Category: Asia

How I ended up entering China without a visa

Initial situation: Flight Tokyo Haneda to Hongkong a transfer in Shanghai Pudong old China visa in my passport confused people at the airport at that time no transit visa in China yet When I...

Something different: Nice gully covers in Japan

While travelling in Japan I found many beautiful gully covers. Why not, a cover is needed anyway why not making a nice one. Don’t Panic!

Is it worth buying a JR-Pass?

I added a JR-Pass 2nd class for 14 days to my sample trip in Japan. This costs 46.390 Yen (September 2014) which is quite a bit. So is this really worth buying? I already...

Japan in the cherry blossom season

If I have to recommend a time for visiting Japan, it definitely is the cherry blossom season in March/April. The Japanese people celebrate this time with Matsuris (festivals) and Hanamis (watching the blossoms with...

How much does it cost to travel Japan?

Everybody says Japan is an expensive country, a night in a hostel dorm could cost about 30$. To give some detailed information about costs in Japan I made the following overview. And if you...

Imprinting museum visits in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Visiting this two cities I realized what those “droppings” are really meaning. Almost everything around me had to be rebuild. Just one building, the so called Atomic Dome, in Hiroshima “survived the atomic bomb....