Tag: #itinerary

Looking Back on My First Trip to Tokyo in Spring

Sensoji's Thunder Gate

If Japan is not on your list of countries to visit, perhaps is time to put it there. I have been transiting at the Narita Airport multiple times over the years on my way to the US and only stepped out of the airport into Tokyo in February 2016. It was my first visit to Tokyo

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5-Day Autumn Getaway to Kyoto, Osaka & Nara Itinerary

Ninomaru Palace

Kansai region (関西地方) lies in the southern-central region of Japan. It is the cultural and historical heart of Japan, the earliest beginnings of Japanese civilisation. It is where Kyoto, Nara and Osaka are situated.  Nara was Japan’s first permanent capital (710-794) that saw the spread of Buddhism to Japan. During the Heian period (794-1185), the capital

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6-Day Autumn Vacation in Kansai, Japan

Osaka Castle

Kansai Region Travel Series – Day 0 After visiting Tokyo, Japan, for the first time early this year, I was back in Japan for another vacation. I was on a 6-day vacation in Kyoto, Osaka and Nara, part of Kansai region, in November. This trip was planned less than two weeks before we left, glad we managed

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Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City (2)

HCMC People's Committee Building Square

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) Following from my last post on visit to the Independence Palace, next to visit would be to Saigon Opera House, Central Post Office and Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica Saigon. They are situated at District 1, within a short walk away from each other. The visit at each place should

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Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City (1)

HCMC Independence Palace

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) I have been to Ho Chi Minh City multiple times but only for business. I usually stay at Sheraton Saigon at District 1, the heart of the city. It is within walking distance to most of the tourist attractions like Independence Palace, Saigon Opera House, Central Post Office and

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5-Day Getaway to Central Vietnam – Day 5 and Parting Thoughts

Da Nang Beach

Central Vietnam After spending 4 days at Central Vietnam, it was time for us to fly back to Singapore. We checked on the weather again in the morning as there was a likelihood that typhoon may hit Da Nang. Glad the weather was fine and we flew back safely as scheduled. Parting Thoughts on the Trip

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