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.
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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Listen up ..
One of the most exciting things to happen is to make your dreams come true, no fluffing, no bull****. More rewarding in fact is to witness the successes of the leaders around you – to extract their energy in exchange for yours.
Lets talk, Tokyo ..
Home to thirty seven million people plus, the key to sanity is to go with the flow. My squad (no disrespect, but this is my time baby) and I are about to walk the streets in a city that has been on my bucket list ‘essentials’ for a while now. A place where it’s impossible to go hungry or suffer design, art, coffee or shopping withdrawals, need I say more ?!
Leaders I mentioned …
Strong, demanding, assuring, tough and rough and most to the core generous men and women; more of more and none of less.
Flow, what’s that about?
” The crowd is an electric mix of handsome young things and grungier, wizened, creative types” – can’t fool them, if you think it’s all over then the joke is on you *sings*.
Colour & ART?
Dance, the music is louder than the sound of your steps. You do know that time has past, is passing and will pass so the rest is whatever. Personally, I’m keen to be in a land where I can be a harajuku girl.
Hello, it’s me, it’s been a while. A year of celebrations and successes has left me with little words, being settled is a new feeling, even to me. I contemplated quitting, instead I made it a new year goal to find more time to read and write and less time to be on the phone possibly, it always ends up with a guilty pleasure.
To overlook mountains and greens here in the beautiful city of Queenstown has been on the bucket list for a while, a forbidden territory that I dared not to cross, but it happened that by chance I did, and yes, it’s as perfect as I’ve been told.
For someone who thrives on the buzz of the city, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the fresh air and silence, more than I ever have before. It’s fair to say that the city’s scenic views are incredible, I’ve never seen a place more picturesque, more assembled, just right.
What to cover off? The town of Queenstown itself, Arrowtown (a touch of markets), Wanaka (farms and gardens), Cromwell, and Glenorchy ( a spectacular view of brown, blue and green). Few more days to go and few more places to see and what better to start the New Year than here.
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