How Are People So Nice in Japan?

Once recurring thought I had while in Japan was: how are people so nice here? Why aren’t people this nice everywhere else in the world? It really did open up my eyes to the fact that people everywhere else in the world are, a lot of times, really rude for no special reason. Little things…

The No Tipping Culture in Japan

One thing I found fascinating about Japan was that tips are generally not accepted anywhere, and people might actually get offended if you offer them a tip. The reason being that they’re doing their job because they love it, not because they want a tip. It was something I found incredible, as I found that…

Uji: The Dream Town in Japan

Uji is a small town in Japan, close to Kyoto, very famous for its tea production and for holding tea ceremonies you can participate in. While I didn’t make plans to participate in such a ceremony, I still wanted to visit the town and try the tea in person. After a day in another town,…

Japan: My Paradise on Earth

I’ve recently gone on a 2-week holiday to Japan, finally my chance to visit the country I’ve been longing for in the past 8 years of my life. The one country that’s always fascinated me, not only for the food, history or culture, but for the people – who are very polite and accommodating. I’ve…

Is This Where You’re Meant to Be?

How do you know if you’re where you’re meant to be? Before I moved to London, I definitely felt stuck, and while in my home country I was happy with there I grew up, I knew there was more out there for me, more opportunities and more to see. I decided to move to London…

Why I Love Exploring

I love walking around in unknown (safe) places for with no aim or goal, discovering places few people have seen before and getting to spend some time not worrying about where I’m going or what I’m going to do next. I do that around wherever I live at any point in time, but also whenever…

Top 6 Reasons I Want to Visit Japan

For me, Japan is like a magical country that would be a perfect fit for me. I have never been there (hopefully very soon), but there are so many reasons why I was to visit it. Here are some of my top reasons: It’s quiet(er). I know that’s not the case everywhere (I watch videos…

Travel Luxembourg: 9 Places to Eat, Reviewed

Below, I will offer you a list of all my favourite and least favourite restaurants/coffee shops/pubs I tried while in Luxembourg. I am basing this only on the foods/drinks I tried, the level of service offered at such places and the price point, no other factors. Please note the reviews below pertain only with my…

Travel Luxembourg: The Many Languages

One thing that really surprised me in Luxembourg, and to which I have referred before, were the amount of languages spoken in such a small country. I already knew the official languages were French, German and Luxembourgish, but I had so idea we would both see/hear those and many other languages all around. Portuguese, albeit…

Travel Luxembourg: The Landscape

Luxembourg is not shy of beautiful sights anywhere you turn. Within the first day I found myself in both a big city and a small, cute town, with its own stream of water and a beautiful bridge that seemed like it was frozen in time. And these two contrasting sites were one lift ride away…