Welcome, Readers from AirAsia blog!

I was at a travel blogging workshop when I found out through Twitter that AirAsia blog published my A Day in Osaka post. (Check out the post at the AirAsia blog if you haven’t read it yet.)

A Day in Osaka on AirAsia blog
A Day in Osaka on AirAsia blog

A big welcome to new readers (and a virtual high five to old readers).

If you are new to the blog, here are some topics and posts on the blog that might interest you:
Budget travelling
How to beat AirAsia’s b***s**t extra charges (Yes, I love you AirAsia, but the bullshit charges should be opt in.)
6 tips for a pleasant budget flight

AirAsia destinations
Japan
Skip JR Pass, take long distance night bus
Stayed: Capsule Ryokan Kyoto

Vietnam
Party signs in Hoi An

Singapore
5 free touristy things to do in Singapore
24 hours in Singapore

Malaysia
Shopping for vintage clothing in Kota Kinabalu
8 reasons you should visit Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Extra
Have you tried train travelling? I heard trains are the new planes: Tips on taking train from Singapore to Malaysia

If you have any questions about travelling in Singapore/travelling solo as a female/travelling solo as a shy person, drop me an e-mail : yqtravelling[at]gmail.com, tweet me or even comment down below (unless you’re too shy, I understand that).

Until the next post!

-YQ

How we used Kyoto as a base to explore Kansai

During my 10-day trip to Japan last October, my mom and I spent 6 days in the Kansai region and visited Kyoto, Fushimi-Inari shrine, Uji, Nara and Osaka.

Since we wanted to see many sites in Kyoto as well as the Jidai Matsuri, we used Kyoto as a base and took day trips to the other Kansai cities. But if you are more of a city person, you’d probably like staying in Osaka better than Kyoto.

Our itinerary was like this:

Day 1: Arrive in Kyoto
Day 2: Kyoto – Fushimi Inari – Uji – Nara – Kyoto [Kansai Thru Pass]
Day 3: Kyoto
Day 4: Kyoto – Osaka – Kyoto [Kansai Thru Pass]
Day 5: Kyoto – Nara -Kyoto [JR]
Day 6: Kyoto (Jidai matsuri)

My mom and I are temple, old building lovers so three days in Kyoto was fine. (Although we did spend a large part of our last day napping in the public bus.)

Continue reading “How we used Kyoto as a base to explore Kansai”

To Ōsaka

On rapid train (not shinkansen) to Osaka, the land of food and comedians. I am now wearing a pair of carrot orange tights which I bought last night at Uniqlo for 100 yen from the bargain bin. I suspect it’s too gaudy to be sold at regular price.

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Looking around the train, most people are wearing black tights. The only colored pair is wine red worn by an old lady.
The train supposedly will take 50 minutes to reach Osaka. That’s a lot of time to spare.