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Snow holidays: why you should visit Alpbach in Austria

Snow holidays: why you should visit Alpbach in Austria

Even though I prefer warmer temperatures, snow holidays definitely can turn out to be fantastic. Sitting at the open fire with a cozy cardigan and hot chocolate, waiting until the toes unfreeze – yes, I can picture that, too. Supposing you choose the right destination […]

10 reasons why you will love Salzburg

10 reasons why you will love Salzburg

If you think Salzburg is all about Mozart, opera and boringly traditional you should press the refresh button and follow me to today’s Salzburg. A modern spot with a brilliant food and lifestyle scene, heaps of varied opportunities how to spend a day and welcoming […]

Japan: black and white photography

Japan: black and white photography

I almost fell in love with Japan. Almost. I loved the countryside of the Hakone region with its lush nature and the beautiful lakes. And I loved how excited I was when I saw the top of Mt. Fuji for the first (and last) time. […]

How does the Japan Rail Pass work

How does the Japan Rail Pass work

The Japan Rail Pass is a great invention for tourists. If you visit Japan and travel within the country, the train is the fastest and most convenient way of transport you can choose. However, train tickets are not very cheap and the Japan Rail Pass […]

Nara day trip: Follow the deer

Nara day trip: Follow the deer

One of my favorite songs is Nara by Alt-J. I love the rhythm and the tune and the fact that it was recommended by a very special person makes it even more exceptional to me. The title is Nara but the word Nara itself appears […]

A Tokyo itinerary for first timers

A Tokyo itinerary for first timers

Describing Tokyo is a tough task. You might expect a typical Asian exotic city but instead, encounter a modern metropolis. If I’d had 10 words to describe Tokyo, I’d use clean, vibrant, crazy, huge, dazzling, packed, awesome, friendly, safe and diverse. Have you planned to […]

Your first time in Japan: What you should know

Your first time in Japan: What you should know

Japan is unique. There are things you only see and experience in the land of the rising sun. Some things are a bit weird, some make perfect sense, some are mysterious and some are just great. When you plan your first time visit in Japan, […]

The truth about viewing Mt. Fuji…

The truth about viewing Mt. Fuji…

…and everything you should know about the region. The legendary Mt. Fuji, also called Fuji-san, is probably one of the sights you associate the most with Japan. Everyone visiting Japan is eager to see its mostly with a snow-covered cone-shaped top. The region around Mt. […]

Exploring the beauty of Kyoto

Exploring the beauty of Kyoto

Kyoto stands for the old Japan, the tradition and culture. When you hear Kyoto, you might think of magnificent temples, splendid Japanese gardens, shrines, wooden houses and Geishas. And you will find all of this in a city which does not only represent the traditional […]