Easily the best half-day trip away out of Athens is a visit to the beautiful Temple of Poseidon perched on top of the cliff of Attica’s southernmost tip, the Cape Sounion. Located 70km southeast of Athens, a trip to see the Temple of Poseidon is the most popular tours taken by visitors looking for a […]Read more "Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion, Attica, Greece"
Monastiraki and Plaka, two of Athens’ well-known neighbourhood are both great places to pass the time, to mingle with fellow tourists and Athenians. With a distinctive vibe from each other, both are easily reachable by foot from either Athens oldest metro station, Monastiraki or from Syntagma Square via the shopping district of Ermou Street. A […]Read more "The Neighborhood of Monastiraki & Plaka, Athens, Greece"
If there is one thing that becomes a constant travel habit for me, it will be waking up early. I find it calming exploring a new city just when the sun is about to come up and when everyone is still asleep. On those few quiet hours when the roads are more or less empty, […]Read more "The Temple of Olympian Zeus & Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece"
I have always been fascinated with Greece, which somehow made my decision easy to include this country on the places to visit as I spent another month in Europe. My dilemma as always is how to squeeze everything I wanted to experience in a short amount of time, and for a great destination like Greece, […]Read more "The Acropolis of Athens, Greece"
With the surrounding mountains, the fast flowing river and the perfect blue sky, the view of Punakha Dzong from afar is arguably the closest to a post-card perfect image that Bhutan has to offer. Strategically located at the confluence of the Pho Chu River (Father River) and Mo Chu River (Mother River), it can be […]Read more "Punakha, Bhutan (Punakha Dzong)"
There are numerous summer festivals across the city but the annual Koenji Awaodori Festival has to be the most anticipated one. I, for one was looking forward to it, so I decline an office invitation to go to Hakone for a BBQ feast. A two day event (August 25-26,2012) featuring 188 groups of dancers distinguished […]Read more "Tokyo Koenji Awaodori 2012"
Last Friday the 13th of the month of July, I hurriedly sneaked out from the office around 6:30pm (yup, going home around that time on a Friday is consider early), switched off my phone and head straight to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine to attend the first day celebration of Mitama Matsuri. Though the event ran for […]Read more "Mitama Matsuri at Yasukuni Shrine and Shinjuku Eisa Festival"
Summer/Spring season in Japan is often associated with cherry-blossom viewing, swimming and hiking. Apart from these usual activities, another good thing to do when the sky is clear blue and the weather is just the perfect breeze- flying a kite or just watching one as it moves carelessly across the air. Consider as a tradition […]Read more "Koinobori and The Sagami Giant Kite Festival"
Two weeks ago, I decided to revisit one of my most favourite town in Japan- Kamakura. I was not expecting to see anything, but just a day of doing the rounds on my beloved temples and checking out how the Sakura season is developing. Little did I know that I will be in for a […]Read more "The Buddha’s Birthday Festival at Kamakura"
Warning: Some of the images might be deem inappropriate and not suitable for minors. Please don’t click the “Report as Mature” button. This is a real cultural festival in the Land of the Rising Sun and as a blogger, it is my intention to present to you the events and places around- no more, no […]Read more "Kanamara Matsuri: Festival of Steel Phallus"