Autumn in Katsuoji

One of the many charms of Katsuoji is the view during Autumn. After visiting it during Summer time, Miss S and I decided to see it during the Autumn season as well. This time we just took the train and then bus to get there. How to get there from Osaka(Access) We took Hankyu Line…

Myanmar Adventure : Ngwe Saung Beach

Now that we are finish with famous Religious places and historical places around Yangon and Bagan, it’s time to head out to the beach and have a few days of relaxing time. There are several beaches around Myanmar, but this time we decided to go to Ngwe Saung Beach.  A very laid back place with…

Myamar Adventure : Mt. Popa

We had a whole before our bus to Yangon leaves so we decided to visit Mt. Popa. Mt. Popa is a dormant volcano which is about 40-50 minutes by car from New Bagan. The temple on top of Mt. Popa Another one. We paid about 22,000 Kyats ( $15-17) for 2 people. The taxi waited…

Myanmar Adventure : Bagan 

Bagan was considered to be the heart of Myanmar over the centuries. It burts of spiritual creativity which lasted for two and half centuries , beginning in 1047 and ending in 1287 when Kublai Khan raided the city. One the main attraction is the “Bagan Archaelogical Zone” which occupies an impressive 26-sq mile area. Sunrise…

Kurobe Gorge Adventure

Everytime I see this Japan adevertisement of a train running on a red track across the river with a beautiful nature all around, I feel like dropping everything and find that place. For this summer, I decided to go to Toyama but I had no idea where to go. A few days before vacation starts…