Traveling to Japan is not complete until you tried their local foods, which is too many to try at one visit. So, this time I tried to compile my food experience in one post (which… More
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My trip to Bondi Beach is not well prepared (mainly because we don’t check the weather forecast beforehand), so we visited Bondi Beach in rain and gloomy sky. Bondi is actually the most favorite place for tourists and locals as well to spend the holidays in summer. A great combination for youngsters; beaches and a lottt of cute little restaurant and cafes along the street. But, since we’re going there in quite a drizzly rain, plus Bondi Beach in weekend is suppperrr crowded, we decided to just take a look for a while and go straight back to the city (yazz, we also couldn’t take a spot to shelter our selves from the rain.. let alone to eat). Sydney to Bondi Beach took about 30 minutes by the Hop On Hop Off Bus Blue route from the Central Railway Station stop.
So, truthfully, I missed posting about my new years trip to Sydney last year…. But! Since we’re coming to another new years celebration in 2 days, I hope my late late late post about new years eve in Sydney will be quite helpful if you’re currently in your way to or already in Sydney.
My Sydney trip is not as well planned as the other trips, we mainly just used Hop On Hop Off Tour inside the city, and using a bus tour recommended by the hotel. Just in case my post will be too long, I will divide this post into two parts. So, here is my first part of Sydney City Sightseeing Highlight! (click this to see part 2).
Fremantle is always a number one list to visit while you’re in Perth. And while the weather is sunny but not too hot, we decided to drive out the city to the famous Fremantle!
Perth to Fremantle took about 45 minutes by car, but trains to Fremantle are also available (about 30 minutes from Perth city; just ride the Fremantle Line). And, what I like the most from a road trip is you can enjoy the scenery along the trip, and this what the scenery looks like on my way to Fremantle.
Perth could be boring for someone who wants a busy itinerary to their trips. But it was awesome for me as I want this trip to be more relaxing (after having a hectic weeks before) without being too much rushed. Usually, tourists spend a day or two in the city before they packed up and go outside the city like Fremantle, Margaret River, Rottnest, or Pinnacles. For me, I stayed the most at Perth City, and just going back and forth outside the city by car or train. And this is (mostly) my favorite part of Perth.
Summer is all about the beach! In these past few weeks, Indonesia (Jakarta, particularly) has been in a bad weather condition, so it was a great timing to go to Perth, West Australia, to enjoy summer heat there. Unlike Australia’s East Coast region, West Coast region tends to be quieter, so for those of you who prefer a relaxing trip, Perth may be a suitable destination for your holiday in Australia. And here is my tips and a little bit A-B-C about Perth, West Australia.
I was not planning to visit Kobe at first, but since we’re in Japan, we can not leave Kobe Wagyu Beef out of our list. So, here we are, chasing the Wagyu beef to its origin town (little bit crazy but I guess not for my family, since we’re a big meat lover). And we’re told that Steak Land was very famous for its teppanyaki, and always full reserved even before its open hours (11:00 AM-14:00 PM). Continue reading “JAPAN | Steak Land, Kobe + Ikuta Shrine”
Looking for halal restaurants in Japan is quite difficult, especially if we want to try an authentic Japanese cuisine. It is better for you first, to research for halal restaurants that are in line with your tourist destinations. And I just found about Yoshiya while searching for a halal Japanese cuisine restaurant near Arashiyama, and even better, this restaurant already acquired a Halal Certificate by Kyoto Halal Council. Continue reading “JAPAN | HALAL Restaurant Yoshiya, Arashiyama”
Arashiyama is one of my favorite destination in Kyoto. Unlike Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama is the perfect place to have a nice, quiet, and healing time after you visit other busy and crowded places. Every nook in Arashiyama, including houses, shops, pleased my eyes so much that makes me almost considered to live here someday (hehe). Continue reading “JAPAN | Arashiyama, Kyoto”
Fushimi Inari Shrine is currently the most popular tourism spot in Kyoto, and I can guarantee you that every tourist who visit Kyoto, will add Fushimi Inari Shrine on their to-visit-list. To get here, you can just take JR Nara Line in Kyoto Station, and alight at JR Inari Station. Fushimi Inari Shrine main gate is just 5 minute walk from the station. Continue reading “JAPAN | Fushimi Inari Shrine + Street Food Galore”
There are two famous places which have the best spots to see Mt. Fuji; Kawaguchiko and Hakone, and this time I chose Kawaguchiko to enjoy the Mt. Fuji views. And if you’re planning to go to Mt. Fuji area to see the famous Mt. Fuji’s peak, unfortunately, summer is the worst time to visit there because it mostly covered by fog (but summer is the perfect time to climb Mt. Fuji). Still, Kawaguchiko doesn’t only offers the view of Mt. Fuji, you can also enjoy the beauty of Kawaguchiko Lake, and also fully bloomed lavender field. Continue reading “JAPAN | Mt. Fuji in Summer”