Fountain of Travel 6 Day Tokyo Itinerary Introduction

6 Day Tokyo Itinerary

Tokyo is famous for its blinking lights, neon signs and fast paced city life. My sister and I went to the city for the first time in June this year and fell in love with it. Whilst a lot of travellers choose to tour Japan, we opted for 8 full days in Tokyo. Whilst this may sound excessive, we were never short of things to do! There are so many cool things to do in Tokyo that you would need...

10 Must Do Activities in Shanghai

Shanghai is a sprawling mega city that offers travellers a soft introduction to the rest of China. I went here for my first solo trip and found a cultural shock but also an exciting city with endless opportunities for activities and food. I spent 11 days in Shanghai and made sure to experience as much as possible of the city. With so much on offer it can be overwhelming to know where to start! Below I have listed 10 of...

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How To Spend 24 Hours in The Hague

Have you ever heard of The Hague? No? Neither had I until I was planning a trip between Amsterdam and Brussels and needed a place to stay between the two cities. I love when one discovers new and unexpected travel gems (hey Riga) and The Hague was a great surprise. The Hague is the administrative capital of The Netherlands, meaning it is home to the Dutch government. It is the third largest city in the Netherlands and perfect as a...

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Manchester Neighbourhood Guide

I love Manchester. This city has been my home for 6 years and is the most exciting place I’ve ever lived. The Mancunian spirit is very characteristic and hard to break. It manifests itself in an attitude that is feisty but generally open. I would lovingly say that this city definitely has its rough moments but it’s also a hotpot of people and cultures. You can’t feel bored when walking around Manchester. For food lovers, there are always new restaurants...

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Conquering The Segway in Delamere Forest, UK

I remember the first time I went to Delamere Forest. At that point city life had left me starved for forests and greenery. Cue Delamere Forest. The first time I went was pure bliss. I realised how much I had missed the tranquility, sounds and smells of a forest. Fast forward a year and I was back in Delamere. Except this time I was riding a Segway for the first time in my life. Now, I will be the first...

London solo travel

5 Perfect European Destinations for Solo Travel

I moved abroad at the age of 18 and have lived as an expat for 8 years in separate countries to my family. Simply put, I’ve become accustomed to a very independent lifestyle, which has lead to a love of solo travel. When you work full-time (like I do), you sometimes just want to go for a quick break somewhere and you might not always find someone to travel with. This is why I think European solo travel is so...

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Guide to a Winter Weekend in Riga

If you’re like me, you’re probably at the moment scouring the internet for winter travel ideas. Let me introduce you to Riga! This Baltic gem is the capital of Latvia and the perfect winter weekend destination. Experience the Christmas market from the end of November and enjoy this highly walkable and affordable art nouveau city. Below you will find everything you need to plan a weekend in Riga! Travel to riga Budget airlines such as Ryanair and Norwegian service Riga...

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The Best View in Barcelona

Barcelona is probably one of the most popular bucket list cities in Europe. Having read so much about it, my sister and I were psyched to finally visit this hyped destination. We did all the standard things; Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Museu Picasso etc. We had also read online about Tibidabo, which is the highest mountain top surrounding the city and, in my opinion, offers the best view in Barcelona. The area consists of an amusement park, some green space...

Southport day trip

Guide to a Day Trip to Southport, UK

West of Manchester lies the coastal city of Southport which makes for a brilliant day trip. One of its most famous attractions is the beach promenade with the accompanying Southport Pier and Pleasureland. I knew nothing about the city and randomly decided on a Saturday morning that I wanted to visit. I’m so glad I did! This is a beautiful place and I can warmly recommend it. Getting to Southport from Manchester By Train Getting to Southport by train from...

Fountain of Travel 6 Day Tokyo Itinerary Tsuta Ramen Michelin Star Noodles

Michelin Star Ramen at Tsuta, Tokyo

I admit it, I’ve got an obsession with noodles. So, when I found out that I could visit the first Michelin star ramen restaurant in Tokyo I knew I had to go. Tsuta, owned by chef Onishi Yuki, was the first ramen restaurant to ever get a Michelin star back in 2015. I was more than intrigued. collect your tickets But first things first. You need to plan your visit and can’t just show up. Instead there is a queuing...