Couchsurfing

Sakura Matsuri in Gion

Wouldn’t it be great if you could travel the world for free? Well, you kinda can. Couchsurfing.org is a website that hooks you up with hosts who are willing to share their homes with you, and gives you the chance to give back to the travel community in the form of your spare bed. My […]

Tokyo for beginners

Harajuku Girls

Tokyo is a bit daunting on the first go. The place names have a lot of syllables and there are many railway lines going everywhere. Do not trust Google Maps to help you either. There’s usually more than one place with the same name i.e. Tsurumaki. I Googled it, trusted the map and ended up in […]

Japanese love affair

You know when you first fall in love with someone and all you see is similarities between you and your beloved? It’s like that with me and Japan. Every day I discover new things we have in common. Oh you’re a coffee addict too? You like weird craft? You’re not really into gluten and lactose […]

Alone in Kyoto

Harajuku

Confession time: I have never been overseas alone. I am a little worried about my upcoming trip to Japan. Not only am I going it alone, I am not joining a tour, meeting a friend or doing anything that has been planned for me. I  am just showing up. I have booked my first night of […]