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shopping in kyoto and osaka 0

Posted on January 01, 2009 by dorisch

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In the last few weeks, my little boy had been telling me how much he wanted to be back in Japan again! I find myself liking kyoto and osaka a little more than tokyo. Tokyo can be very crowded in certain places and though kyoto isn’t that big in terms of land space, it is a very pretty city.

Shopping in kyoto and osaka is just as great. You can find a wide array of cultural and most modern stuff all in one place! From shopping for sexy lingerie to japanese silk to the latest electronic gadgets, you can count on a wide choice of styles and designs in kyoto and osaka. Let me just warn you that if you are geared to shop in any japan city, make sure you bring enough cash and put on good walk shoes. Be expected to shop for hours in the busy malls and be ready for the tight crowds during the weekends.

Take a trip to kyoto and osaka, you won’t be disappointed.

travel light in tokyo 0

Posted on November 23, 2008 by dorisch

Did I tell you that I’m in tokyo? This is our third day in tokyo and my, this place is  amazing! We walked so much and sat in the train so much but I think I’m getting better each time!

First of all, I must tell you that if you are planning to come to tokyo and you are not planning to join any tour – do your research properly. Tokyo is not a difficult place to get around but it isn’t as easy as some other countries like europe and australia or even singapore. The main barrier is the language and you really need to do your travel research to ensure a smooth and happy vacation!

If possible, get a good and light luggage as you will be planning transferring from train to train, subway to subway. Within each train line, there are many steps to climb in some stations so a light luggage can make things easier.

Since this is only our third day, I will be posting more when I find time. For now, I gotta go to bed as we are taking an early train to Hakone tomorrow… I can’t wait to visit Hakone Ginyu – it better be good!

put on your good walking shoes 0

Posted on November 19, 2008 by dorisch

It’s been a very busy week for me, as I prepare for our family vacation to Tokyo, Hong Kong and Macau. This looks like a ‘busy trip’ for us – full itinerary, that’s what I mean.

Whenever we go on family vacations, hubby and myself tend to choose walking more than taxis, unless it’s a place like Australia where we need to drive more than walk. But when you travel to places like Tokyo, HOng Kong and especially macau, they say – be ready to walk! I believe this is great for those who are fighting weight loss issues since they wouldn’t need to take any fat burners during their trip – lol!

I am now deciding which shoes to bring along so that I can walk for great distances without getting sore feet and leg cramps. Looking for good walking shoes for your next walking itinerary, check out the FREE SHIPPING at TheWalkingCompany.com with $100 purchase.

my late posting 0

Posted on June 26, 2008 by dorisch

Oh dear, I didn’t even know that my last post was more than a week ago! Blame it on my work load and the upcoming programs in July and August, plus the political and economic stability at this moment. I need to work harder so that we can have a stress-free and enjoyable year end vacation in November.

Though we are still set to visit Tokyo and possibly Sapporo, I still can’t get my mind off the beaches and familiar places in down under. I really miss Australia 🙁 Perhaps I should check out my life insurance rates to find out if there is any premium added for my account. Australia or Japan – I guess it doesn’t matter – as long as I get to go out and breathe some ‘fresh’ air. I know Tokyo’s air probably won’t be that fresh but a trip to hot springs destination, Hakone should put that into perspective.



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