Planning 2018: setting my intentions for a glorious year ahead

Travel planning for 2018

Practical | January 4, 2018 | By

Raise your hand if you love planning as much as I do! Which is A LOT.

You might call me an über planner. I do believe it is good to strive for balance between spontaneity and impulse versus planning and research, but I just can’t help myself.


Visiting Japan: some observations and tips

Kawaii Statues on Mount Misen

All Asia, Asia, Japan, Practical | February 11, 2016 | By

If you ever get the chance to go to Japan: fantastic! It is one of my favorite destinations, maybe even the favorite.  Japan is a very diverse country with regards to food, landscape and culture and the people are super friendly and will make you feel welcome. I’ve had the chance to visit Japan twice now in recent years and here I share a few of my observations, hoping it will help you if you’re a first-time visitor, or if you want to reminisce about how wonderful and quirky Japan and its inhabitants are.