Top Tips to Best Enjoy Japan

shibuyaJapan is a great place to visit. It has a lot to offer and there’s enough to do in Tokyo alone to fill ten holidays. Some travellers might be taken in by the bright lights and futuristic appearance of the big cities and forget to look beyond the boundaries of these bustling metropolises. Some people might be turned off a visit entirely owing to the fallacy of unavoidably high costs within the country. Some folk might be overwhelmed by the innumerable choice of activities available to them and struggle for a place to start. I have put together this list of ‘top tips’ (picked up when I lived in the country) to assist any potential visitors to Japan. I hope they come in handy and go some way to helping you plan and enjoy an unforgettable holiday in one of the best countries on earth! Continue reading

Inappropriate Japan

NobJapan is famous for its poorly translated and often mystifying signposts, food branding and advertisements. Janglish or Japlish can be seen frequently around Tokyo and it’s usually either very funny or extremely inappropriate – I’ve seen some errors you certainly wouldn’t get away with in many other countries! During my time in Japan I managed to snap many examples of these botched translations or unfortunately named products and thought I’d share them with you in this gallery. I hope, like me, you’re immature enough to enjoy the daft ones and hardy enough not to be offended by the more shocking examples! Continue reading

Chernobyl

DSCN3559I will start boldly by saying that my visit to Chernobyl was the most fascinating trip I’ve ever taken and it will take something very special to depose it from the top of that list. I’ve always had an unusual obsession with all things post-apocalyptic so Chernobyl has intrigued me since I was a child. Where else in the world can you visit that will give you such a vivid glimpse at what a future without human life could look like? I knew I would be captivated by all Chernobyl had to offer but my experience far surpassed even the lofty standards I had anticipated. Continue reading