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    Travel Diary: Singapore 2017

    Our team was fortunate enough to attend the Global Scrum Gathering in Singapore last July 17-19. It was held at the Grand Copthrone Waterfront hotel which was really fancy and lovely. Of course, you’d be more interested in what we did during our free time and also where we ate! Singapore has a lot of delicious food to savorn and I don’t want to miss out! We didn’t waste time in the hotel and explored the nearby Tiong Bahru complex where there’s a floor filled with hawker stalls – something they are very famous for. The chinese stall owner caught me snooping around while my male travel companions stayed in line.…

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    Travel Diary: Hakone 2017

    After our day-trip in Kyoto where we did endless walking and sightseeing, our next adventure is trying the onsen in Hakone. I’m the mastermind behind this onsen trip naturally because I’ve seen it in anime shows and it looks so relaxing. The closest onsen I’ve been was back when we stayed in a skii resort in Niseko and the house has a onsen-like bathroom. But that time you can control the hot water while in Niseko the hot water is already all prepared and you just have to jump in (though I will caution you against that, more on that later). From Tokyo to Hakone, we had to take the…

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    Travel Diary: Kyoto 2017

    We were supposed to go to a day-trip to Kyoto during our 2014 Japan trip but due to my unexpected knee injury, we had to cancel it and just stay in Osaka. I thought it wasn’t a big loss since it’s mostly temples. When we finally pushed through with the day-trip to Kyoto this year, man, was I super shocked that Kyoto is such a beautiful place! One day is not enough to explore it’s beauty! We visited Kinkakuji Temple also known as the Golden Pavilion. There’s so many people so it was difficult to take a solo shot haha! I think it would be nice to share how we travel. So I was…

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    Travel Diary: Tokyo and Shinjuku 2017

    Let me start off this travel diary by saying that I never thought I would be back in Japan again, with my family, so soon. After our trip in Hokkaido two years ago I thought it would take me around 5 years, to earn enough for the family, to go back to my favorite vacation destination. But my mom is not getting any younger and our lives are not getting any easier – what better time than now? So when my mom was down with traveling we wasted no time in booking our plane tickets and hotel (she might change her mind!). We decided to complete our itinerary from way…