Go Beyond

Let's go beyond borders!

First get yourself a passport (or check that your passport is at least 6 months valid) and then you will be ready to travel the world!

"Around the World in 79 Stamps" by Benjamin Schmitt
Photo from here

Thought You Should Know That...
Phnom Penh
A Bed to Sleep On
The Royal Palace
Hello Kid!
History Lessons in Phnom Penh
Chews Cambodia
I Came, I Saw, I...Spent

Map of Japan from Wikimedia Commons
Know Before You Go
Single Tourist Visa for Japan
Pocket WiFi: Japan Wireless
Roam Around Japan with a Swagger
An Ignoramus in Japan: Vending Machines
An Ignoramus in Japan: Bathrooms and Toilets
An Ignoramus in Japan: Manhole Covers
I Spy With My Little Eye: Japan's Fashion Contradictions
I Spy With My Little Eye: On the Go in Japan
Itinerary and Expenses
10D/9N | Oct 2015 | Tokyo, Toyama, Kyoto, Hyogo, Osaka, Hiroshima
9D/9N | Nov 2016 | Wakayama, Nara, Kyoto, Osaka
17D/17N | Oct 2017 | Aichi, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Toyama
9D/9N | July 2018 | Hokkaido, Chiba
Japan has 47 prefectures, grouped into 8 regions.
Below is alphabetically arranged by Region then by Prefecture:
Chubu Region
Nagoya Accommodations: Hostel Wasabi Nagoya Ekimae, Glocal Nagoya Backpackers Hostel
Eating and Gawking in Nagoya (Nagoya-meshi, Nagoya Castle, SCMAGLEV and Railway Park)
Toyota Museums: Havens for Car Enthusiasts
UNESCO World Heritage: A Hamlet Called Ainokura
Chugoku Region
Strolling and Snacking in Miyajima
Remembering the Past in Hiroshima
Hokkaido Region
Sapporo Accommodation: Grids Sapporo Hotel + Hostel
See Sapporo: Parks, Towers, Streets
Kansai Region
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kansai Region
Japanecdote: If Only I Could Speak Nihongo
Day Trip to Himeji: Himeji Castle and Shoshazan Engyoji Temple
Japanecdote: Am I an Alien?
Accommodations: K's House Hostel Kyoto, Guesthouse Wind Villa, Shiori Yado
Japanecdote: Wisdom from the Road: On exits #2
Kyoto Imperial Palace, Sanjusangendo, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Japanecdote: Turning Japanese
UNESCO World Heritage: Kiyomizu-dera, Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji
Kansai Diaries, Day 5: Rainy Day in Uji City
Kansai Diaries, Day 5.5: Tofukuji, Kawai Jinja, Shimogamo Jinja
Kansai Diaries, Day 6: Ginkakuji, Ryoanji, Ninnaji
Kansai Diaries, Day 6.75: Gion Night Walking Tour
Kansai Diaries, Day 7: All Day in Arashiyama
Kansai Diaries, Day 8: Last Day in Kyoto
Sleep, Eat, and Explore Nara City
Kansai Diaries, Day 3.5: Yakushiji, Toshodaiji, and Heijo Palace Site in Nara City
Kansai Diaries, Day 4: Early Morning at Nara Park
Kansai Diaries, Day 4.25: Naramachi Walking Tour
Kansai Diaries, Day 4.5: Todaiji, Yoshiki-en, and Kofukuji in Nara Park
Accommodations: Osaka Airbnb, Hotel Raizan, Hotel Mikado
Japanecdote: How to Lose Friends
Japanecdote: Where is Bentencho Station?
Osaka Castle and Tenjinbashisuji Shotengai
Japanecdote: Learn From Your Mistakes
Kansai Diaries, Day 0: Arrival
Kansai Diaries, Day 8.75: Dizzying Dotonbori
Kansai Diaries, Day 9: Osaka, Over and Out
Kansai Diaries, Day 1: Going to, Sleeping in, and Eating in Koyasan
Kansai Diaries, Day 1.5: West Side of Koya Town
Kansai Diaries: Koyasan Sidewalk Shorts
Kansai Diaries: Days 1.75~2: Okunoin, Three Times
Kanto Region
Accommodation: Shinjuku Airbnb
Accommodations: Oak Hostel Fuji, Hostel Owl Tokyo Nippori, Centurion Ladies Hostel Ueno Park
Keisei Skyliner and Tokyo Subway Tickets
Memorable Tokyo Eats
Doing Touristy Things in Tokyo
Food for the Eyes and Food for the Mouth at Asakusa
A Day at Ueno Park
Tokyo Sights Using the Toei 1-Day Pass
Teamlab Borderless
Escape to Mount Takao

