Travel

Whimsical Wandering: Himeji Castle & Hello Kitty Café

Whimsical Wandering: Himeji Castle & Hello Kitty Café

Most castles in England are in ruins, so you could imagine what it was like for me to see a fully-formed and beautiful Himeji castle in Japan. It was a real building - all standing proud on top of a hill, and it looked amazing. I had seen photos of ...

Todai-ji Temple and Butt-Biting Deer in Nara

Todai-ji Temple and Butt-Biting Deer in Nara

While I did not enjoy getting my butt bit by a deer, it was an experience going to Nara. It was quite far from where we were staying in Kyoto so we made the decision to just visit the Todai-ji Temple and boy did we make a good choice. I ...

Roaming the Fushimi Inari-Taisha

Roaming the Fushimi Inari-Taisha

The Fushimi Inari-Taisha was everything I wanted it to be and more. It was absolutely beautiful, and as soon as I crossed over into its territory I wanted to run up the mountain and through the thousands of torii gates. I stopped in my tracks when my eyes slapped onto ...

How To Do Gyaru On Holiday – Travel Tips!

How To Do Gyaru On Holiday – Travel Tips!

It's that time of year when we're jetting off around the globe, and enjoying the (hopefully) sunny destinations. There are so many places that I want to tick off my travel wishlist and after coming back from Japan just makes me want to go again! I aim to go on at ...

I Left My Heart in Tokyo: Gyaru Life in Shibuya!

I Left My Heart in Tokyo: Gyaru Life in Shibuya!

I remember the excitement building as I stood grasping onto the train handles, counting down the stops on the Yamanote line to Shibuya. I have been waiting for this moment ever since I found out about gyaru - it is the birthplace of gyaru after all, and I couldn't wait ...

My Japan Haul – DaTuRa, MA*RS, Sanrio and Many More

My Japan Haul – DaTuRa, MA*RS, Sanrio and Many More

I've been to Japan and haven't bought a thing... Said no one ever! And trust me, I am still on the road to financial recovery despite it being over a month since I've been in the magical land of Hello Kitty and matcha KitKat. It was so worth it, though, ...

Chilling with Hello Kitty – My Trip to Sanrio Puroland!

Chilling with Hello Kitty – My Trip to Sanrio Puroland!

I first fell in love with Hello Kitty when I was around 8 years old, sporting a little red and white t-shirt with her face emblazoned against it. But like all things do, I grew out of love with it, until it reappeared in my late teens and has stuck ...

Ravenclaw Rebel at the House of MinaLima

Ravenclaw Rebel at the House of MinaLima

Yup, I dressed up as a Ravenclaw again, but could you really blame me for doing so on the day that my friends and I went on a trip to the House of MinaLima? Where they've filled in every nook and cranny of a super old house with everything graphic ...

Let’s Get Spooky at Warwick Castle!

Let’s Get Spooky at Warwick Castle!

I put a spell on you... Can you believe that Halloween is just right round the corner? I'm SO excited for it, and when I heard that there was this 2-for-1 offer for a Halloween special at Warwick Castle I immediately jumped on it. I'm terrible when it comes to spooky ...

All Hyped Up: Hyper Japan Festival 2016!

All Hyped Up: Hyper Japan Festival 2016!

If I had to choose between all of the conventions in the world, it would have to be Hyper Japan. It's the perfect place for all those Japan-lovers out there whether you're into fashion, "kawaii" culture, food, manga, or just Japan in general... They have everything you could possibly imagine. ...