Side Trips

Side Trips

I had a couple side trips planned during my week in Nagoya. Before I left for Japan I bought a JR nationwide pass for travel within 7 days. I had to calculate the cost of all the trips I was taking to make sure the pass would be cheaper. Even though I missed one of the trips (more on that later), it was definitely worth buying. I saved not only on the bullet train but also taking the local JR…

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Nagoya

Nagoya

The next leg of my trip I spent mostly in Nagoya. I think this is where I crammed in too much of my activities. I was out everyday trying to meet people and by the end of the week I was so exhausted I was in need of another vacation. =P
 I think what I missed most about living in Nagoya was all the things I used to do daily. Browsing the shops on my days off, going grocery shopping…

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Tokyo

Tokyo

I did a three week trip to Asia last month! It’s been a year and a half since I’ve been back to Japan, so I really crammed a lot in to make the most of my time. Aside from seeing friends and doing my obligatory shopping runs, I did manage to make a couple day trips out to go sightseeing as well. The first few days I spent in Tokyo. I really didn’t venture to new places while I was there, but…

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Terre Bleu

Terre Bleu

A couple weeks ago my sister and I visited Terre Bleu lavender farm in Milton. I had read about it a few weeks prior and decided to check it out on our day off. We went on a weekday afternoon and arrived just after 1pm. After paying the admission fee inside the gift shop, we were off to explore the farm. One of the great things about Terre Bleu is that they have different varieties of lavender, which means the…

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Farewell Europe!

Farewell Europe!

My day trip to Tallinn was my last full day in Europe. I had finished packing the night before, so I took it easy the next morning and slowly made my way out. It felt like it had gotten considerably colder the longer I stayed in Europe. In fact it was actually snowing in the morning as I left the apartment! Since I still had time left on my Helsinki Card I decided to head to the airport early. I…

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