Japan on a Budget: How Expensive is Japan?

Shibuya Crossing at night

You guys know that I am not one afraid to talk money when it comes to my travels – not because I wanna brag about how much of a bargain queen I am, but rather to give people a feeling of what to expect from certain places and show you how you can do them on a budget. Spoiler alert: Japan proved to be way less expensive than I was told beforehand.

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Tokyo Travel Diary: The World’s Mega City

Ohayou gosaimas or お早うございます!

WOW. That’s basically Tokyo summed up in one word. It’s a city of contrasts, where the busiest, noisy street crossing in the world is just 500 meters away from a temple in the woods where the only sound is crowing and croaking of wild animals. I’ve left Tokyo for now and thus thought it would be the perfect time to share my impressions of the first few days with you now that they’re still all fresh. Expect a more detailed guide to the different neighborhoods in the near future as well 🙂

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Late Night Thoughts: “Living Your Best Life”

I actually had a completely different post saved as a draft for a few weeks now that I never published as I could find no motivation to finish it. I just notice again and again that I prefer writing about my personal experiences and feelings rather than giving neutral, more general tips, so there goes one of exactly these posts.

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Summer Resumé and Fall Plans

At the university campus

I really love looking back at stuff as well as taking future outlooks, and you seem to like them as well, thus I will gladly continue doing them 🙂 Yes, it is the 26th of August right now as I am writing this, but it cooled down this weekend so I am reaaally feelin’ the fall spirit right now so I thought ‘why not’?

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How to Climb the Stairway to Heaven Legally

A steep, muddy path of 22km, a rainy day, three guys from the Swiss military and I – that’s pretty much the basic fact of this hike summed up. It has been forever BUT I said that I would be writing about my experience hiking the Moanalua Valley Trail, better known as the legal route to the infamous Stairway to Heaven.

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Four Things I Dislike About Austria

Everything and every place has its positives and negatives, and so does Austria. I saw a Youtube video by Michael Buchinger today where he talks about the things he dislikes about my home country and felt very much inspired to do the same. And no, I do not mean to bash Austria, there are simply a few things I don’t like about it – and the same goes for every other place I have ever been to. No place is perfect, so why can we not talk about the negatives as well from time to time?  Continue reading Four Things I Dislike About Austria

48 Hours in Munich

Do you know the feeling of both happiness and sadness at the same time? That’s what I experienced when taking the journey from Munich back to Vienna. Happiness because I had had a great weekend where I got to see amazing people again that I had not met in way too long, and sadness because I had to say goodbye to them after only a few hours. But let me start at the beginning of the weekend.

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