Japan’s Largest & Most Beautiful Castle

Have you ever wondered how Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle would have looked like if the story were set in Japan?  Most likely like the Himeji Castle! The Himeji Castle is also known as White Heron Castle due to its beautiful white colour and is considered as one of Japan’s most beautiful and impressive castles.  It is also the larget and…
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Torii Paths at the Fushimi Inari Shrine

The mysterious and seemingly endless path of vibrant orange torii gates placed along a trail up the Inari mountain makes the Inari Fushimi shrine one of the most popular shrines in Kyoto. The torii path starts behind the main Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine and simply cannot miss it. A bit of background of the Fushimi Inari torii gates: A torii gate is a…
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La Voile Blanche Sri Lanka

If you spend some days in Colombo, Sri Lanka, you have to try out the La Voile Blanche Beach Club. It was a bit tricky to find: La Voile Blanche is located on the Mount Lavinia beach just behind a rail track which you have to cross to enter the restaurant. That is unless you are arriving straight from the…
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Bodiam Castle East Sussex

Bodiam Castle is located near Robertsbridge in East Sussex, around two hours by car from London. The castle is a great half a day trip from East Sussex‘s beautiful coastal towns, e.g. Hastings, and makes also the perfect stop on a road trip from London down to the beach. The castle was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a…
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A Day in Bratislava

After exploring beautiful Vienna we decided to take the one-hour train to Bratislava. We took the train in the morning and arrived in Bratislava perfectly in time for brunch. Though the area around the Bratislava train station doesn’t look that pretty, the city’s old town looks absolutely gorgeous. The architecture reminded me on the one in Prague and the old…
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