Beijing with kids will be a highlight of any visit to China. Beijing can be challenging however this post will minimise any concerns you might have.
I had a whole lot of misconceptions surrounding my recent visit to China, one of those was transport. I had expected the train system to be similar to India or Vietnam but I’m happy to report it is a fantastic system to use and very similar to the Shinkansen in Japan. Here’s your guide on how to book tickets for the Beijing to Xian train or any other train tickets in China.
I’ve been reflecting on my trip to Japan as it is nearly a whole 12 months since we departed! I was so unbelievably excited to be going as I had wanted to go for such a long time. I uploaded my Japan posts relatively soon after we got home and it only dawned on me this morning that I haven’t done a post on my top things to do in Tokyo with kids. So here it is, I’ve enjoyed writing and remembering my favourite parts of Tokyo with kids. (more…)
There are so many hotel options when travelling to Tokyo and to be honest it can seem a little overwhelming. The city is so big and hotels are notoriously expensive and the rooms are reportedly small. After plenty of research I also found that family rooms are difficult to come by and are on the expensive side. Deciding where to stay in Shinjuku is definitely a big task and for us, it was based on cost. (more…)
Alannah has to be the biggest fan of Harry Potter so when we decided we were going to Japan I knew Universal Studios was going to be top of the list. Universal Studios Japan was celebrating it’s 15th birthday during 2016, with Harry Potter World opening in July 2014. I can’t explain how excited Alannah was when we arrived so Harry Potter world was first cab off the rank. (more…)
Wow, so its Christmas week already, it feels like yesterday I was excited about heading off to Cambodia at the end of July. We have had so many amazing experiences this year and it’s going to be hard to top in 2017 but I’ll give it a red hot crack! So I thought this week we would wrap up the highlights of 2016, including our favourite hotels in each place. (more…)
DisneySea is one many Tokyo theme parks, it’s one of a kind and opened in September 2001 in Urayasu, Chiba just outside Tokyo. It is located right next to Tokyo Disneyland in the Tokyo Disney Resort and is accessible on the same train network. DisneySea was celebrating it’s 15th anniversary while we were there. We were very restricted time wise and were only able to visit DisneySea. We chose DisneySea purely because it is the only one.
If you’re planning to move between cities in Japan you’re best off purchasing a Japan Rail Pass, or JR Pass, it will save you a huge amount of money. We will help you with where to buy Japan Rail Pass, as it also includes some local travel in the cities which will also save you some money. Working out the rail system in Japan will take a little while but once you get the hang of it it’s fairly easy to navigate. Well lets say you will navigate it with minimal hiccups!! (Yes I’m giggling right now!). (more…)
Through my contact with other travellers on Instagram, I was given the ‘heads up’ about a fantastic group of volunteers conducting Kyoto walking tours. The Good Samaritan Club are a group of university students that love their city and like to practice their english skills. Out of that need, a brilliant initiative was born for all tourists visiting Kyoto. (more…)