If you are coming to Osaka as a destination location, you might want to try a guided tour of the nightlife in the area. Osaka is very safe and you could definitely work your way around to places where your native language is understood. However, we wanted to experience it as a real local. We wanted a tour where the Japanese hang out.
This post is all about a restaurant (and attraction) at our hotel. Madeline and I traveled to Bali and stayed at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Bali. Luckily for us, they added a new restaurant called Le Petit Chef. We had heard of this concept, but we really knew very little about it. If you look at the chef in the picture, he’s taller than Madeline but inside, he’s much smaller.
If you are coming to Indonesia, you are in for a treat if you sample the local cuisine. Indonesian food is characterized by a combination of flavors, spices, and cooking techniques that are unique to the country. Here are some examples of the variety of Indonesian food
Imagine coming to a beautiful resort and you see these two lovely Balinese ladies greeting welcoming you to the resort. Pretty nice huh? If you are looking for a destination vacation – you’ll love this resort. I know for a USA traveler, it’s a long way from home but it is worth it. At this resort, you step into another culture, and we felt like there was almost a time warp. Things slowed down. People were always smiling. The staff were always looking out for us.
What about Laos for an Asian vacation? How would you see it? We are all different. Some people work with a tour company, and they sign up to see all of the important sights in the allotted time in a country or region. What about you? Are you a tourist or a traveler? For many people, the words might seem the same. For me, a tourist comes with the idea of an organized tour to see places and to take photos. They take care of everything, and you have a schedule every day.
Have you have heard of Kathmandu. What’s the first thing you think of when you hear of Kathmandu? Is it the famous Bob Seger song? When I was working in Japan, Madeline and I had the opportunity to visit Nepal. It is a small country steeped in history. Did you know that Nepal is the birthplace of Buddha? It’s also famous for its Himalayan mountain ranges, including Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.
Do you know where Nepal is? Most people don’t because it’s part Asia and tucked away north of India and south of Tibet. You probably hear about Nepal because of Mt. Everest and the people that are trying to climb to the summit with sherpas. There is a very good movie on this topic called Everest which details one of the more famous climbers.
Are you looking for Asian vacation ideas? We have fun facts about Indonesia in this post. Since you are a traveler, you are probably looking for destinations or vacations. Indonesia is home to over 17,000 islands and over 150 volcanoes. Indonesia is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, housing a significant portion of Earth’s plant and animal species. It boasts rainforests, coral reefs, and the renowned Komodo dragons on Komodo Island.
Since you are a frequent traveler, have you visited Nara in Japan? Nara was the capital of Japan from 710 to 794 and is known for its ancient temples, stunning gardens, and friendly deer. The deer in Nara are considered sacred and are designated as natural treasures of Japan. Visitors can feed and interact with these friendly deer.
Since you are a frequent traveler, have you visited Japan? If so, maybe you saw attractions in Tokyo. Have you been to Kobe? We decided to visit Kobe when we based ourselves in Osaka. From Osaka, we took the JR train to Kanazawa, Fukuoka, Kobe and Nara. We purchased a JR pass in order to save money on travel and use the Shinkansen bullet train as often as possible.