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Tokyo is a huge city, and it would be literally a lifetime to experience this exciting place has to offer. Here is a list of three captive travel destinations in Tokyo to get your travel experience in Japan with his right foot.
Harajuku Tokyo is known worldwide as the center of Japanese street fashion. On Sunday morning, young Japanese get together to show the Gothic Lolita, Cosplay, rockabilly, visual-kei, and other creative mode. Many of the most important designers in the world in regular pilgrimage to Harajuku in search of new fashion inspiration.
In Harajuku, Takeshita Door check out, a strip of fresh situated just in front of Harajuku station full of fashionable clothes shops, food stands, and people ample opportunity to observe. Also, just in front of the station is the venerable Meiji Shrine, which provides the perfect escape back to Japan, traditional and quiet if you need a break from the trend “over-the-top of Harajuku.
Shibuya is the center of Japan’s fashion, young fashion trends, and is an exciting place for dining, shopping, entertainment, sightseeing and people watching for tourists and Tokyoites similar. Shibuya is famous for world-famous attractions such as Hachiko Crossing, the intersection of business in the world (located just outside Shibuya Station) and 109 Shibuya, Tokyo’s most fashionable department store. Get ready for a wave of human traffic like you’ve never tried!
3. Tsukiji Fish Market
Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, is the largest and most vibrant market in the world of wholesale fish, where every day, many tons of maguro tuna and other fish and seafood are bought, sold and auctioned . This fish market in Tokyo is also home to some of the freshest, highest quality sushi to be found anywhere on this planet! Get there at dawn to see the tuna auctions and then head for a sushi shop near a breakfast of sushi impeccably prepared ultra-cool!
Visiting these wonderful travel destinations Tokyo will ensure that your stay in Japan will be unforgettable!
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If you have just arrived at Ngurah Rai Airport, then here are some tips to stay in Bali that may be helpful. Especially if there is no one from your hotel awaits you in the arrivals hall. Why, then, there is only one option left for you: A taxi from the airport.
Unlike other airports throughout Indonesia, you will not be approached or followed by dozens of taxi drivers asking you if you need a taxi. Instead Ngurah Rai Airport to all taxi drivers are waiting for their customers in a taxi stand, indicated by a blue sign.
Behind the counter you can see a list of all the major travel destinations in Bali with the exact price behind it. After telling the person where to go (hotel name, street name or village) you must pay immediately.
And that’s all, so no need to pay the driver later.
I’ve heard, even if from other travelers that when the taxi counter you should know your target and what country is located.
It seems that people sometimes want to counter taxi confused about where exactly the hotel. Some village boarders are not very clear, particularly in the area of Kuta.
So, if you say you want to go to a specific hotel in Legian, taxi drivers argued that this is located in Seminyak. This village is a bit ‘further so in the end you pay more than necessary. But from my personal experience taxi drivers are ok. We do so, however, that in fact the taxi driver drops you off in front of your hotel. Once, our taxi driver did not want to take a detour through Kuta, because everything is one-way traffic.
Then he said we could just go out as our hotel was only 1 minute walk. But I think he got confused with minute miles. Taxi prices are obviously a bit more expensive than a regular taxi that cruises around the city. But these regular taxis are not allowed to collect from all customers are only allowed to drop them off.
So you have no other choice then to go to the official airport taxi.
Make sure you take this advice to travel to Bali in mind when you set foot on the beautiful tropical island after a flight of 12 hours long haul. If you are approached with a ‘best price’, has been declining.
I know it sounds tempting to go for a taxi ride cheaper, but usually at the end you pay more than expected and you have a bad start of your holiday …
The price by taxi from the airport to the main tourist destinations are in Indonesian Rupiah:
Kuta Center: 45,000
Sanur and Nusa Dua: 85,000
For further hotel in Nusa Dua: 95,000
Denpasar (depending on the area): 60.000 to 80.000
If you plan to use the taxi to go to Bali or other travel destinations where you plan to return to the airport then I recommend the Blue Bird taxi company. Indonesians throughout Indonesia even prefer to get into a Blue Bird, so you should too.
