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    Kyoto (Aug. 2016): Arashiyama & Togetsukyo Bridge

    As if  Kyoto’s city center didn’t charm us enough, it turns out that there’s even more beauty to be found in the city outskirts. Tucked along the base of Arashiyama Mountains (“Storm Mountains”) in the…

    October 11, 2016
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    Tokyo, Japan: A Guide for First-time Travelers

    Recently, I have been getting a lot of questions from friends regarding planning a trip to Japan–questions such as, when is the best time to go?; what places should I go to?; where is…

    February 26, 2016
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    Tokyo, Japan (June, 2015) – Day Six: Tsukiji + Asakusa + Shibuya

    Early mornings will forever be an essential at the Tsukiji, Fish Market. If you miss their early schedule, you’ll miss out on the best seafood as well! So, that was the very first thing…

    January 9, 2016
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    Tokyo, Japan (June, 2015) – Day Four/Five: Tokyo DisneySea

    Tokyo DisneySea is such a dream of a place to visit. ♥ I know that only a few DisneySeas actually exist in the entire world, so getting the chance to actually be there felt…

    December 28, 2015
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    Tokyo, Japan (June, 2015) – Day Three: Shinjuku + Harajuku/Omotesando + Shibuya

    We spent most of the third day shopping in Shinjuku’s Takashimaya Mall. My mom was really looking forward to revisiting this place after several years, and it’s still as great a spot to shop…

    October 17, 2015
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    Tokyo, Japan (June, 2015) – Day Two: Meiji Jingu + Harajuku/Omotesando + Ebisu + Ginza

    A day can never start out right without some good coffee. And being the coffee lover I am (and having a sister who is a barista in a specialty coffee shop in Manila, to…

    July 10, 2015
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    Tokyo, Japan (June, 2015) – Day One: Narita Airport + Ueno + Odaiba

    It has long been a dream for me to be able to visit the country that has strongly influenced my lifestyle since childhood till present; but now, I can happily say that that dream…

    July 7, 2015