Tag: backpacking

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

Prague (In One Day)

For travellers on a time-limit, Prague is the perfect city. Fortunately all the highlights line-up along an almost perfectly straight line through the city, all within a comfortable 3 mile or so wander along a gorgeous route. A city with a fantastic public transport system as well as a fantastic sense of tourism, it’s everything…

By TravellingWelshman November 14, 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