TeamLab Borderless

When you are in the full flow of work, it is easy to find yourself in a rut where each weekend becomes a carbon copy of the one before. Sleep, eat and a short walk to somewhere local for a stock up. However every now and again you plan something interesting to break the routine…

Hoshinoya Karuizawa

2018 has been quite the travel year so far. The summer was a huge step for us but in all the excitement and planning I forgot to write about the little side trip we went on at the start of the year. February was the perfect opportunity for us to explore yet another of the…

Tam Coc, Ninh Binh

On the morning of our departure to Ninh Binh I woke up feeling ill. The dreaded travelling tummy problems had finally got me and to put it bluntly… I didn’t think I could make the 2 hour journey to the our next stop gracefully. Ninh Binh has rapidly become a top tourist attraction, offering the…

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Now I am not going to lie and say that leaving the safety and cleanliness of Singapore to jet off to Cambodia wasn’t a little nerve-racking. Just like Bangkok, a range of thoughts were trailing through my mind on the short 2hr flight to Siem Reap, about the water, getting ill, what would I eat?…

Singapore

After a short 2hr 30min flight from Bangkok, we arrived in Singapore. Straight away there was a clear difference in the feel of the place. Immigration was slower but seeing more food and drink from home was a pleasant surprise. Immigration was so slow that when we finally got through, our luggage was off the…

Hawaii

When I compare 2017 to the last three years it has been the quietest yet. We have had the fewest visitors, done the least amount of travelling and things have been… well, normal. That doesn’t mean to say it has been boring and actually I am quite proud of some of the things we have…

KAI Atami – My Mini Summer Break in Autumn!

Since staying at Hoshinoya Fuji last February, the Hoshinoya hotels and their sister hotels  ‘KAI’ have been on my radar for some time. This October break I found a great deal at KAI Atami and with the husband busy at work, I asked Mrs. F if she fancied a trip! Thankfully she said yes! We…

The Quirky Side of Japan…

As stated in my very first post, this blog is designed to be a diary of my time in Japan. A way of remembering every little detail no matter how small. Flicking through some old photos, I have realised that there are many things I have encountered or experienced that for some reason just never…

Hotel Edit- Yokohama

I don’t usually write about specific hotels but as my blog is a diary for myself, then keeping a record of some particularly good hotels may add to the memory. Who knows! My first ever ‘Hotel’ feature is about Hotel Edit in Yokohama. It is a small business hotel that has a real modern feel….

Cabin Hotels and World Heritage Sites!

I start pretty much all of my blog entries with a reflection on how my life is continually changing whilst living here. And it is true, it is. It is impossible to go through life and not change. Being in Japan has no real bearing on that fact but it does seem to have impacted…