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9 Days Okinawa Itinerary: Things to do in Okinawa (Part 1)

9 Days Okinawa Itinerary

Deep blue sea, white fluffy clouds and awesome great views everyday! That’s how I would describe Okinawa. I’ve recently returned from the sunny island and would like to share with you my 9 Days Okinawa Itinerary. You’ll see me visiting tourist attractions as well as places off the tourist map. My 9 days in Okinawa were so fulfilling. There was not a single day when I wasn’t wowed by what I saw or did. From snorkel-friendly beaches …

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How Typhoon in Japan Disrupted My Travel Plan (And Lessons Learnt)

Typhoon in Okinawa

“Warning. Typhoon will hit Okinawa on 1 July!”. That was the message my airbnb host sent me a day before I was to check out of his residence and make a two hours drive from north to south of Okinawa. My checkout date happened to be on 1 July, the day Typhoon Prapiroon was forecasted to hit Okinawa, Japan. How ‘lucky’! Growing up in Singapore where typhoon has never been able to reach our shore (thank god!), I …

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11 Tips You Need To Know When Choosing A Hotel in Okinawa

Japanese Room with Futon

If you are thinking of where to go for your next holiday, why not consider Okinawa? It’s a charming island in South Japan that rewards you daily with turquoise water, abundance marine life, yummy seafood and delicious meat. Most importantly, it’s a great place to load up on beauty products (oops, pardon me!).   Hope I’ve gotten you excited! To make travel planning easy for you, I’m sharing with you 11 tips that can help you …

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18 Important Things to Know Before Visiting Okinawa

Things to know before visiting Okinawa

I’ve just returned from a trip to Okinawa. Now that my memory is still fresh, I want to quickly bring to you 18 Important Things to know before visiting Okinawa. These are points I’d diligently jotted down when travelling in Okinawa and I hope they will be useful in your travel planning. I’ll address points like: “Which month is best to travel to Okinawa?” “What’s the best mode of transport to get around Okinawa?” “How to …

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Agoda Pay Later: How I ended up paying more at Agoda?

Hey, folks. If you are using Agoda to make your hotel booking, are you aware that you may be charged more if you choose the Agoda Pay Later option? Read on and I’ll share with you my recent experience and how you can avoid such unexpected charges.     This is a public service announcement as I did not intend to churn out any post just before a trip – I have too many Travel To-do items …

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Top 20 Beauty Items to buy from Japan

Things to buy in Japan

  Hey there! Heading to Japan soon? Are you as crazy over Japan beauty items as I do? In this post, I’ll share the Top 20+ Beauty Items to buy from Japan. These items have been reviewed on myBeautyCravings.com and received high ratings of at least 4 stars out of 5. I‘ve personally used each and everyone of these made-in-Japan products and will be repurchasing most of them in my upcoming trip to Okinawa.     …

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Touristy Shifen Waterfall and Shifen Old Street (Day 6 pt 2)

Shifen Waterfall

What’s next after our hottest-ever mountain-hiking experience in the morning? In the afternoon of Day 6, we would drive to Shifen and visit Shifen waterfall and Shifen Old Street. Shifen must be one of the most touristy places in Taiwan. People – tourists and locals alike – come here to release sky lanterns, hoping their wishes would come true.     Read on and I’ll also share why Shifen Old Street left me feeling unimpressed. Stay till the end …

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Hiking Teapot Mountain in Taiwan, plus Nanya and Yin Yang Sea on Day 6 (pt 1)

Teapot Mountain

Hiking Teapot Mountain was the highlight of Day 6 of our Eastern Taiwan Tour. In fact, there were so many attractions located along Northeastern Coast of Taiwan that our initial plan was to set off from Luodong at 4am. What? Such ungodly hours! Why so early? If you stay till the end of this story, you would probably suggest that we set off earlier.     Other than hiking Teapot Mountain, we also visited Bitou, Nanya, Yin …

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