Hong Kong & Macau 2014: Day 5 Macau Spectacular Part 3

DAY 5 (CON'T) Back with more travel entries after a short break in writing over the festive season. Picking up from where I last left off, we continued our stroll. Very crowded as it is a Sunday. I also noted mutiple branches of Koi Kee (where we brought our almond biscuits from earlier before lunch) … Continue reading Hong Kong & Macau 2014: Day 5 Macau Spectacular Part 3

Hong Kong & Macau 2014: Day 5 Macau Spectacular Part 2

DAY 5 (CON'T) Officially stepping foot into Macau territory. We got a bit confused/dis-oriented upon reaching Macau due to having to go through Customs. At the Ferry Terminal, there are separate counters and quenes for HK/China Residents and Other Overseas Visitors (like myself). The Customs check did take a while due to the large weekend … Continue reading Hong Kong & Macau 2014: Day 5 Macau Spectacular Part 2

Japan 2013: Day 8 Last Moments In Kyoto & Back To Tokyo Part 2

DAY 8 (CON'T) Stepping into the main hall and the autumn foliage that overlooks from the verandas at the main hall. A view of the famed veranda. You may be able to spot a tiny speck right amongst the clear blue sky - that is Kyoto Tower in the distance! Close up of the buildings … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 8 Last Moments In Kyoto & Back To Tokyo Part 2

Japan 2013: Day 7 Kyoto Part 2

DAY 7 (CON'T) Having the JR Pass meant that I was able to take the JR Sagano Line to Saga-Arashiyama Station (6 stops from Kyoto Station) without having to buy addtional subway and bus passes. Being the peak season, plus Arashiyama being a popular autumn foliage spot, the trains were all packed to the brim. … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 7 Kyoto Part 2

Japan 2013: Day 6 Next Up – Kyoto! Part 2

DAY 6 (CON'T) Did not manage to find a nice place anywhere for a post lunch drink/dessert. Popped my head out of level 10/11 of the building (The Cube) and saw that there was an outdoor area with escalators leading right back down to the train station ...... Decided to head up to the observation … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 6 Next Up – Kyoto! Part 2

Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 4

DAY 4 (CON'T) Cutting through the Naramachi district whilst on route to Gango-ji.  Actually the map does not state Naramachi, it only indicates to keep walking straight. Only realised when writing this now that the district that I passed through was actually Naramachi 😛 More on Naramachi here - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4108.html. The former merchant district of … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 4

Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 3

DAY 4 (CON'T) Finished my tour on the main hall in around 1/2 hour. A picture from my Instragram - fortune papers tied to the wooden rail right outside the main hall. Leaving Todaiji behind ...... A side gate that supposedly leads to Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Seemed like a long walk and so decided to … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 3

Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 2

DAY 4 (CON'T) Decided to take the bus rather than walk (which will take around 30 min) as I felt a bit lazy to walk. Before I go on for the itinerary for the rest of the afternoon, here is some background information on Nara. http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2165.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nara,_Nara Nara was the original or rather 'old' capital … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 4 Osaka & Nara Day Trip Part 2

Japan 2013: Day 3 Hiroshima & Miyajima Part 4

DAY 3 (CON'T) Reached Miyajima after a short 10 min ferry ride. Never realised it was this fast 😛 First of the many deers on the island itself ...... Talking the walk straight to my next destination - Itsukushima Shrine. Some sights along the way ...... Hiroshima mainland (view from the shoreline) ...... Spotted a … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 3 Hiroshima & Miyajima Part 4

Japan 2013: Day 3 Hiroshima & Miyajima Part 2

DAY 3 (CON'T) Start of the walk through the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ...... Taking the sightseeing bus turned out to be an excellent choice as the bus-stop is right at the entrance of the park, and the A-Bomb Dome (Formal Name is Hiroshima Peace Memorial, more commonly known as Atomic Bomb Dome or Genkaku … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 3 Hiroshima & Miyajima Part 2