Wednesday, May 23, 2012

AirAsia Isn't Perfect

Sometimes, it's hard to be proud of AirAsia when they make mistakes like these. Plus it was on their front page too. Guess it shows that they are only human after all. Gambateh!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Japan2012: Kyoto 5D/4N Itinerary - Day 5

Date of travel: 2-6 April 2012
Cycling along the Kagawa river
This is our final day in Kyoto, and the weather wasn't too kind either. We exchange our coupons at Kyoto Hana Hostel and rented 2 bikes for the day for free. We rode all the way back to Sanjo Kawaramuchi area from the night before, and managed to find an official bicycle parking for ¥100 for the first 3 hours. One place we always wanted to visit was The Loft. Having been to The Loft in Bangkok, we loved to browse all the cutesy stuff they have in there. Turns out Kyoto's The Loft was just as cute.

Japan2012: Kyoto 5D/4N Itinerary - Day 4

Date of travel: 2-6 April 2012
Umekoji Craft Market - First Thursday of each month

Today was our lucky day. After Sukiya beef bowl (yes again!!), we decided to visit the Gold temple Kinkakuji. On the bus ride there, we passed a craft market which we totally forgot we wanted to visit. This is also known as the Umekoji Park Craft Market, that opens only on the first Thursday of each month. About 6 rows of 20 stalls selling items from handicraft, wooden toys, clothes, to plants and cakes. I bought 3 bars of handmade soap and a donkey house for Monica.

Japan2012: Kyoto 5D/4N Itinerary - Day 3

Date of travel: 2-6 April 2012
Entrance to Nishin Honganji Temple
 To start the day, we decided to try out the closest temple to our hotel, which is Nishin Honganji. The moment we entered, we saw about 1000 women on the grounds, all dressed in suits and heels. Turns out that it was some orientation for the Kyoto Women's University. The temple is known for its gardens, but the temple itself was nothing to shout about. Would have skipped this on hindsight.
The main temple inside, very huge