In the north of Kyoto stands a beautiful Zen temple covered in gold leaf. This temple goes under many different names including Kinkaku (meaning golden pavilion), Rokuon-ji Temple or Kinkaku-ji Temple. It is one of the absolute highlights of Kyoto. One you cannot miss, especially during your first visit to this ancient yet modern city. […]
Japan is known for many things. Sushi, sumo wrestling, calligraphy, karaoke and of course, kimonos. These beautiful and iconic robes come in countless eye-catching colours and patterns. What if I tell you, you can wear one when you’re in Japan! And renting a kimono isn’t even that expensive. When we travelled through Japan for two […]
In the south of Kyoto lays the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha. Dedicated to the Shinto God of rice, Fushimi Inari is a must-visit when in Kyoto. Thousands of vermilion torii gates lead you through the magical forest of Mount Inari.
Travelling with valuable trading cards (like Magic the Gathering or Pokemon) can be a bit stressful. Especially if you’re travelling by plane. You want to make sure they stay safe and don’t get damaged. My boyfriend and I recently travelled from Eindhoven to Manchester with 2000+ Magic The Gathering cards (massive thanks to Maud and […]
When I grew up in a little village in the south of the Netherlands, Eindhoven was my main big city. 20 minutes by car (or 50 by bus) and you’d be right in the city centre. It naturally became the place where my friends and I would go shopping, watch the latest films in the […]
Planning to travel by train in the Netherlands? Here is a full guide on how to buy tickets and how to use them. Find out if the OV-card (the public transport smart card) is worth getting during your trip and how to get discounted tickets.
A trip to Japan can turn out to be pretty expensive. Let’s face it, it’s not the cheapest country in Asia to visit… But you don’t have to rely on re-mortgaging your house in order to make your dream-trip to Japan. As I’ve mentioned in my Japan Budget Breakdown, we spent about £2000 on 16 […]
Last month I finally spent a day in Sheffield! Even though I have been living in Manchester for almost five years, I’ve never taken the short train journey to explore this city. Luckily, my lovely friend Laura lived in Sheffield for 3 years and took the day to show me her favourite spots. Who would […]
Tokyo – one of my favourite cities in the world. Six days is definitely not enough to see everything this amazing metropolis has to offer – but it’s a great start. To find out where to go, what to see and what’s worth your time, I’ve made this 6 day Tokyo itinerary to give you some guidance.