Yokohama happiness

There is so much to see and experience in Japan! For those who are thinking of visiting, I highly recommend a day trip to Yokohama. My saturday Yokohama extravanga highlights include: Yokohama ferris wheel Nissan global centre with open showroom Hot dog stands Cute coffee shops Kitschy bicycle stores The Pot noodle museum Amusement parks…

Universal studios Japan

I am a massive Harry Potter fan. A massive fan. So the opportunity to visit the Harry Potter world in Universal Studios Japan was not to be missed. We had read reviews online that some tourists had arrived at 8am, to be told they couldn’t enter Harry Potter world until 7pm because it was so busy. So…

Summer school in Japan

School has broken for summer in Japan, hooray! However, my school now runs an intense summer school, boo! This will actually be the busiest part of my year, so I am emotionally readying myself for the coming weeks. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying…

Books in my backpack

If you’re like me, going on a trip means more time to read. On buses, planes, beaches, trains and quiet corner cafes. One of my favourite aspects of hostels, apart from saving pennies and meeting new people, are the hostel book exchanges. Almost every hostel I have visited has a system where you can take…

#Flashback- Picture perfect Paris

I just love Paris. It is one of the most beautiful and sensational cities in Europe. The food, the art, the wine, the cheese, the books, the style. My friends and I spent a long weekend in this incredible place. Picture tipsy friends, pastries and heaps of cheese. Musée d’Orsay Musée d’Orsay was our first…

‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers

“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all” – Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886 Emily Dickinson, for days when all you want to do is hide under your bed covers and drink tea. Hope is a song bird, strong and unfailing in…

Sunday funday in Kamakura

I am now 10 weeks into my year long adventure in Japan. So far, Kamakura remains my favourite weekend spot. I am super lucky to live only one train ride away from this beach side. This sunday, the temp soared to 35 °C (95°F) in Tokyo. So we ditched the city and headed for the shore….

Foreign sky

“You are the trip I did not take, you are the pearls I could not buy, you are my blue Italian lake, you are my piece of foreign sky. You are my Honolulu moon, you are the book I did not write, you are my heart’s unuttered tune, you are a candle in my night….