[Europe] ~ Surviving Italy and France

    – 07.08-15.17

It’s not in my natural tendency to share details when writing about my travel but I am going off what’s natural for now as I would share as much as I could learning from this recent trip I had to yey-another-continent Europe!

While I sound perky as I write this, this has just to be so far my most stressful trip because 1) I am not solo and hence, somewhat responsible for other souls; and 2) I’ve always thought of Europe as challenging from visa application to bookings, etc.

Here then is my attempt to be of help to whoever who might across this who may be in the same place that I was prior to the trip.

Europe Route 2017

Image courtesy of Google maps + my doodles

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[Japan] ~ Fukuoka in Night and Day

Oh time in this city, how do I maximize thee?   – 03.26-27.16

Prior to Macau this year, this is probably the shortest that I have been somewhere else. Squeezed in as much in the evening despite my airbnb hosts’ 11PM curfew – from trying out the only ramen that did not leave me feeling guilty full to some awkward but memorable beer-drinking at a cramped food stall called yatai. Next morning about parks, almost sakura in a temple, lunch with danger-if-not-properly-prepared fugu with day and trip ending with realization that hey, those face masks actually help with the cold.

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[Okinawa] ~ Hours to and in Zamami Island

A lovely beach to self and cats  – 03.25.16

Having missed my scheduled trip to ZAMAMI ISLAND the day before due to bad weather, the following day I took my chance at a ride to the island. It was off the original plan of having the night to stay but I was still happy with this decision as I got myself an entire strip of beach with one of the best kind of blue. It was off-season for swimming so I just walked around with my coat on and played with cats who were approaching me as they were probably hungry.

I told myself I would come back and fortunately had the chance a few months after this trip – same spot but totally different vibe as that was summer.

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