Japan : Mountain of Happiness – the Konpirasan @ Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku しあわせさん、こんぴらさん

If you are travelling in Shikoku region, you are mostly likely an advance traveller who loved to see some other local hidden gems in Japan beside Asakusa 浅草 (Tokyo) or Arashiyama 嵐山 (Kyoto). Konpiransan also known Kotohira-gu (金刀比羅宮) is a place you should not missed.  It is so important that it is a place that many Japanese …

Japan Ryokan Review : Experience Onsen, Futon Bed on Tatami Floor, The Sliding Paper Door, Ryokan Dinner in Yukata Robe, Manga Corner & Karaoke, all in Yukai Resort Dogo Saichoraku at Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku

We stayed a night at Matsuyama city and our hotel booked very near to the main attraction; Dogo Onsen, Dogo Onsen Shopping streets and Dogo Train Station. Within walking distance is about 10 mins. The hotel is called Yukai Resort Dogo Saichoraku. Japan Ryokan Style Japan offer several type of accommodation in both Japanese and …

Japan : Shimanami Kaido – The Cyclist Paradise & Interview with an Experienced Cyclist in Shimanami Kaido, Lynn who is also my school mate.

Understand what is Shimanami Kaido島波海道 Shimanami Kaido is a spectacular 60-70 kilometer road-and-bridge network connecting Japan’s main island of Honshu with Shikoku, passing over 6 small islands in the Seto Inland Sea 瀬戸内海. The starting point of Shimanami Kaido is in Honshu 本州 Island in Onomichi 尾道 city and end at Imabari 今治 City in …

Japan Shikoku : Thousand Years olds Hot Springs – Dogo Onsen Honkan & “Botchan” Natsume Soseki at Matsuyama. Top 16 things not to be missed!

Matsuyama city Ehime Prefecture Shikoku 松山 愛媛県 四国 Matsuyama is the largest city in Shikuko island and also the capital of Ehime Prefecture. Tourists from everywhere rushed here to take a bath in the oldest hot springs – Dogo Onsen and visit the Botchan Train. 1. Dogo Onsen 道後温泉 The wooden public bathhouse is oldest bathhouse in Japan, date …

Japan Shikoku : The most spectacular view on the Shimanami Kaido @ Kirosan Observatory Park, Imabari

Shimanami Kaido Shimanami Kaido is a spectacular 60-kilometer road-and-bridge network connecting Japan’s main island of Honshu with Shikoku, passing over 6 small islands in the Seto Inland Sea 瀬戸内海. The startng point of Shimanami Kaido is in Honshu 本州 Island in Onomichi 尾道 city and end at Imabari 今治 City in Shikoku 四国 Island. Shimanami Kaido will link …

Myanmar : A peek into a daily life of a monk in Bago Monk School – Kya Kha Wain Kyaung Monastery

There are about 500,000 Buddhist monks in Myanmar and over 1000 monastic schools which providing primary and secondary education to more than 100,000 Myanmar children. During my Bago day trip (Bago is about 2 hour from Yangon, former capital of Myanmar), I was able to see one of the monastic school. Kha Khat Wain Kyaung Monastery …

Japan Southwest Honshu / Chugoku : Cat Alley of Onomichi Town, Hiroshima

Onomichi 尾道 is literally translated as “tail road” After we touched down in Hiroshima Airport, we drove directly to the southwest Honshu, a small town called Onomichi. This is a hilly port city which is famous due to a famous drama called 東京物語 (Tokyo Monogatari) which was filmed here. And also well-known for it cats …

Myanmar : The Golden Palace in Bago – Kanbawzathadi Palace

Kanbawzathadi Palace is the must see place if you are a fan of majestic palaces and royal constructions. It is located in Bago city, the old capital of Myanmar which is less than 2 hour drive from Yangon. If you are visiting Yangon, Bago is highly recommended for a day trip and there are few …

Yangon : Raining outdoor, no problem! Go visit the 5 storey National Museum of Myanmar!

Why visit National Museum of Yangon? Museum may not for everyone when they travel but since it was raining outside, we decided to have some indoor activities and that would be the National Museum of Myanmar. I am not a museum lover too but when the weather did not permit us to play outside, well …

Xinjiang : Top 6 places to visit in Turpan /吐鲁番

Turpan is one of the important city along Silk Road, located in Xinjiang. It is quite a unique city which is located in the Turpan Basin at the depth of 154 m below sea level, surrounded by deserts and mountains. Turpan is also the hottest city in China and also the driest places in the …