China’s High Speed Rail System mapped out like a subway map!

For those who have are not familiar with China's geography, someone has actually mapped out the current high-speed rail system within China like a subway map. Yes a 'subway' map for the whole country. It is actually amazing to see the development of high-speed rail network within the country. As a safe and reliable form [...]

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What’s Hot in Japan: Furano and Asahikawa

What’s Hot in Japan: Furano and Asahikawa

What's Hot in Japan: An Introduction What's Hot in Japan: Onboard the SQ A380 SIN-NRT What's Hot in Japan: ANA Pokemon Jet to Sapporo Chitose What's Hot in Japan: Cross Hotel Sapporo What's Hot in Japan: Furano and Asahikawa What's Hot in Japan: Lake Toya Onsen What's Hot in Japan: A Day in Hakodate What's [...]

From Mountains to Beaches – Sheraton Miyako and sights around Osaka

From Mountains to Beaches – Sheraton Miyako and sights around Osaka

As I had a late lunch, I checked out of my hotel slightly later than 4pm and waited for the next shuttle bus from the Westin Nagoya Castle to the Nagoya Station where I will board my next Shinkansen train. Travelling on the Shinkansen between cities in Japan is one of travel's best inventions, and that [...]

Nanjing’s Presidential Palace, a Train Hop to Kunshan and Fairmont Yangcheng Lake

Nanjing’s Presidential Palace, a Train Hop to Kunshan and Fairmont Yangcheng Lake

Another late posting for this trip journal but continuing my day in Nanjing, I woke up refreshed and got about to have some snacks and tried to brew a cup of coffee from their 3-in-1 coffee packets. For a 5-star hotel, InterContinental fails in their coffee. Absolutely disgusting coffee by Douwe Egberts, or whatever that [...]

Europe Day 18 – Eiffel Tower, Eurostar and the London Eye

Europe Day 18 – Eiffel Tower, Eurostar and the London Eye

On our last morning in Paris, we decided to return to Laduree for our breakfast, or3dering nearly the same dishes barring the eclair and we even got ourselves their famous macarons. The restaurant though has a weird regulation prohibiting patrons from enjoying the macarons which we bought at the same store prior to being seated [...]