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TRAVEL MASTERPOST

Here’s a complete list of every post on places I’ve visited around the world:

B U D A P E S T // H U N G A R Y

PART 1

PART 2

PART 3

T O K Y O // J A P A N

Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo

Yoyogi Park

Ikebukuro

Shibuya

Meiji Jingu

Tokyo Disney Sea- Part 1

Tokyo Disney Sea- Part 2

Tokyo Disney Sea- Part 3

ARTNIA Cafe

Tokyo Tower

Capcom Bar

Odaiba

Free! Cafe

The Imperial Palace

Intro to Asakusa and Conveyor Belt Sushi

Ueno Park, Harajuku’s Owl Cafe and Shibuya’s Movie Bar

Tokyo Skytree

O S A K A // J A P A N

Osaka Castle

Kaiyukan Aquarium

Dotonburi

K Y O T O // J A P A N

Cloudy Afternoon in Kyoto

Arashiyama

Kinkaku-Ji

Fushimi Inari Shrine

H I R O S H I M A // J A P A N 

Hiroshima – Peace Park, Memorials and Museums

Miyajima Part 1

Miyajima Part 2

O S L O // N O R W A Y

Oslo Part 1

Oslo Part 2:The Royal Palace and Vigeland Park

Oslo Part 3: Holmenkollen

Oslo Part 4: Bygdoy Peninsula

Oslo Part 5: Akershus Castle + Fortress

Oslo Part 6: Oslo Opera House

S T O C K H O L M // S W E D E N

KOH PHANGAN – STOCKHOLM’S GLOW IN THE DARK THAI RESTAURANT

THE ROAD TO GAMLA STAN – STOCKHOLM’S OLD TOWN

GAMLA STAN – STOCKHOLM’S OLD TOWN

MUSEUM OF MEDIEVAL STOCKHOLM // SNOW COVERED TREKS

STOCKHOLM’S DECORATED METRO SYSTEM

ICE BAR + AIFUR VIKING RESTAURANT


L I V E R P O O L // U N I T E D  K I N G D O M

ExDirectory | Liverpool’s Secret Bar

Docks by night

OH ME OH MY // GOODNESS GRACIOUS

Staycation #1

Staycation #2

Staycation #3

Yard Bird

The Liverpool Guide: Views

L O N D O N // U N I T E D  K I N G D O M

Best Ramen in London

Crosstown Doughnuts

24 hours a Londoner

A Week a Londoner

A Month a Londoner

2 Months a Londoner

6 Months a Londoner

20 Fenchurch Street’s Sky Garden

Greenwich Park + the Royal Observatory

Christmas in London

London

P A R I S // F R A N C E

Paris

M I L A N // I T A L Y

DUOMO DI MILANO – PART 1

DUOMO DI MILANO – PART 2

NAVIGLI CANALS

TERAZZA APEROL

BAR LUCE

L A K E  C O M O // I T A L Y

COMO

T H E  E D E N  P R O J E C T / / U N I T E D  K I N G D O M

THE EDEN PROJECT, ST AUSTELL

S K E L L I G  M I C H A E L / / R E P U B L I C   O F   I R E L A N D

Real Life Star Wars – Skellig Michael, Ireland

H E L S I N K I  / / F I N L A N D

72 Hours in Helsinki, Finland

T A L L I N N / / E S T O N I A

Exploring an Abandoned Olympic Stadium in Tallinn, Estonia

Tallin’s Fairytale Old Town

How to Spend a Day in Alternative Tallinn, Estonia

R I G A / / L A T V I A

What to do in Riga, Latvia

S I A U L I A I / / L I T H U A N I A

The Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

V I L N I U S / / L I T H U A N I A

Snapshots of Vilnius, Lithuania

V E R O N A / / I T A L Y

7 Things to do in Verona, Italy 

E D I N B U R G H / / S C O T L A N D

11 Things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland

N E R J A / / S P A I N

Nerja, Spain

L I S B O N / / P O R T U G A L

LX Factory: Lisbon’s Alternative Tourist Scene

Lisbon’s Top Street Art

Three of the Best Views in Lisbon

L I M A / / P E R U

Lima, Peru. What To Do in 48 Hours

N A Z C A / / P E R U

Nazca, Peru. You have to fly over the Nazca Lines

Exploring Nazca Desert’s Ancient History

A R E Q U I P  A / / P E R U

Why Arequipa is a must visit in Peru

C O L C A / / P E R U

The World’s Deepest Canyon – Colca is a must visit

C U S C O / / P E R U

Cusco and Ollantaytambo – Pre-Trek Cities

M A C H U  P I C C H U / / P E R U

Hiking the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu – Part One

Hiking the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu – Part Two

Hiking the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu – Part Three

Visiting Machu Picchu – The most beautiful sight in Peru

 

Coming when I get my shit together….

L O S  A N G E L E S / / C A L I F O R N I A

S A N  F R A N C I S C O / / C A L I F O R N I A

L A S  V E G A S / / N E V A D A

T H E  G R A N D  C A N Y O N / / A R I Z O N A

P O R T L A N D / / O R E G O N

S E A T T L E / / W A S H I N G T O N

P R A G U E / / C Z E C H  R E P U B L I C

H O N G   K O N G / / H O N G  K O N G  S A R

N E W  Z E A L A N D

S I N G A P O R E

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Fushimi Inari Shrine

Welcome to the world famous Fushimi Inari shrine!

The photograph above is taken right outside the JR Inari station – the shrine is literally opposite the station! Perfect!

Fushimi Inari shrine is famous for its thousands of read torii gates (like the above) lining Mount Inari! There are estimates of over 10,000 gates in total, it’s insane.

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Kinkaku-ji

Today we are off to Kinkaku-ji, the golden pavilion!

Kinkaku-ji, an extravagant Zen Buddhist temple, is one of Japan’s premier tourists spots.

Now, getting to Kinkaku-ji is surprisingly hard. There are no train lines to it, or nearby really, and taxis can be expensive, so we ended up on a bus, which was extremely crowded, and Japanese bus etiquette is not what I’m used to.

Unlike London buses, on which you board at the front and exit from the middle, you board from the middle and exit from the front. When a bus is crowded, this is not easy at all! This bus was the single most cramped experience of my life, and I have used the Tube at rush hour with suitcases and bags a lot

You also pay as you get off, we bought a day rider pass, and I paid for it incorrectly by putting my money where everyone else put their’s, but you don’t for a day pass? I felt pretty embarrassed, but hey ho we had made it.

Make sure to research your way to and from Kinkaku-ji, this is a time that having mobile data really paid off.

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Cloudy Afternoon in Kyoto

Welcome to the first of my Kyoto posts! We visited Kyoto twice whilst staying in Osaka!

It’s only a 30 minute train from Osaka to Kyoto, covered by your JR Pass! You can hop the bullet train just down the road! Amazing!

We only spent an afternoon in Kyoto, and as the weather was a bit rubbish, we just pottered about and headed to yet another Pokemon Center! Our second day was amazingly packed, so the next couple of Japan posts will be focused on all of that!

And one thing to note: Japan’s public transport system is incredible and so user friendly…except for Kyoto. It was incredibly difficult, but we’ll come to that in due course.

Kyoto is so typically Japanese, which makes sense as it is the former capital of Japan before Tokyo.

It’s also an anagram of Tokyo! I have no clue if that’s intentional or not, but Futurama taught me that years ago and I have never forgotten it.

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