Natasha Jao

Natasha is a full-time banker who gets to take a breather when she travels. She loves being challenged. Adventures and whatever engages her logic get her excited.

Yangmingshan National Park

Cherry Blossoms And A Solo Traveler in Taiwan for 4 Days

“Being underestimated is one of Taiwan’s beauties”, a line I read from a travel article which I only believed the moment I stepped outside the Taipei Main station exit. My trip to Taiwan will probably be my most unforgettable trip in my lifetime. I traveled solo, lost my phone, and shamelessly swam a lake inside …

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Arashiyama Bamboo Groves

Kyoto Day Trip From Osaka: Togetsukyo Bridge and Arashiyama Bamboo Groves

The iconic Arashiyama Bamboo Groves is needless to say a place one must visit when visiting Japan. Just walking through the bamboo groves is already a refreshing experience. You also get to explore Kyoto and pass by the Togetsukyo Bridge and other landmarks as you walk to the Arashiyama Bamboo Groves.   Last Day In …

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Nara Park Deer

Nara Park and Universal Studios Japan Day Trip from Osaka

We allotted Day 5 of this 6-day Japan trip for Universal Studios Japan and a morning visit to our deer friends who are freely roaming around Nara. We started our day early to visit Nara Park before enjoying Universal Studios Japan.   Fuku Hostel to Nara Park Take the train from Kintetsu Nippombashi station to …

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Onshihakone Park

Hakone Round Course with Gotemba Premium Outlet Day Trip from Tokyo

The first thing that comes to my mind about Japan is Mt. Fuji. It is the country’s icon for me growing up. Visiting Japan would somehow be incomplete for me without at least seeing Mt. Fuji. We allotted our second day in Japan for our Hakone Round Course and visit to Gotemba Premium Outlet day …

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Hachiko Statue Tokyo

Tokyo Skytree, Hachiko, Shibuya Crossing, and Shinjuku, Tokyo Day Trip

We touched down at Narita, Tokyo full of excitement and with all-out smiles. We finally stepped our feet on Japan, a country which was once just a dream. Japan was once just another Asian country in our History class and a popular country on United Nations celebrations in grade school because the country’s flag is …

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