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Guide to Hozugawa Riverboat Trip in Kyoto, Japan

The Hozugawa River Boat Tour is a fantastic way to experience Kyoto’s nature. While Kyoto is most famous for its beautiful temples and well preserved historic neighborhoods, surrounding it is some truly spectacular nature with mountains, rivers, and forests. One of these green lungs is the western mountains surrounding the Hozugawa River.

Guide to Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto

Kiyomizu-dera Temple – A Guide To Kyoto’s Grandest Temple

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Mar 18, 2021

Kiyomizu-dera Temple is Kyoto’s most popular and famous temple, surrounded by a vast forest. It is particularly beautiful during the Cherry Blossom season (March/ April) and Autumn Leaves season (November) when it is illuminated in the evenings. It is one of the biggest highlights of Kyoto and a must-visit!

Guide to Nijo Castle Kyoto

The Palaces, Gates & Gardens of Nijo Castle – Kyoto

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Mar 17, 2021

Nijo Castle is one of the absolute highlights of Kyoto. The lovely atmosphere, the beautiful Japanese Zen gardens, and the ancient palaces with their ornate gold-covered architecture and fantastic interiors and wall paintings – I love it all! Here is everything you need to know to get the ultimate visit to Nijo Castle, including the best walking route.

Travel guide to Karon Beach Phuket Thailand with everything you need to know when traveling to Karon Beach

Travel Guide To Karon Beach, Phuket

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Feb 19, 2020

Karon Beach is a stunning 3,5-km long beach with super soft white sand and clear turquoise sea. Karon Beach is a favorite among families because of its beautiful and relaxed beach, a great mix of lovely hotels for all budgets, a decent number of restaurants, lots of small local shops, a temple market, and some nightlife. Here you find a complete travel guide to Karon with everything you need to know about Karon Beach, including what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in Karon.  

Travel Guide To Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Patong is the most popular and famous beach holiday destination in Phuket with its long white sandy beach lined with restaurants, cafes, and bars. Patong has a well-earned reputation as a party town with a notorious raunchy nightlife. Here you will find hundreds of beer bars, go-go bars, strip- and dance clubs, massage places, discotheques, night clubs, and cabaret shows. You will never have a dull moment in Patong!

When is the best time to visit Japan?

When Is The Best Time To Visit Japan? Seasons, Festivals & Weather

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Jan 28, 2020

Are you planning a trip to Japan, and asking yourself when should I visit Japan? What is the best month to visit Japan? Do you wonder what is the best time to see the Cherry Blossoms in Japan, to see the fall foliage, go skiing, climb Mt Fuji, do the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, get the best weather, find the lowest prices, take part in a cool festival, or beat the crowds? Then you have come to the right place, as I will answer all these questions and more, and help you find the perfect time to visit Japan according to your interests and preferences. 

Where to stay in Penang, Malaysia

Penang is one of Malaysia’s most popular destinations, famous for its unique old heritage buildings and shophouses, mouth-watering food, beaches, and beautiful street art.

The old shophouses of George Town, Penang´s capital and a Unesco world heritage site since 2008, have in recent years been transformed into cafes, museums, art galleries, and beautifully restored boutique hotels.

Whether you are looking for a world-class luxury hotel, a small intimate heritage boutique hotel, a beach resort, a value-for-money mid-range hotel, or a cozy budget guesthouse, Penang has it all.

Here are our favorite areas and hotels to stay at in Penang.