10 Things You Don’t Expect When Visiting Japan

Did you know that the shoes sizes in Japan are completely different from what we are used to and the local phones are unable to turn off the camera sound? Keep reading and find out why. Did yo knowPeople Dress Very Conservatively – Japanese women dress very conservatively. Women will wear dresses and skirts that go past their knees and are very flowy. Their shoulders … Continue reading 10 Things You Don’t Expect When Visiting Japan

The Bartizan Galle: A Step Back in Time

The Bartizan Hotel encapsulates what Galle is famous for – it’s colonial past. The building was  an old Dutch structure that has now been carefully renovated to a boutique hotel while keeping the original architectural elements intact. Perched peacefully at the edge of the Indian ocean, it felt like stepping back in time, somewhere where life was going on a slower pace. We stayed in … Continue reading The Bartizan Galle: A Step Back in Time

Going on a 12 hour trek in Sapa when you hate trekking

Sapa is a small rural town located in northern Vietnam, famous for its many, many rice fields, breath-taking mountainous range and relaxed atmosphere. After a long bus journey from Hanoi, I was greeted by a vivid sunrise as I stepped off the bus into Sapa. Unsure what to do or where to go though I was happy to finally stretch my legs. There were several … Continue reading Going on a 12 hour trek in Sapa when you hate trekking