Malaysia Must–Know
What's in a (Business) Name? Malaysia
What's in a (Business) Name? Malaysia Again
Kuala Lumpur
Home in Kuala Lumpur
Like a King in Kuala Lumpur
Capsule by Container Hotel at Gateway@KLIA2
One Day in Kuala Lumpur for Two Years
Orange Pekoe Guesthouse
Eats Recommended at Suria KLCC
Klick-Klock Homestay in Melaka
Gluttons in Melaka
Melaka In Between Bites
Explore Georgetown

Map of South Korea from Imagine Your Korea

South Korea
Tourist Visa for South Korea
Random Things About Kimchiland
Daily Dose of Kindness in South Korea
South Korea Countdown
South Korea Solo: Tangible Essentials
Six Apps for a Smooth South Korea Trip
Itinerary and Expenses
7D/7N | April 2012 | Seoul, Gyeonggi, Gangwon
5D/4N | November 2014 | Seoul, Gyeongsangbuk, Busan
8D/8N | April 2016 | Incheon, Seoul, Gyeonggi, Gyeongsangnam, Busan
9D/8N | March 2018 | Jeju, Gyeongsangbuk, Gyeongsangnam, Busan
10D/10N | October 2018 | Seoul, Gangwon
9D/8N | April 2019 | Jeju, Gyeongsangnam, Busan
Accommodation: Mr Egg Hostel (Nampo)
Accommodation: Sum Guesthouse Garosugil
Scenic Sites of Busan: Taejongdae and Oryukdo
Wishes at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
40gyedan–gil and Beyond
Gamcheon Culture Village
An Ignoramus in Busan
What's in a (Business) Name? Busan
Beomeosa Temple
An Abundance in Busan
Cherry Blossom Binge Continues in Busan
Busan Museum of Art
Daegu International Airport to Gyeongju
Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province)
Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province)
To the North We Go...Almost (DMZ)
Step Back in Time at the Folk Village (Korean Folk Village)
Petite France
Village Walks in Paju City
Day Trip to Suwon City
Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province)
UNESCO World Heritage: Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto
Gyeongju Accommodation: Chacharang Guesthouse
UNESCO World Heritage: Gyeongju Historic Areas
Walking Around Gyeongju
UNESCO World Heritage: Gyeongju Yangdong Historic Village
Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province)
Haeinsa Temple
Find My Name in Masan, Changwon City
Joining the Cherry Blossom Loving Crowds in Jinhae
Tail End of Cherry Blossom Season
Jeju-do (Jeju Province)
Accommodation: Sum Guesthouse Jeju Airport
Traveling Around Jeju by Bus
Checking out Cafes in Jeju
Location, Location, Location (for a Photoshoot)
Jeju Eats
History and Nature in East Jeju
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jeju
Hiking Hallasan via Yeongsil and Eorimok Trails
From One Point to Another
Accommodations: Homes Away From Home
Accommodations: Kam Guesthouse and Aroha Guesthouse
My First Meal is Not Korean
You Will Never Go Hungry Here
Strolling, Collecting Sights
A Dose of History: Gyeongbokgung
UNESCO World Heritage: Changdeokgung & Huwon
Photo Stop: Bukchon Hanok Village
Care For Some Coffee?
Trick Eye Museum
N Seoul Tower
What's in a (Business) Name? Korea
This Little Mustache Went to (Namdaemun) Market
Hunting for Cherry Blossoms at Yeouido Park
Can't Pronounce It So I Stuffed It in My Mouth
Lessons From My Seoul Airbnb Experience
Gwangjang Market
Namsan: Park, Tower, and Village
Seoul Food
Songpa Naru Park and Banpo Hangang Park
Wander Around City Hall Station
Art: Nanta!, Ihwa Mural Village, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
UNESCO World Heritage: Jongmyo Shrine, Seolleung and Jeongneung Royal Tombs

Tourist Visa for Taiwan
Taiwan Preparations
What's in a (Business) Name? Taiwan
Wisdom from the Road #20
Welcome to Taiwan
Taipei Accommodation: Fun Taipei Backpackers
Free Taipei Tourist Stops
Wisdom from the Road #21
An Artist's Playground
House Visits: Shilin Main Presidential Residence and Lin Family Mansion and Garden
Life in Mini
Time to Count My Money, Taiwan
Tasting Taipei, Starting with Breakfast
Tasting Taipei, Splurge Section
Tasting Taipei, Shilin Market
Tasting Taipei, Random Food Finds

Do You...?
What's in a (Business) Name? Vietnam
Bed Hopping
Would You Call Us Lucky or Unlucky?
Vietnom Nom Nom
Ding Dong, Dong's All Gone
Ho Chi Minh
Adopting a Fellow Traveler
Strolling Saigon
Bin Thuan Province
From Concrete City to Sand Town
Lam Dong Province
From Sand Town to the Highlands
Wedding Crashers