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Typhoon in Okinawa

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

“Warning. Typhoon will hit Okinawa, Japan 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 Japan. How ‘lucky’! …

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Need Travel Ideas? Browse through 30 Travel Activities to get inspired!

Dear Readers, I’ve just launched a new page – Travel Activities. You can now browse myBeautyCravings by your travel interests. Do you like hiking, waterfall-chasing, night market, castles, museums or just to chill at the beach? We have close to 30 travel activities to suit your needs. It took me a while to design the webpage and to add the …

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Things to know before visiting Okinawa

18 Important Things to Know Before Visiting Okinawa

Summer is a great time to travel to Okinawa. Have you booked your tickets already? Let me show you 18 Important Things to know before visiting Okinawa. These are points I’d diligently jotted down when traveling 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 …

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I’m Missing Japan Badly. Here’re 11 Things I Love About Japan and I know you would too!

I’m missing Japan badly and want to share with you 11 things I love about Japan. Do you want to make a guess what they are? Why am I planning a revisit to the land of the rising sun even though I’ve been there four times already? Did you say Kawaii stuff? Indeed, Japan is known for its “cute” culture. …

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Rent a Car in Taiwan: My Cheap & Fuss-free Taiwan Car Rental Experience

  “Are you sure you want to rent a car through this website? Not many reviews yet, you know?” I’d asked my partner. I was referring to a Taiwan Car Rental listing on Klook.com. I’ve no qualms about being a guinea pig when it comes to testing hotels and Airbnbs. But testing a car is a serious matter. If a …

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A Rude Shock: Book Hotels Early if Traveling to Major Taiwan Cities over the New Year (Plus AsterSpring-Dermalogica Workshop)

I totally switched off from social media and blogging over the weekends because I’d received a rude shock – Taipei and Taichung hotels are up to five times more expensive during New Year’s Eve and New Year 2019. At time of writing (a full seven weeks prior to New Year 2019), many good accommodations are already fully booked. Even Airbnb units …

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

If you are thinking of where to go for your next holiday, why not consider Okinawa? It’s a charming island in southern Japan that rewards you daily with turquoise water, abundant 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 …

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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 …

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