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…

A Nervous Traveller in Bangkok!

Soon after planning our holiday travelling to 4 parts of south-east Asia over three weeks, I wrote a post titled “A Time to Travel…”. It was here I stated how I wanted see more of the countries that we visit on a more personal level instead of ‘window shopping’ through the safety of a 4…

Cafe Reissue and Hotel Graphy.

I always feel that I have a world of great cafes, restaurants and hotels on my doorstep that I am not taking advantage of so I decided to do some research and make a list of some places to visit this break. The first was a cafe I saw on an instagram account @taramilktea called…

Time to Travel…

I am always thinking about my next holiday and as such I have started reading a lot of travel blogs but they are all written by people who are either back packers with a “passion for travel” and have found ways to leave their homes to live a life of eternal exploration or they are…

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

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…

An Unexpected Chapter in History- Trapped between North Korea and USA

Living in Japan has always felt a safe haven, worlds away from the terror threats in Europe and all other atrocities happening across the globe. However, my safe bubble on the magical islands of Far East Asia appears to have a puncture, slowly deflating with each and every verbal display of power launched between North…

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…