The post that we have all been waiting for! So instead of doing a generic itinerary for all of Japan, I thought it made more sense to have a city by city itinerary as everyone has their own preferences of how long they’d like to plan their vacation. The reason I chose 5 days for Tokyo is because really even 5 days aren’t enough for this amazing land of so much awesomeness. Add to this the fact that there will be some day trips that you’ll be taking while staying in Tokyo. Honestly, anything less than five days in Tokyo is just NOT doing justice to this city. Expect a post real soon elaborating more about what to do, see and experience at the places that found a spot in my itinerary.
I took this post as a challenge, to come up with ONLY 14 reasons to visit a country like Japan, which is most certainly one of those places where the reasons could be endless. But since nobody likes readying long lists, I’ve tried my best to pick out the top 14 of the lot based on experiences which are not only truly authentic to Japan but also unique in contrast to many other appealing travel options. I hope that after seeing this post, I can inspire a lot of those people who wish to SOMEDAY go to Japan to wanting to go TODAY. So let’s get started yeah?
Japan has been one of the most challenging vacations for me to plan, not because there weren’t enough resources available to help, rather because there were way too many. It’s actually super easy to feel overwhelmed when going through the truckloads of information available to you. The cherry on top was that despite being so well prepared (or so I thought), there were still quite a few surprises along the vacation related to travel basics like money exchange, etc. which we could’ve avoided had we known about them in advance.
A lot of people and mostly couples have been asking me about the Greek Islands, whether they’re a hit or a miss and if they’re really worth a trip. My response: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? GO GO GO!!
Dubai is a city that most of us Pakistanis prefer to visit on a short trip since it’s so close to our home and getting holidays isn’t often quite easy. Unfortunately Dubai is not a sightseeing state but more of an experience based state. Therefore squeezing everything in three days isn’t going to be easy, but I’m going to try my best.
Dubai is an amazing city with a promise of entertainment and a jolly good time. Wait, but that’s not what the caption says! Yes, because there’s a big BUT that follows my initial statement. It’s a city that thrives on energy and things to do but it majorly lacks on some of the most important aspects that make tourism or a leisure trip complete. Here’s a comprehensive list:
A city like Athens which has so much history, culture, art and heritage to offer, is not easy to cover in mere three days. But I understand that most of us are limited in terms of time and would love to squeeze in as many places in a few days to see as possible ( Damn you corporate culture and little work holidays!).
The best service to yourself when travelling to this splendid city is to list down and build an elaborate itinerary for yourself of all the places you should and you wish to see while you’re there. Remember, being organized and productive is the key for this city. And trust you don’t want to miss out on any of those exquisite sites and trips down history’s lane.
Here is a sample itinerary for a three day visit to Athens based on my highly recommended attractions in Athens: Continue reading “Athens: 3 Day Itinerary”
Here you can find some of the most essential information such as basic history of Istanbul that will help you understand the city better, visa application details, certain do’s and don’ts for while you’re there to make your trip smoother. If there’s anything else you’d like us to mention here, please let us know in the comments section.
No travel planning is complete without a budget analysis of how much the trip will actually cost you. This list is based on the three day itinerary for Istanbul that you can find here. The prices provided here are from 2015 and are subject to change depending on the time you wish to travel on, so there is a field for buffer cash i.e. an amount that you should take just in case the prices have risen or exchange rate is less in your favor. I hope this provides you with a basic idea of how much cash or credit amount you need to travel with. One more point to add here is that most places in Istanbul take credit cards so if you wish to travel light on cash, you can definitely rely on your card.