International Travels, Migz' Lists

A Dozen Lessons We Learn While Traveling Internationally

When I was kid, a lot of years back when 95% (it’s a ball-park figure) of seafarers were male, I wished upon a star that I could become a sea-woman. I wanted to be one so I could travel the world for free, and earn from it. When I grew up, I realized it wasn’t… Continue reading A Dozen Lessons We Learn While Traveling Internationally

Asia, Food, International Travels, Japan

Japan, Ja-Fun! The Quaintness of Kyoto and Some Useful Temple/Shrine Etiquette

Kyoto used to be the capital of Imperial Japan before it was moved to Tokyo. It is bustling with temples, shrines, palaces and traditional wooden houses. It also the best place to meet a Geisha. If we had the time, we would have spent at least 3 days in Kyoto because it is teeming not only… Continue reading Japan, Ja-Fun! The Quaintness of Kyoto and Some Useful Temple/Shrine Etiquette

Asia, Food, International Travels, Fun Activities, Japan

Japan Ja-Fun! Osaka and the Universal Studios

Osaka is the largest city in western Japan, is the capital of the Osaka Prefecture and is very close to Kobe, Kyoto and Nara. If you have a plane ticket to Osaka, consider going to those places too. It is about 500 km from Tokyo, 2 something hours by Shinkansen and about 6-8 hours drive by car or public… Continue reading Japan Ja-Fun! Osaka and the Universal Studios

Asia, International Travels, Travels, Fun Activities, Japan

The Japan Expedition 3: Tokyo Disney Resort

So the Tokyo trip wouldn't be complete without actually going to Disney Resort right? Here. You be the judge. Traveling to Disney from Ikebukuro took 2 train rides (Ikebukuro - Tokyo and Tokyo - Maihama) for about JPY 420 or PhP 156 per pax one way and maybe about 45 minutes. My best friend and… Continue reading The Japan Expedition 3: Tokyo Disney Resort

Asia, International Travels, Japan

The Japan Expedition Part 1: Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi, Hakone-Komagatake Ropeway and the Shinkansen

March 14, 2015 - Our first full day in Tokyo. A visit to Japan, Tokyo in particular wouldn't be complete without visiting Mt. Fuji. The perfectly symmetrical volcano lies at 3,776 meters and is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also a symbol of wealth and abundance for the Japanese. We booked our… Continue reading The Japan Expedition Part 1: Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi, Hakone-Komagatake Ropeway and the Shinkansen