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Money saving tips for Tokyo: Accommodation and sightseeing

Minnasan konnichiwa, We’ve reached the end my money saving tips for Tokyo series. This time, I will share with you how to save on accommodation and sightseeing so you can see more and do more in the capital. [My previous tips include how to save on transportation as well as food and drink.] Saving on accommodation Cheap hotels in bad locations Hotel Maruchu where I … Continue reading Money saving tips for Tokyo: Accommodation and sightseeing

Stay: Kuching Tune Hotel review

I stayed at Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching during my weekend in Kuching on Sep. 15. When I booked my plane tickets for Kuching, the plan was to go to Sematan where my two friends were vacationing at a resort. Unfortunately, it takes a while to get there and the pools close in the evening so D suggested I stay in the city. I checked out … Continue reading Stay: Kuching Tune Hotel review

Ooedo Onsen Monogatari

An overnight’s stay at Ooedo Onsen Monogatari

Before planning my trip to Tokyo, I made a note to visit Ooedo Onsen Monogatari and spend a night there. My other plan was to overnight at a cybercafe but chickened out and stayed at a budget hotel instead. The icing on the cake was when I found out that there was an event for my favorite anime/manga Gintama at Ooedo Onsen and that I … Continue reading An overnight’s stay at Ooedo Onsen Monogatari

Room of Hotel Maruchu Tokyo

Stayed Hotel Maruchu, Tokyo review

The worse part of travel preparations is booking a hotel. Even with reviews, I’m never sure how a room would turn out. Luckily, Hotel Maruchu in Tokyo turned out to be alright. When I extended my business trip in September, I had to look for a place to stay. I found Hotel Maruchu online and thought that its location right next to Minami-Senjuu is great. … Continue reading Stayed Hotel Maruchu, Tokyo review

Stayed Favehotel Wahid Hasyim, Jakarta review

The part I dislike most about travelling is looking for accommodation. I take too much time reading reviews and worrying about bed bugs. I ended up choosing Favehotel Wahid Hasyim (pronounced FAV, not fave as I thought it was) because it has airport transport (at an extra cost). Also, it didn’t look like it had bed bugs. I’m not sure how much extra we had … Continue reading Stayed Favehotel Wahid Hasyim, Jakarta review

Stayed San Jose Marriott Hotel, review

As you might know from my blog, I’m a budget traveler. Or maybe I should say, a miserly traveler. So why am I reviewing the San Jose Marriott? Don’t worry, this isn’t one of those phantom posts about places the writer has never been to. I had the chance to stay at this hotel chain during my business trip in May to San Jose. I … Continue reading Stayed San Jose Marriott Hotel, review