Please enjoy this guest post from Ian Garstang As somebody who returns to Asia time and time again, there’s always been steep competition between the likes of Hong Kong and Seoul to gain a place in my heart as my all-time favourite Asian city, but recently, Tokyo was the city that stole it. Having visited with a head full of ... Read More »
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Happy New Year and We Hit 100 Days on the Road!
We made it to 2015 AND passed 100 days on the road! While 2015 was inevitable, making it 100 days on the road was more of a challenge. We may have had a few arguments, which we figured would happen, but overall we feel pretty good. It is hard to believe we landed in Japan over three months ago! We ... Read More »
Japan Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown
The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. Hitting our target amount will be easy in some countries, but others like Japan will prove to be more difficult. We spent 12 days and nights in Japan, so having a plan in place for lodging and transportation was important to stay on track. These two ... Read More »
Tokyo: A Quick Four Days
A VERY quick four days! We spent four days and three nights in Tokyo and we can say with absolute certainty that this was not enough time to truly see the city, but we have a schedule to keep:) We had an overnight bus to Kyoto booked, so we had to pick and choose what we wanted to see most, ... Read More »
Overnight in Haneda Airport – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Can you stay overnight in the Tokyo-Haneda International Airport? Yes, you can! Our 12 hour flight from the U.S. arrived around 10:30pm local time. So, instead of paying for an outrageously priced airport hotel for maybe a few hours of sleep, we chose to stay overnight in the airport. Anyone who wishes to stay overnight must make their way to the international ... Read More »
Walking For Coffee and Winding Up at a ‘Girls’ Bar
It was decided we wanted (needed) some coffee after we finished the complimentary tea in our room…our jet lag is in full effect at the moment. Numerous coffee cafés were seen near the Senso-Ji temple, so we figured they would be prevalent everywhere and easy to locate. The temple area is unbelievable, but we wanted to see some new parts of ... Read More »
We Made It!
We made it to our first destination on our round-the-world (RTW) adventure – TOKYO, JAPAN! Overall, everything went as planned to begin our trip, which does not happen often when it comes to us and flying. We stayed in Minneapolis the night before with some friends and got to the airport without rushing in the morning. Our flight to Los ... Read More »