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Handy Tips on Relocating to Japan: Sapporo, Hokkaido

“Big in Japan” – Alphaville. Back in 2012, I headed to Tokyo for my first trip to Japan. Indeed, the country shocked me by just how advanced it really is. I have a blogger friend who has been based there for years and he loves it! His name is Justin Egli and he runs the Read more about Handy Tips on Relocating to Japan: Sapporo, Hokkaido[…]

Backpacking in Albania: On Arrival in Tirana, I Had Completed Every UEFA Country But Had Deep Depression

Backpacking in Albania: On Arrival in Tirana, I Had Completed Every UEFA Country But Had Deep Depression

“A valued destiny comes to nothing”- New Order. Although alphabetically first in terms of UEFA countries, Albania ended up being the last UEFA country that I visited. At the ripe old age of 41, I landed in Tirana, Albania on a flight from Vienna. This was no paradise or backpacker’s dream. Happiness, like many things Read more about Backpacking in Albania: On Arrival in Tirana, I Had Completed Every UEFA Country But Had Deep Depression[…]

Fun Arty Game To Play During Quarantine: Six Second Scribbles

Fun Arty Game To Play During Quarantine: Six Second Scribbles

Innovation certainly doesn’t stop, neither it seems does our use of the words “COVID”, “quarantine”, “positive test” or “lockdown”. Thankfully, since all that madness began, life hasn’t been boring. Creativity flourishes everywhere. On a personal level, I finished 5 books and still managed to visit 22 countries in the last 24 months. At home, a Read more about Fun Arty Game To Play During Quarantine: Six Second Scribbles[…]

Backpacking In Albania: Staying At The Quirky Tirana Backpacker Hostel

“Water’s running in the wrong direction; got a feeling it’s a mixed up sign” – Girls Aloud. When I finally made it to my last European UEFA country in 2021, it was Albania. Alphabetically this should have been the first. But alas, through all my troubles and strife and fuelled by depression, I eventually rocked Read more about Backpacking In Albania: Staying At The Quirky Tirana Backpacker Hostel[…]

Rental Apartments V/S Hotel Rooms – Know The Best Option!

Whether you are a frequent traveler or are going outstation for the first time, there is always confusion that you face at this time. It is about your staying arrangements. No, we are not talking about the confusion between the various hotels, but it is the dilemma between selecting a rented apartment, house, and villa Read more about Rental Apartments V/S Hotel Rooms – Know The Best Option![…]

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

“I’m blue da ba dee da ba dai da ba Dee” – Eiffel 65. “Everything’s blue now, so lucky you” – The Lightning Seeds. Arrivation into the Seychelles wasn’t high and mighty even though this was country number 190 on a dream even I care less about now. It wasn’t a cause for celebration. I Read more about Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island[…]

Backpacking in Albania: Staying At Hostel Central Shkodër, Albania

It was meant to be a celebration for me when I finally backpacked in Albania. This was my final country in the UEFA jigsaw. But life has been so depressing the last 5-6 years and even moreso during COVID when travel was stagnant and I had a serious of outrageous accidents and incidents, which cannot Read more about Backpacking in Albania: Staying At Hostel Central Shkodër, Albania[…]