Exploring Kichijoji

Kichijoji is one of those Tokyo neighbourhoods that gives you a small town feel in the big city just under 30 minutes by train from Shinjuku or Shibuya Station. It is home to an iconic Tokyo park as well as an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, cafés. These are some spots and shops in Kichijoji that I’d like to recommend.

Kinosaki Onsen

Kinosaki Onsen is an Onsen Town located approximately 2.5 hours from Kyoto by train. The town offers seven onsen – natural hot springs – and many beautiful Ryokan. Find some impressions from Kinosaki Onsen, plus some information about Japanese onsen culture in the post.

5 Things To Do in Chicago

Chicago is full of splendid views, architectural icons, spectacular sundowns and wide skies, old signage, boat cruises, super friendly people, that enormous lake and lots of fun in general. Find some highlights to put on your to-do list, in case you ever happen to find yourself in the city in the article.

Into the Woods

Today we took a walk in the woods up on the Zuriberg, which is located just a short funicular ride from our home. I love getting lost in its web of pathways, hiding away from the city for a while. The woods are the best place to experience the change of the seasons and they are particularly beautiful in autumn, don’t you think?

Hiking around Lago Ritom

Together with my team at work, I went on an overnight trip to Lago Ritom – a barrier lake in the Piora Valley. After arriving in the afternoon, some colleagues and I enjoyed a 2.5-hour walking tour around the lake that nestled between mountain tops at about 1850 metres above sea level. The hike offered everything from