Asia, Japan

Asia Day 61: Tokyo (Shibuya – Meiji Shrine – Okonomiyaki)

Photo of the day: Okonomiyaki bowl (before cooking) @ Sakura Tei. We decided to take it easy on our last full day in Tokyo and as a matter of fact, of our entire trip. It is crazy how time flies and it is unbelievable that we have traveled for 61 days now. Aaron and I… Continue reading Asia Day 61: Tokyo (Shibuya – Meiji Shrine – Okonomiyaki)

Asia, Japan

Asia Day 57: Kyoto (Arashiyama – Kinkaku-Ji)

Photo of the day: Arashiyama bamboo grove. Photo credit: Aaron. We were hoping to see the beauty of the Arashiyama bamboo grove but Aaron also read that it gets really busy, especially since it is the weekend; therefore, we got up early for the earliest seating for breakfast at the Ryokan at 8am. We had… Continue reading Asia Day 57: Kyoto (Arashiyama – Kinkaku-Ji)

Asia, Japan

Asia Day 53: Tokyo (Asakusa – Tokyo Sky Tree)

Photo of the day: View from Tokyo Sky Tree. We went for a ride along the Ginza Line to the terminal station of Asakusa to explore this area today. Looking through Foursquare recommendations, the place to eat here is Asakusa Unatetsu, a restaurant specializing in Eel or Unagi. When we arrived, there was surprisingly no line.… Continue reading Asia Day 53: Tokyo (Asakusa – Tokyo Sky Tree)

Asia, Thailand

Asia Day 31: Chiang Mai (Doi Suthep)

Photo of the day: Orange robes marking the Monk's Trail. Photo credit: Aaron. Today we are going to hike up Doi Suthep. Many have heard of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep but not many heard of hiking up the mountain to see it. The usual transportation method is to take a Song Thaew up, but… Continue reading Asia Day 31: Chiang Mai (Doi Suthep)

Asia, Malaysia

Malaysia II Day 9: Sandakan – KK

After a fun-filled day yesterday, we had plenty of downtime to just enjoy the amenities of the hotel today. We casually strolled downstairs to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant, then walked around the attached Harbour Mall. I was less than pleased with the shops in the mall; however. There was a billboard saying “Fashion…… Continue reading Malaysia II Day 9: Sandakan – KK