Here’s the first of my photo-heavy posts. I went twice to Senso-ji Temple and it was undoubtedly one of my favourite places in Tokyo. It’s Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple and was originally built in the year 628 but was destroyed in a bombing raid during 1945. I took several hundred photos but I’ll only share … More Senso-ji Temple at night: Tokyo
I’m a bit sad that I didn’t spend more time in Kuala Lumpur’s Little India so I wanted to make up for it and see plenty of Singapore’s Little India. Perhaps it was the time of day I went (about an hour before sunset) but there was hardly anyone there compared to KL’s Little India! … More Little India: Singapore’s most colourful place?
Oh what a surprise, I ended up in another temple again! (I’m not sorry). This time around it was the somewhat hidden Kuan Ti Temple in Chinatown. I love tiny quirky temples just as much as the big lavish ones! Kuan Ti is a Taoist temple and was built 121 years ago. It’s largely dedicated to … More Kuala Lumpur: Kuan Ti Temple
Poor Taipei often gets overlooked in favour of its bolshy neighbours (the likes of Shanghai and Hong Kong in particular) but Taipei has plenty to offer too! Make sure you check it out too. Personally, I’m a bit of an obsessive over-planner and, having booked my Asia trip several months in advance, I’d foolishly only allocated a week to visit Taipei. … More Top 10 things to do in Taipei
The third and final walking tour I did with Tour Me Away was their evening Longshan Temple Tour. (I’d previously been on their Old Town Taipei tour and Taipei Chill Out tour). If you’ve had a nosey around my blog before then you’ll know I’m kind of obsessed with temples. To be honest, I’m not … More Taipei’s Longshan Temple tour: Buddhism 101
If there’s anything in Asia I love almost as much as a temple, it’s the leafy green, ornate roofs and calm atmosphere of oriental gardens.
Say hello to Yu Garden, about a 20 minute walk down from The Bund. I can’t lie, it was pretty packed when I went but it was still beautiful. For just a small entrance, who can say no to a visit. Make sure it’s on your list!
Say hello to Yu Garden, about a 20 minute walk down from The Bund. I can’t lie, it was pretty packed when I went but it was still beautiful. For just a small entrance, who can say no to a visit. Make sure it’s on your list! … More Shanghai: The magical Yu Garden
After my visit to the gorgeous and imposing Jing’An Temple, I wasn’t sure if anything could surpass it. However, the quaint charm of the smaller Jade Buddha Temple came close. … More Shanghai: Jade Buddha Temple
Although I’m not remotely religious, it’s no secret that I love a good temple and I definitely got my fix in Shanghai. It might be a busy and dense city but there are still spots of calm and serenity, like the Buddhist Jing’an Temple off of busy West Nanjing road. The temple was first built … More Shanghai: Jing’an Temple
One of my favourite things about Asia is the abundance of temples. Each is unique but they all have similar mystical, ornate and historic qualities about them which I love. The detail in the roofs and gates is amazing. A number of temples are even constructed without a single nail or drop of glue!! Insane. Perhaps … More Beijing’s Yonghe Lama Temple
World, hello again. If anyone still reads this blog (hi Mum?), sorry for the 4 month disappearance. Life and a touch of laziness happened but fear not, the dark days are over and I’m back with the time and will to write, plus things to write about. Hurrah. As the title of this post suggests, I’ve … More I’ve left my job to travel and tell stories!