There are other taxi companies but their reputation is not as good as Blue Bird. Their drivers are very friendly and always on time when you have ordered a taxi by phone. This is a good thing to know if you should take your plane home at 6 am, right?
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For most of us who were born and bred in this part of the world, in a region of hot and humid weather with scorching sun all year round, we have adapted ourselves well enough through years of civilization in acclimatizing to the weather and making full use of whatever benefits it brings along. During our childhood many of us would’ve dreamed about winter and the snow and what it would be like to live in a cold country. Our fantasy may go wild from running in the snow, building snowmen, ice skating, snow ball fights with friends etc. These fantasies aren’t limited to children though, as adults too sometimes secretly wish for the experience at least once in a lifetime.
Hence it would come as no surprise when the seasoned house was built in Bukit Cahaya Sri Alam, Malaysia as a tourist attraction or rather for locals largely. Then, following this footstep, came the ice skating centers in major malls; the largest of which is situated in Dubai UAE.
Some of us who are lucky enough, get to experience these by going overseas to northern countries for vacation, for studies or job postings.
But winter is not just all about that, just like any other weather it has its ups and downs. Surely more ‘downs’ in countries associated with extreme coldness like Russia. Being a student who has lived here in Moscow for the past seven years, this is where I’d like to bring your attention to the most intricate details of my experience with winter in Moscow. Perhaps for some of you who travel regularly or have experienced winter in a foreign country this information might be a little mundane or maybe you have settled in that country for such a long time that these minor details are an everyday part of life that one often overlooks at. But I believe it would very much interest those who have never experienced the cold season.
So let us start of with clothing. During mid winter, it is a must to go out fully and properly clothed. We have to wear thick socks, gloves, snow cap and winter boots while mufflers and long johns depend very much on people; some, like me, prefer to wear few layers of thin clothing instead of long johns as I find them a bit uncomfortable. Besides, it is also a widely known fact that a few layers of thin clothing trap warmth better and keep you well insulated during the chilly months of winter. And, not forgetting perhaps the most important thing of all, your winter jacket/overcoat. This comes in a multitude of colors and designs and price ranges where one could easily be spoilt for choice. Just roam the streets of Moscow and you will know what I’m talking about; it’s like a live high fashion bazaar. Even the older folks are becoming more fashion conscious and trendy. For a moment it seems like gender and age have no boundaries in Moscow.
As I would very much like to talk of the thinking and attitudes of Muscovites , their behavior and ideology, unfortunately that’s a whole new ball game which we won’t be touching for now. So, let us continue with the weather. The biggest misconception of all time is perhaps that ‘Russia is a land filled with meters of layers of snow and everything is white all the time as portrayed by the mass media; thanks to films like Triple-x (XXX) and the James Bond saga.
NOT true at all. Russia is not covered in snow all the time, that too only parts of this vast country. Now we’ll leave the precise geographic details to the experts, but, all I can say is even during mid winter, the snow fall is not constant and on going; it is very much just like our tropical rain. While in summer the temperature could be no different than in Malaysia, in which I’d like to add that the best time to enjoy Moscow is perhaps from late spring to early autumn. The weather during spring and autumn especially is very unpredictable, with noticeable fluctuations in the temperature in one single day. A windy cold spell in the morning followed by heavy rain in the afternoon and warm, sunny weather in the late evening is quite a common occurrence during these seasons.
Apart from nature, one can’t help but stare in awe at the various machinery ranging from modified trucks to bulldozers which tirelessly clean up the snow every single day at practically every street to ensure a smooth and safe traffic flow. Some can be seen as early as before dawn while others work late throughout the night to beat the traffic. And the result is what can be perceived as two continuous mounds of snow along each street; some of them can be as high as two meters! And as summer approaches, the rain and rising temperatures causes these mounds to melt little by little which in turn causes damp or even wet and slippery roads and pathways when the temperature rises. The whole scenario can be quite unsightly, BUT not for long; as another group of trucks with fitted tanks take turns blasting the roads clean with water jetting out of mobile nozzles.