Tag: travel diary

Emerald Inn: Auckland NZ

We were up in Auckland for a weekend to watch A New World: Final Fantasy concert. Taylor Swift was also in town but we skipped her banging performance and opted to nerd out instead. Haha. We normally just stay with friends whenever we fly up to the big city, but for this trip I suggested…

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Getting from Narita to Jimbocho using the JR Pass.  

There were no direct JR trains from Tokyo station to Jimbocho as per the staff at the JR East office in Narita. Their suggestion was to take the local subway/metro from Tokyo station to Jimbocho.

In hindsight, I now realize that would have been way easier... but I was stubborn that day, feeling very determined to try to use our JR passes as much as possible even if it meant we didn't take the shortest route.

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Europe 2017 Travel Diary: River Seine, Paris.

My first good view of the river was while we were crossing Pont Saint-Michel bridge on our way to the Notre Dame Cathedral. I had just landed in Paris 0700 that morning after a 30-hour flight from New Zealand. I should have been feeling tired...but I was too excited that I didn't feel the least bit tired at all. Paris! What was once something I used to only see in photos and movies, I was finally seeing with my very own eyes!

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