Journeys in Japan: Onsen-Hopping

Onsen

Naturally hot waters flowing from geothermally heated springs rich in mineral content with mystical healing powers – a one-sentence textbook description of Onsens.

Wikipedia could have told you that, but I am not here to be a parrot regurgitating facts. Allow me to take you into the world of onsens, from a foreigner’s standpoint with nil experiences in public nudity.

Wait, did you mean the sacred ritual of bathing/showering, that time of the day you look forward to some alone pampering time in lathers of shower gel, that’s done publicly in Japan?

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Musing over Malaysia in Kapas Island

A genuine tropical paradise, Kapas Island lies on the East coast of Terengganu, a state in the North-East of Malaysia. The island derived its name from the Malay word “Kapas” which means “Cotton” due to its soft cotton-like sands.

White-sandy beaches stretching over a kilometre long, it is the less touristy version of its neighbours, Redang and Perhentian Island. For those who are looking for a relaxing and private getaway without compromising the crystal clear blue waters – signature of the Malaysian East Coast islands – Kapas Island is the way to go!

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Eurotrip Tips for Beginners : Transportation

What makes Europe the easiest continent to travel through? Its extensive and well-developed transportation network, of course! No other continent in the world is as thoroughly-connected and linked as Europe is – making it the perfect destination for first-time solo travelers.

The knowledge of how to maximize such a facility definitely becomes a valuable skill to have – not only can it save you vast amounts of money and time, but it can also give you the experiences of a lifetime.  For that reason, I feel like it is my duty to share the knowledge I have accumulated over the past year – spreading the love!

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Lessons from Traveling

I have been traveling full time for the past two months and part-time for seven months before that. Within these nine months, I felt like I was let into a secret society of travelers, those who possess insatiable curiosity, something that they try to satisfy by exploring every possible inch of the planet. As an honour to the travelers that I have learnt so much from, this piece is for you.

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The Tourist’s Contradiction

The world is a contradiction, the universe is a paradox. That definitely applies to people too – human beings are a series of contradictions. Some people say that one is only fruitful at the cost of being rich in contradictions, because the truth lies somewhere in between.

Throughout my travels, I have observed some contradictions that exist in tourists. These contradictions make me chuckle, somewhat an entertaining feat that leaves me wondering of the extent of human contradictions. Probably the most common contradiction committed by tourists, myself included of course is….

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