spots You Need to Know

This post was sponsored. Cape Town Food. That was my first goal when arriving in the city. But I didn’t care for just any food, I wanted to find authentic African cuisine (I never had any before that). That was harder than I thought because Cape Town food is just as multicultural as is the […]

The Top 5 Cities from where to Explore Europe

This one goes out to all those travellers that prefer to have a base or are thinking of settling in one location in Europe but always have the optional of being able to just up and go for a weekend when an unbeatable last minute deal comes along. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t wan […]

Lost among Temples and Trees – How to Make the Most of Visiting Nikko

UNESCO World Heritage Site – that says it all, right? So come on over here and visit the age old shrines and temple, take a picture of the famous three monkeys and be able to say you have seen 9 National Treasures of Japan and 94 Important Cultural Properties all in one place. That sounds […]

Your Ultimate Otaku Guide To Tokyo

I think it’s way too late to out myself as a massive manga and anime fan. It’s public, ever since I keep blabbing on about it, falling in raptures over the first manga I saw in a Japanese book shop and going to nerdvana, Anime Japan. As some of you might be just as crazy […]

Where to Go when You Visit Mount Fuji

I am not very partial to tourists, travellers will always get my vote. However, after having nearly travelled for a year (yay!) and being exhausted, I decided to just go ahead with buying that good value bus ticket for the Mount Fuji region and make the most of it. This meant, riding the bus absolutely […]

How to Survive the Cuteness of the Nara Deer

Once upon a time there was a little place called Nara. Its woods were luscious and its wildlife plenty and so the people of Nara rejoiced in stocking up their kitchen with local venison and playing chase among the dense trees with the wildlife. Then one day, a noble family arrived and wanted to invite […]

Japanese Food to Avoid – Yes, It Exists!

Ok, true. Japan is a paradise for foodies. So many yummy meals, quirky creations and just general tastefulness but even Japan has some food experiments that just backfired. Not all things suit all tastes but these ones might proof particularly tricky for Western palates. You can try them but why break your lucky chain of […]

Japan Spring Flowers and the Best Time to Visit

Everybody is talking about how amazing the cherry blossoms are but there are so many more Japan spring flowers to marvel at. It was one of three major reasons that made me come to the island in the first place. But having been here now throughout spring time, I can safely say that you don’t […]

You Know You’ve Been in Japan Too Long When…

How Japanese are you? Tick off the numbers. You bow to the bus driver. You have your daily naps on public transport. You never check your change. It is always correct. You believe that pickpockets and thieves do not exist in your country. You have a set of allergy masks ready for pollution, pollination and […]

Where Miso is King – 4 Must Try Foods in Nagoya

If you thought I was already done with Japanese food you were mightily wrong. There is so much to say about Japanese food, so much!!! And I thought, let’s start with a city that does not rank too high with first time tourists to Japan. Nagoya is not the prettiest city nor is a culinary […]

The Trouble with Tokyo Transport Is

There is no way, I will at one point start liking the Tokyo Transport system any time soon. I am utterly disappointed, shaking my head as I am writing this. Did you know that in Japan’s capital there is not only the metro and rail company but also several private rail lines connecting different places […]

My Real Life Pokémon Go in Tokyo

From Nerdvana to Hell – My Real Life Pokémon Go in Tokyo

I couldn’t believe my eyes. Kept safely in its shiny glass cage was the Pokémon game I always wanted to play (waaaay before Pokémon Go). Like in, forever! My common sense went out the window and my ferocious nerd instinct kicked in, demanding me to possess it. No, it didn’t come in ring shape. But […]

What You Should Know about Shopping in Japan and Korea

Shopping is a pretty straightforward thing. You go into a shop, look at things, possiby try on if you like and then choose to buy or not to buy. But each country has their own little twist on things, whether bartering is a national sport in some countries, such as Turkey or Morocco, and in […]

The Top 5 Seoul Districts You Need To Visit

The Top 5 Seoul Districts You Need To Visit – Take the Test

I am trying something new today. Instead of writing about all the hip Seoul districts, which you can find in any good tourist brochure or guidebook (such as mine for hikers and day strollers) I am helping to let you figure out where you should be heading to first! Especially if you only have a […]