Robot Restaurant – Nerdy Nightlife
Exploring Hiroshima: Japan’s Horrific History
Welcome to my brand new blog series – Nerdy Nightlife! As a lover of all things nerd, as well as all things drunk, I wanted to chronicle the best after-dark hangouts for all us travel nerds. This time round, we’re at the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo! You think of Japan, you think of Tokyo. […]
Temple Hopping on Koya-san: All you need to know!
Exploring Japan’s history is usually filled with castles, temples and shrines from a by-gone era, and with the beauty all around you, it can be easy to forget the country’s more recent tragedies. I went exploring Hiroshima recently to discover more about the effects of war on this island nation. Wherever you go, it’s important to […]
Temple stay on Koya-san : Finding Inner Peace
Koyasan, or Mount Koya, is known across Japan as being the most sacred spot for Buddhism in the country. So any visit up the mountain needs to be filled with temples, and religion. But, what’s the best way to see all the big spots in just one day? Read my guide to temple hopping on […]
Rabbit Island – More than just fluffy bunnies
What’s on your bucket list? I managed to tick off one of my top things recently with a temple stay on Koya-san in Japan. Koya-san is the holiest spot in Japan for esoteric buddhism, so it really was the perfect place for my temple stay experience! Why Temple Stay? Staying in a temple is a […]
Hana Hostel Hiroshima: The Perfect Base
After being in Japan for nearly two years, I had already heard of millions (or, more accurately, tens) of amazingly adorable places I needed to explore. At the very top of this list was the one, the only – Rabbit Island. Rabbit Island – real name Okunoshima – is an island in the Seto inland sea, in […]
My Liebster Award Post – Finding New Blogs!
For my recent trip to Hiroshima, I wanted to find a good hostel that could be my base for 3 days of exploring and adventuring in and around the city. That hostel was Hana Hostel Hiroshima. I chose it because I know the brand well. They have hostels in many cities across Japan, including my […]
Teaching English Abroad – A Tale of Two Countries
I was nominated for the lovely Liebster award recently! If you don’t know, this is an award that is passed around brand new bloggers like myself to help them get on their feet! I was nominated by Scrapbook Journeys, who runs a travel and lifestyle blog. I love reading her posts, and gazing at her […]
Teaching English abroad is a great way to fund your travels, but the experience can differ greatly from country to country. I have only taught English in two countries; Nepal and Japan. Each country has its pulls and its drawbacks for teaching, and I’m here to share them with you today. Nepal As part of […]