Kyoto Itinerary #5 (Part One): [OSAKA] Sumiyoshi Taisha, Kuromon Market

Tuesday 14 January 2020: Today was the day I planned to take a quick trip from Kyoto to Osaka because the weather forecast promised clear skies and sunshine. I know many people will be curious as to why I chose to stay in Kyoto and then do a day trip to Osaka instead of the…

Kyoto Itinerary #4: Fushimi Inari, Kurama Onsen

Monday 13 January 2019: Within the blink of an eye, it's day four and my main destination for the day was none other than... Fushimi Inari! Famous for its seemingly never-ending red tori gates, I decided to visit this site once more. The last time I was there, it was the height of summer and…

Self Love: A journey that never ends

I was struck with inspiration to write this post after watching a particular video late last night. "Meet The Korean Girl Who Survived 95% Burns" by Asian Boss somehow appeared on my recommended videos on Youtube. I was curious about this lady's story, so I clicked. After watching the entire video, the one thing that…

Kyoto Itinerary #3: Kinkakuji, Chion-In, Nishiki

Sunday 12 January 2020: Since the weather forecast predicted that today would be interspersed with a couple of showers throughout the day, I decided to explore the areas near where I was staying for greater ease and convenience. The main destinations were: Kinkakuji temple, Chion-In temple, Nishiki market, and the major shopping streets. My plan…

Kyoto Itinerary #1: KIX, Kiyomizu Dera, Ninenzaka&Sannenzaka

Friday 10 January 2020: My flight landed in Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) at approximately 8:30AM and I did the usual stuff such as going through customs and then collecting my luggage. Had a slight panic moment whilst at the baggage collection area because: 1. I took another person's luggage on my first try, but thankfully…

Reasons why : Kyoto and learning foreign languages

This post will be dedicated to explaining the reasons why I chose Kyoto out of all other places and my views about learning the language of the country we intend to visit. Kyoto - this is a place that I have visited twice before my solo travel. The first was in December 2016 during our…