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Applying For a China Visa in Hong Kong Before My Tour Around China!

April 29, 2019
China visa application in Hong Kong

If you want to visit China you have to apply for a Tourist or Business Visa for China and this is one of the pretty intense visa applications that are out there. In an ideal world you would apply for a China Visa in your home Country before heading on your trip to China, however what if you’re like me, travelling on a long trip…

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2 Week Japan Itinerary for Your First Time in Japan – Osaka to Tokyo!

April 27, 2019

If you think you can’t travel to Japan in just 2 weeks, think again! Thanks to Japan’s fast railway system and the fact that many of the most popular places to visit in Japan are Cities and therefore easy to get to and get around, it is possible to see a lot of Japan in just 2 weeks. I visited Japan for 2.5 weeks and…

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Japan’s JR Pass. All You Need To Know Before & During Your Trip!

April 25, 2019
JR Pass for Japan

When planning a trip to Japan, one thing you’ll come across a lot is the JR Pass, aka the Japan Rail Pass. This is a pass that you buy in advance (more on that below) for a set price and it covers all your train travel through Japan including those fancy Shinkansen / Bullet Trains you’ve probably seen photos and videos of online and on…

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16 Money Saving Tips When Visiting & Travelling Around Japan!

April 23, 2019

Japan is an expensive country to visit but I really don’t think that you should let the cost of visiting Japan put you off if you really want to visit. After Backpacking Japan for 2.5 weeks I’d say that Japan is on par in terms of cost as Western Europe including the UK, and like anywhere in the world you can save money in Japan if…

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Free Activities & Day Trips To Do in Japan’s Most Popular Cities!

April 21, 2019

Japan is known for being an expensive country (and it is pretty pricey) so the best thing that backpackers to Japan, or people visiting Japan on a budget, can do to keep costs down is watching what spending costs in Japan are going on attractions which are either are not worth the money, or where alternative cheaper activities can be done, or even better, free…

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Pro’s & Con’s of Visiting Japan in Cherry Blossom Season!

April 19, 2019
cherry blossom himeji Castle Japan

Would you believe me if I told you that I actually didn’t plan to visit Japan during Cherry Blossom Season? The most popular and famous places to see the Cherry Blossoms in the world? My trip just fell in those exact few weeks where Japan blooms pink and I ended up seeing Cherry Blossoms everywhere I went in my 2.5 week trip around Japan? I…

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Best Things To Do In and Near Takayama, Japan!

April 17, 2019
things to do in Takataka Sanmachi Street Takayama

Takayama is a Castle Town up in the Mountains in the Hida region a few hours by train from Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo and Nagoya. After spending 1.5 weeks in Japan in the very touristy and popular places to visit in Japan, before going to Tokyo I really wanted to visit somewhere in Japan that was not on everyone’s usual Japan Itinerary. I came across Takayama…

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Taking a Day Trip to Kyoto from Osaka, My One Day Itinerary!

April 15, 2019

Staying in Kyoto for a few nights was on my original Japan Itinerary however because I looked into accommodation late and was visiting Japan during Cherry Blossom Season which is the peak of tourism in Japan, once I had filtered out hostels in Kyoto in my budget range, only one option came up! I debated whether to make it work but in the endJR Pass…

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Visiting Himeji Castle on a Day Trip or on the Way to Hiroshima!

April 13, 2019

Himeji Castle is the iconic Castle in Japan (in my opinion it’s basically the Castle in Japan that looks like the real-life Emoji Castle) and really should be on your Japan itinerary! But it’s one of the places that you’ve seen photos of but probably aren’t quite sure where Himeji Castle is! Well, Himeji Castle is in the City of Himeji however there are not…

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I’m Ellie Quinn!

I’m a total travel addict who has been travelling on and off since 2010 and has visited over 55 Countries. (Yes I’m a Country Counter!)

I love travelling, visiting new places and meeting new people but what I also love is sharing my experiences to help you travel better which is why I pour so much love into this travel blog.

I hope to inspire you to visit new places, make you realise you don’t need to spend that much money to travel and give you helpful tips on how to get to places and what to do there!

In the Summer of 2018, I quit my office job in London, left my flat and I now travel and blog full time so if this is your dream too, follow along because I post lots of content around how I did it. And it really is amazing!

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