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A ‘Hensy’ Week in Japan!

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Relationships are everything. As the saying goes, “It’s not what you know, but who you know” and never this has been truer. I’m friends with a group of besties who joined me on a trip that I considered a distant plan in my future.

We took on Japan!

First stop was #KYOTO – a simplistic, spiritual and delicate city. Luckily, we made it in time for the Cherry Blossom season so the place was covered in pink and white flower petals. The best thing to do is walk around the town, visit temples, and don’t forget your camera, you’ll love photographing random Geisha’s walking around.

What not to do? don’t be loud (the neighbours will tell you to lower your voice down in your own apartment) & don’t be too spontaneous with your food adventures, walk in restaurants have generally 3 seats and can’t cater for seven Middle Eastern super #Hangry monsters at the same time.

The second and final stop was #TOKYO, yas. A jumbo Time Square, but bigger and in my opinion even better. It’s buzzing day and night, chaotically ordered, and by far one of the cleanest mid cities I’ve ever seen.
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There’s much to do in Tokyo – great atmosphere, expensive high-end shopping, plenty of food options, fun themed restaurants, clubs, and highlight was definitely the karaoke bar room, hilarious when you are with a gang of not so vocally talented females trapped in a room with sound proof walls and loud tunes. Other things to do *blank*.

Also recommended you try and hop on the Bullet Train – something to do between cities.

Apart from the travel and discovery part, I’m eternally greatful for the love, time and efforts spent to get me to every place and moment. All I had to do was pack a bag, pop a xanny and hop on a plane. Lesson – it’s important to laugh and have fun at your own expense, this ain’t over yet, the best part is yet to come …
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