Japan's four distinct seasons unfold different vistas of the country for travellers. While spring and autumn will stun you with breathtaking, colourful landscapes, summer will give you a chance to enjoy culture trips and join various seasonal activities hosted during vacation time. Winter gives you the opportunity to participate in traditional festivals, relax in an… Continue reading Footloose in the land of cherry blossoms – Part 3
Japan can be both touristy and tranquil during the peak season of spring and summer depending on how you plan your itinerary. After spending three days in the country, narrated in my previous blog (Part 1), we enjoyed moments of serenity inside Zen temples like Ryoan-ji in Kyoto as well as in certain secluded spots… Continue reading Footloose in the land of cherry blossoms – Part 2
The ethereal beauty of a cherry tree in full blossom tugs at the heart of even the most cynical ones among us. Despite the heavy tourist footfall during the cherry blossom, or Sakura, season, this is a must-see if Japan is on your bucket list. And no, the trip wouldn't cost you an arm and… Continue reading Footloose in the land of cherry blossoms – Part 1
No one would agree more than a traveler how important it is to take care of one's health while setting off for uncharted territories. Who can blame the body when it ceases to take orders from the mind if it is not given the care and attention that it needs? I realized it was time to… Continue reading For the Perfect Dose of Vitamin D in Winter
Indonesia, the largest archipelago country in the world with over 17,000 islands - approximately 6000 of them still uninhabited - is also a melting pot of culture. The amazing fact that the entire population of Bali, one of the most visited Indonesian islands, comprises just two percent of Balinese people does nothing to justify the strong… Continue reading Why is Indonesia Unique for Backpackers?