Tag: Tokyo

2019: Prepping for a year of travel!

As I approach the end of one year, it's the perfect time to look ahead and see what 2019 has in store for me. The short answer is: lots more travel! Between my various work trips and holidays, 2019 will be spent on the move, but nearly always to places I love visiting. So far, ...

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I’m on the beach

It's one of those damp, grey and chilly Sunday afternoons where my mind wanders to travels past - and future. I dreamt last night that I was back on the beach in Sitges. It was another beautiful summer's day and I was just wandering down the shoreline, ankle-deep in the water. The sun was incredibly ...

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Booking a mileage run…to Tokyo!

In just 66 days, I'll be flying off on my next holiday to Japan. But unlike previous visits, I'll be taking quite a circuitous route to get there... Yes, it's another mileage run. I need the BA miles to keep my Gold status, so the idea here is to book a series of flights to ...

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Adjusting to life after holidays

So I'm back. And as predicted, Japan was an absolute blast. It never fails to delight as a holiday destination and I think this break was the best yet! I'll share my adventures from Fukuoka, Nagasaki and Tokyo in a lot more detail over the coming weeks, but for now a few thoughts on adjusting ...

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Holidays beckon…

Right. My bags are packed and I've just one more working day to get through. Then I'm off to Japan for a couple of weeks! If I'm totally honest, I'm never short of holidays. Travel is my one true vice, and @TheFrankFlyer and I take several breaks and longer holidays every year. I know I'm ...

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An afternoon wander through Asakusa

Even though we've been before (a couple of times!), we took one of our afternoons in Tokyo last week to have a wander around Asakusa. It's definitely a neighbourhood of two halves: a very touristy side and a more authentic side. I think we saw both. We'd spent the morning wandering around Ueno Park in ...

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Our week in Tokyo: Champagne and sushi

So I’m back from my week in Tokyo and I’m missing it already. We had such an amazing time, despite the freezing cold weather and the snow. It was our first time in Tokyo in the winter, so that was to be expected - and we packed accordingly! As we’ve been to Tokyo so many times ...

A week in Tokyo: with carry-on luggage only

I'm about an hour away from making my way to London Gatwick for the first leg of our trip to Japan. And for the first time, I'm going to Japan with only carry-on luggage. Nothing is getting checked in, so I won't waste any time at check-in or at arrival, waiting for bags. Obviously, I ...

Fukuoka it is!

As I mentioned previously,  have quite a few great trips planned for 2018. And this time next week, I'll be on my way to Tokyo (via Helsinki!) enjoying all that Finnair has to offer. But in August, I return to Japan - along with @TheFrankFlyer - and we have two weeks to enjoy ourselves. In ...

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Two weeks to Tokyo

I had a lovely realisation on Sunday morning as I sat in Starbucks sipping a bucket of coffee: in less than two weeks, @TheFrankFlyer and I will be back in Tokyo for eight days of fun. Anyone who's read this blog for a while will know it's my favourite city on Earth. So being able ...