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2016 Travel Round Up & Destinations for 2017

Where I’ve Been Travelling in 2016 At the start of 2016 I made a promise myself to do more, see more, live more. I already had big hopes and was feeling optimistic. With my best friend living on the other side of the world in Hong Kong for the past two years, it was somewhere both myself and Luke wanted to experience with them living there before they left to…

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Tokyo and Hong Kong Stationery Haul

Stationery Obsessive It’s no denying that being a designer comes hand in hand with being a stationery obsessive. I use various pens and notebooks on a daily basis, as well as being a blogger. And lets face it, everyone loves a pretty notebook right? They’re just so hard to resist, I find myself stock piling them then never using them because I want whatever I write in them to be…

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Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku

Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant In the heart of Shinjuku, you’ll find Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant. It’s not hard to miss. In fact it has one of the biggest glaring neon signs in the area, not to mention the two giant robots outside. This really is something that I can only describe as being utterly mad. It pretty summed up all of my experiences of Tokyo into one. Think of the most glitter,…

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How to Spend 72 Hours in Tokyo

Shrines & Gardens You can easily see almost everything in Tokyo within 72 hours. We visited for four days and three nights, but one of the day was completely lost by travel there and back between Tokyo and Hong Kong. The cheaper flights are often very early in the morning, or late at night, so prepare to factor that into your plans if going between the two. Tokyo is not…

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Visiting Shinjuku Gyoen Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden The Shinjuku Gyoen Garden is definitely one of the most beautiful we came across in Tokyo. In the top ten of all Tokyo guides and recommendations for the area of Shinjuku, I can see why. It seemed a whole other world from that heart of Shinjuku, alive with neon lights, where we were staying. The gardens themselves are consisted of different themes. From English landscape, French,…

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Visting Sensōji Temple, Tokyo & How to Read Your Fortune

Sensōji Temple Arguably one of the biggest temples in Tokyo, Sensōji Temple is located in Asakusa. It’s one of Tokyo’s most colourful and popular temples, be sure to go early to get the best photographs and views before all the crowds appear. The temple was completed in 645 (yes really!) making it Tokyo’s oldest temple. Built in respect for the goddess of Kannon, the temple’s grounds are really quite beautiful.…

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Top Things to Do in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Arriving in Tokyo We landed in Tokyo at 3am following a short four-hour journey from Hong Kong. Nothing prepared us for Japan. I became accustomed to the multi-lingual Hong Kong, with almost all the signs also in English. Tokyo airport was our first stark realisation that things weren’t going to be quite so simple. After taking an hour to figure out how to leave the airport and get onto the…

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