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I Wish I had Known This Before Backpacking Japan on the Cheap (in 2018)

I Wish I had Known This Before Backpacking Japan on the Cheap

I thought backpacking Japan would go just as smoothly as travelling New Zealand: Just going with the flow and basically winging the entire trip. Japan is not as backpacker friendly and attuned to the backpacker community and as a result, some prior planning is necessary. That being said, there are a lot of conveniences that […]

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How to Plan Your Visit to the Fuji Shibazakura Festival

How to Plan Your Visit to the Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Everyone loves the cherry blossoms season in Japan but little do people know that there is a smaller festival of similar epic proportions: The Fuji Shibazakura Festival (富士芝桜まつり, Fuji Shibazakura Matsuri). However, instead of pink petals in the trees, the ground at the base of Mount Fuji is covered with colourful moss phlox. There is […]

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3 Day Itinerary for Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Surroundings

3 Day Itinerary for Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Surroundings

When visiting the North of Thailand, you cannot skip the two major cities. And don’t match them against on another, Chiang Mai vs Chiang Rai. They are worth a visit in their own right. Plus, you can easily combine them in your itinerary as they are located reasonably close together, local buses go regularly, and […]

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Where to Best Admire the Japanese Wisteria Gardens in 2018

Where to Admire the Japanese Wisteria Gardens

If you are travelling Japan during spring, especially wisteria season, there is no way you can miss out on a visit to a Japanese wisteria gardens. You have seen pictures online and they are even more stunning in real life! Whether durin the day with their soft colours or brightly lit at night, the Japanese […]

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