Akihabara is an area of Tokyo well known to lovers of games, anime and the Tokyo shopping scene. I've been lucky enough to spend a few days in Tokyo and every visit to Akihabara feels like the excitement of opening presents on Christmas morning - you don't know what you're gonna get but it might … Continue reading Is Akihabara the coolest place in the world?
There are 177 canals in Venice. It isn't surprising then to know that the best only way to get around the city is by boat (or by foot if you fancy traipsing around using the 400-odd bridges). There are gondalas, buses and speedboats at a tourist's disposal to navigate the bluey green waters of this … Continue reading The best thing to do in Venice that almost no one knows about
In 2018 I was fortunate enough to visit Japan twice and, on the first trip, we spent three nights in Kyoto. This old city was once the capital of Japan and is well known for its traditional temples, tea houses and geisha. For these reasons, Kyoto can feel like a journey back in time to … Continue reading A weekend in Kyoto
Sometimes I am lucky enough to visit far away places, but that always means getting on the dreaded long-haul flight. The food is always naff, the seats are never comfortable and you're always sat behind the one person who fancies reclining into your lap mid-dinner service. Fortunately, there are some steps we can take to … Continue reading How to survive a long-haul flight
Tokyo is the most densely populated city in the world and is certainly one of the largest, busiest cities I've ever been to. The main thing I learned during my first visit there is that the key 'tourist' spots are pretty spread out across the city. This is in contrast to somewhere like New York … Continue reading Making the most of your time in Tokyo