Travel writers share which destination surprised them the most—whether in the most wonderfully unexpected way, or because it was a total disaster.
Tokyo is perhaps one of the most interesting cities on earth, and has long been on the bucket lists of seasoned travellers. Home to more than 13 million people, it is a sprawling, hectic metropolis full of towering skyscrapers, lightning-fast trains, questionable fashion, temples, geishas and sushi. Lots of sushi.
Asia is a continent so diverse there is not a single word that could sum it up. It’s with this in mind that those lucky enough to be heading to the Far East need to be prepared for, well, anything! Here are my Top 10 tips for travelling to Asia.
One of the most famous peaks in the world after Everest and Kilimanjaro, Fuji is the crown jewel of Japan. At 3,776 metres high, it features nearly perfect symmetry and a white capped top—which looks stunning when accented with those pink cherry blossoms.
There are few places in the world that just have a ‘feeling’ about them, where as soon as you arrive you know you’re about to experience something special. This is what Kyoto is for many people, who flock there to see the breathtaking temples, centuries-old palaces and calming zen gardens.