Cycling 60km in the high heat and humidity of Northern Thailand in February may not seem like the greatest idea. Yet, exploring the countryside of Lamphun and Chiang Mai provinces by bike allowed me to discover a part of Thailand that few visitors get to see.
Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Hearing its name conjures images of strolling across Charles Bridge, exploring Prague Castle or drinking famous Czech beer. However, there is a lot more to this city than what you’ll find in the “Top 10” section of a guidebook.
Trying all the delicious Japanese food is a highlight of any trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. There are so many different local and regional specialities that there is always something new to taste and discover. So here’s my list of the best Japanese food to have on your next visit!
So after posting my review of 2016 a few days back, I’ve decided to also think about my 10 best travel moments of 2016. So here they are, in no particular order! See you in 2017
1. Making friends with a monkey #1 – Ouzoud Falls, Morocco
Morocco is a land of unique architecture, stunning natural beauty and sumptuous food.
Well, 2016 is almost over and it’s time to recap another 12 awesome months of travel. It was also my first full year of blogging as Travel Lexx and I’ve had an absolute blast along the way!
So, here are my highlights of 2016!
Walking a part of the ancient Nakasendo Way was one of the must-dos on my trip to Japan. While hiking may not immediately spring to mind when coming up with an ultimate Japan bucket list, I could not miss the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of shogun and samurai.
The Nakasendo Way is hardly a secret (it’s listed in the top 25 things to do in Japan by Lonely Planet), yet it doesn’t feature on many first-time visitors’ itineraries. If, like me, you love being active and want to get a taste of rural Japan, a visit to Magome, one of Nakasendo’s prettiest spots, should be near the top of your list.
The messenger of the Gods paused, looked up and proceeded to headbutt a small child who fell to the ground in shock, tears running down her face. It definitely wasn’t the type of behaviour I expected from a divine being! Except, of course this wasn’t a case of extreme child abuse – Nara’s so-called messengers of the Gods are…deer!
Japan frequently appears on many travellers’ bucket lists. It’s a country rich in history, tradition and natural beauty. Arriving in Japan for the first time can be a little overwhelming – a different language, culture and a LOT of people. To help anyone planning their trip I’ve put together some essential tips for first time visitors to Japan from my recent travels.