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Blog entries along the way!

Christmas in a Temple (Part 1)

Months before I had arrived in Japan, I began the process of planning where I wanted to go and what exactly I wanted to do. The destinations practically chose themselves. However, there was one aspect of travelling that I was very keen on undertaking. It was something I had already tried years prior, and anticipated…

By TravellingWelshman January 12, 2020 0

Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

What brought me to this quiet little mountain town of Yudanaka? What was the reason for taking the 5-hour bus journey from Tokyo to this little-known town on the outskirts of a ski resort? It wasn’t for the slopes, rather it was to visit the world-famous inhabitants of those mountains which could only be found…

By TravellingWelshman January 5, 2020 0

Tokyo (Part 2)

We pick up the story after a few days of sushi, gambling and temples. Now to continue where we left off… Business is Booming A new day, and time to focus on another area on the vast map of Tokyo. I returned to where I had been the first day to explore the temple which…

By TravellingWelshman December 28, 2019 0

Tokyo (Part 1)

After bidding a farewell to the nation I have called home for over 2 years, it was time to begin my adventure with a fresh new country; Japan. A country I’ve been dreaming of visiting ever since I was a teenager, another world of spirituality, utter chaos and beautiful harmony. Where better to start my…

By TravellingWelshman December 21, 2019 0

Shanghai

Two years ago I was faced with a decision; where would I like to live? Beijing or Shanghai. Quite the decision to make, particularly when you’re on the other side of the world and with no real knowledge of either of them. Throughout that time I’ve always wondered if I made the right decision, whether…

By TravellingWelshman December 14, 2019 0

Zhangjiajie

This must be the most world recognized natural phenomenon China has to offer, a true natural wonder of the world. An image of another primeval world, a time of long forgotten mystery. A location which has been forever immortalized in the blockbuster movie Avatar. Somewhere which humbles anyone lucky enough to roam amongst its sandstone…

By TravellingWelshman December 7, 2019 0

Mongolia – Part 2

We left off after a 250km drive from the capital Ulaanbaatar deep into central Mongolia. We pick up the story on the outskirts of Khogno Khan National Park after spending the night with a local nomad family in our own ger. Catch-up with part 1 here!   Day 3   Up bright and early, with…

By TravellingWelshman October 31, 2019 0

Mongolia – Part 1

I’ve racked up a fair number of countries on the list, most of which were along the tried and tested beaten tracks of endlessly reliable streams of tourists. Not often have I stepped too far off the trail, or travelled to a country which produces a quizzical look from people. With my time in Beijing…

By TravellingWelshman October 12, 2019 1

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s capital city comes with a bit of personal history for me. A few years ago, the conclusion of my first ever backpacking adventure would bring me to Kuala Lumpur after a rapid 3 months. An incredibly bitter-sweet end to my milestone journey. I arrived by bus from Singapore thinking I had a day in…

By TravellingWelshman September 21, 2019 0

Jeju Island

The states have Hawaii, South Korea has Jeju. This island is highly rated amongst both locals and visitors alike as an island paradise. I heard many good things and received several promises. Promises that this was the best place in all of Korea I could hope to visit. My expectations were high, but as history…

By TravellingWelshman July 26, 2019 0