With a passport renewal in sight, a visit to the US passport agency New Orleans was in due order. In this post, I will explain how I got my passport renewed in one day as well as sneaking in a day trip of New Orleans.
In recent years, Japan has enjoyed a surge of visitors from the UK. According to the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, the amount of visitors increased by ¼ between January and July in 2016 compared to the first half of 2015. During the aforementioned period, visitors in Japan were estimated at 14.01 million, which surpassed the 11.05 million recorded in 2015.
The following day I got to go on the Free Downtown Walking Tour. My guide was a charismatic man by the name of Petrovich. He was very knowledgeable about the city and kept us entertained throughout. First, we were given insight on the Republic Square then we moved on to the Bohemian Quarter. This area was great and even if you don’t go on the tour I recommend visiting this area. In the tour, you will find out about the various people who lived in this neighborhood as well as the kafanas which are local drinking establishments.
I wanted to know about things to do in Belgrade, Serbia when I arrived. After I got to Belgrade, I went on two different walking tours which I recommend as the best things to do in Belgrade, Serbia. This is because it will get you acquainted with the Belgrade well as an opportunity to meet other travelers interested in learning about the city well. first one was the 20th century walking tour and the second was the general walking tour. Both tours were about 2.5 hours and the guides were very knowledgeable.
In case you are wondering what to do in Nagoya, Japan look no further! The food is absolutely delicious!
This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit Nagoya from Tokyo. I never had given visiting Nagoya much thought but began to do some research before my trip. Apparently, the Japanese chicken wings called tebasaki in Japanese are quite famous in Nagoya as well as the miso katsu which is a pork cutlet with miso based sauce.
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Inari Shrine Kyoto on a day trip from Osaka. In case you are wondering how to get from Osaka to Kyoto? It was quite easy to get there. You will have to go to Shin Osaka station and get on the JR train. The total trip was about 40 minutes to get to Kyoto.
This past weekend I got the opportunity to travel from Osaka to Tokyo by bullet train. You can purchase a shinkansen ticket for about 13,000 yen, unreserved, or a bit more for a reserved seat. In this post, you will find out about the Osaka Japanese food I tried as well as the craft beer bars I visited in this trip.
If you want to see the beaches in Lombok, I recommend getting a motorbike. I actually didn’t know how to ride one and got my first experience with it this trip. The outcome: my motorbike hits my friends and knocks it down! Rule #1 do not use the brake and gas at the same time. During the trip, we checked out the Kuta Lombok beach which is the main beach in the Kuta Lombok area. Really, I do not recommend going to this beach. It was kind of dirty to be honest although the tide was good for swimming.
I took the ferry Bali to Lombok recently and it was an adventurous journey. When you head over to the ferry terminal try to negotiate a shuttle of around 300,000 IDR. My friends and I decided to take the slow ferry to view the natural scenery and possibly a fun adventure. When you first arrive, be careful with the touts. They will try to rip you off and offer a higher price. DO NOT listen to them and head straight into the ferry terminal. Once you arrive into the ferry terminal, it will cost about 40,000 IDR for a ticket. This is much cheaper than the speed boat, and if you have the additional time I recommend taking the slower ferry.
I got to spend the last four days in Taipei, Taiwan recently. Although the weather did make me want to run to the beach, the food definitely kept me hanging around. Click here to find out more about where to eat in Taipei!