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Raiden Inari Shrine Shinjuku Tokyo

Raiden Inari Shrine in Shinjuku Tokyo

Raiden Inari Shrine is a small Shinto Shrine surrounded by the hustle and bustle of downtown Shinjuku Tokyo. What Raiden Inari Shrine lacks in size, it makes up for in colour and beauty! At the front of the shrine is

Posted in Feature article, Japan, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Kumano Shrine Shinjuku Tokyo

Kumano Shrine Shinjuku

Kumano Shrine is a beautiful Japanese Shinto Shrine located in Shinjuku Central Park in Nishi-Shinjuku, around 15 minutes walk from Shinjuku Train Station. The full name of Kumano Shrine is Juniso Kumano Jinja. Kumano Shrine is located very close to

Posted in Feature article, Japan, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Best Shrines in Shinjuku Tokyo

Hanazono Shrine Shinjuku Tokyo

Shinjuku is one of the main business districts of Tokyo, with many tall skycrapers and large shopping malls. Found in between the tall buildings are some really nice Shinto Shrines which are worth visiting. Check out the best shrines in

Posted in Feature article, Japan, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Naruko Tenjin Shrine Shinjuku Tokyo

Naruko Tenjin Shrine Shinjuku

Naruko Tenjin Shrine is a brightly coloured Japanese Shinto Shrine located in Nishi-Shinjuku Tokyo, on the western side of Shinjuku Station, just a few minutes walk from Nishi-Shinjuku Station. Naruko Tenjin Shrine is wedged in between some high rise apartment

Posted in Feature article, Japan, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Beautiful Koh Samet Island Thailand

Koh Samet Island Thailand

Koh Samet (sometimes spelt Koh Samed) is a beautiful tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand, around 2 hours drive from Pattaya or around 4 hours drive from Bangkok (220 Kilometers south-east of Bangkok). As Koh Samet is relatively close

Posted in Feature article, Thai islands, Thailand

Whale watching from Cape Solander Kamay Botany Bay National Park Sydney

Whale watching at Cape Solander Sydney

The whale watching season in Sydney runs from May until October with a few different species of Whales swimming past Sydney heading to the warmer waters in Queensland. There are plenty of Whale Watching Boat cruise boats leaving from King Street

Posted in Australia, Feature article, Sydney

Best Bars and Nightlife in El Nido Palawan Island

Best Bars in El Nido

El Nido has a chilled out nightlife scene with a good number of bars and beach bars. Don’t expect any wild nightlife parties in El Nido but there are plenty of bars to chill out, listen to some music and

Posted in El Nido, Feature article, Palawan Island, Philippines

City of Dreams – The place to stay in Manila for a short stopover

City of Dreams The Place to Stay in Manila

If you have a short stopover in Manila then one of the best places to stay is City of Dreams. City of Dreams is very close to Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, around 10 minutes by taxi (less if you take

Posted in Feature article, Manila, Philippines

Historic City of Ayutthaya – Easy Day Trip from Bangkok

Ayutthaya Historical City Easy Day Trip from Bangkok

Ayutthaya is the ancient capital city of Thailand, before the capital was moved to Bangkok. Ayutthaya is around 1 hours drive north of Bangkok (around 80 kms) and has some excellent historical sites which is well worth making a day

Posted in Bangkok, Feature article, Thailand

The Beaches of El Nido Palawan Island Philippines

The Beaches of El Nido

In a previous article I wrote about the amazing Lagoons of El Nido. The most popular boat tour in El Nido is to visit the Lagoons around the various islands near El Nido. The next popular tour is the visit

Posted in El Nido, Feature article, Palawan Island, Philippines