Bako National Park located 40 minutes from the capital, Kuching is the oldest national park in Sarawak, established in 1957. It is also one of the smallest covering an area of 27.27 square kilometres. Bako National Park may be small in stature but it sure does pack many highlights, from its multiple hikes, amazing wildlife and the most stunning sunsets, which I have ever seen. These are the five reasons why you should visit.Continue reading “5 reasons why you should visit Bako National Park”
Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak, located in the Malaysian part of Borneo is a city in Asia that you probably don’t know much about. Kuching in Malay means cat and the locals sure do have an affection for these creatures with many statues of cats in various places of the city There is even a cat museum exhibiting anything you would want to know about them. There are even cat cafes, where you can sit down, have a cup of coffee and play with them until your hearts are content.
Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan stands at 3776 metres high. The dormant volcanic mountain soars from the ground, standing by its lonesome, daring the 400,000 people who attempt to climb each year to reach the summit to see the first rays of light, streak from the clouds to light up the day.Continue reading “Climbing Mount Fuji”
The main reason we traveled to Aomori prefecture wasn’t for Lake Towada, which we wrote about in our last post, but to hike the 14 kilometre track along the Oirase river. This is the only river draining Lake Towada and is the most popular tourist spot in the prefecture. Continue reading “A guide to hiking Oirase River.”
Aomori prefecture seems to be a world apart from the hustle of Osaka. Aomori is raw, isolated but extremely beautiful. We spent four days in the prefecture staying on the tranquil Lake Towada, which fills the volcanic caldera, approximately three hours from the prefecture’s capital. Continue reading “Aomori’s Lake Towada”
Summertime in Japan can be hot and humid and this year temperatures soared to extreme highs making it nearly unbearable to live in. As well as the extreme heatwave Japan was hit by strong typhoons with the eye of the typhoon being Kobe, the city I live in. There’s also been strong earthquakes and torrential rainfall throughout the Kansai area, causing some anxious times over the Summer.
The west coast of Malaysia is not renowned for its beaches and if you were coming all the way to Penang just for the beach then you really have come to the wrong place. Penang is known more for its food and its Nyonya culture actually, the capital Georgetown is a world heritage city.
Continue reading “Penang’s Monkey Beach, what we thought.”