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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

Backpacking Tips, Destinations, Japan, Japan, Travel tips

Must do activities in and around Tokyo: visiting a famous shopping district and taking a fascinating ferry ride

For my spring tour of Japan, I chose Osaka and Tokyo as my home bases for visiting noteworthy places in Honshu Island during the cherry blossom season. Since it was a short trip (less than two weeks), I mostly adhered to a carefully curated itinerary that offered me a glimpse of Japan's traditional culture while… Continue reading Must do activities in and around Tokyo: visiting a famous shopping district and taking a fascinating ferry ride

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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

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Backpacking Tips, Cheap accommodation, Solo Backpacking, Travel hacks, Travel tips

5 backpacking myths busted!

Anyone freshly bitten by the wanderlust bug often develops certain preconceived notions before setting off to exotic places on a shoestring budget. Research will definitely equip you with a lot of data on how to go about it. However, while some of that information may be accurate, much of it could be quite misleading. Backpacking… Continue reading 5 backpacking myths busted!

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India, Solo Backpacking, Travel tips

Must-see places in South Andaman

For a traveler used to more organised travel destinations, Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Indian Ocean might seem laid-back and underdeveloped at first. There is also a lack of reliable source of up-to-date information to navigate around this archipelago that is actually a part of India. This makes one's visit all the more charming,… Continue reading Must-see places in South Andaman