Backpacking Tips, Destinations, Experiences, Japan, Travel tips

Day Trips to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka

The historical cities of Kyoto and Nara, both erstwhile capitals of Japan during different eras, can be best covered as day trips from Osaka by train. You will find most of the attractions within walking distance from each other in both cities, perfect day out for tourists and locals alike. During my two-week tour of… Continue reading Day Trips to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka

Destinations, Experiences, Japan, Japan

Hokkaido: Hot spring town and the charming world of musical toys

My trip to Hokkaido was the final part of a two-week tour of Japan during the cherry blossom season. I covered most of Honshu in 10 days (yeah, it was a packed schedule as I wanted to cover as much as possible!) before taking the bullet train (Shinkansen) from Sendai to Hokkaido. Although I had… Continue reading Hokkaido: Hot spring town and the charming world of musical toys

Destinations, Experiences, Japan, Travel hacks

Hiroshima and Miyajima in a day

After spending four days in Japan visiting Osaka and surrounding areas, I set off for Hiroshima and Miyajima from Osaka on Day 5. After a simple breakfast at the hostel, I made my way towards Shin-Osaka station with my travel companions. This was the day when our JR Pass got activated based on the information… Continue reading Hiroshima and Miyajima in a day

Destinations, Experiences, Japan, Japan, Travel tips

48 hours in Tokyo city

Tokyo is a city that can be perceived and enjoyed in numerous ways, depending on your interests as well as the amount of time you have at your disposal. While spring keeps you enthralled with cherry blossoms, or Sakura, and Hanami (Sakura festival), autumn and winter give completely different perspectives of the city. It is… Continue reading 48 hours in Tokyo city

Elias church Suzdal Russia
Experiences, Russia, Solo Backpacking

Is Suzdal worth visiting?

It is often said that Russia is like a never ending fairytale. With its charming landscapes and undeniably vivid cultural heritage, every village and town has something to offer to the curious traveller struck by wanderlust. For someone who is interested in getting a glimpse of Russia during the middle ages, the Golden Ring, as… Continue reading Is Suzdal worth visiting?