Accommodation in Japan varied in terms of service and location, and price of course. Below you have the most basic dormitory and well equipped, spacious hotel with a balcony. I began my journey to Japan in Okinawa. The capital Naha offers vibrant nightlife, colorful restaurants among other attractions. The simple hostel close to the town… Continue reading Japanese Hostels
Taiwanese hotels, hostels, dormitory bunk beds look pretty similar to those in other Asian countries. They are either very spacious and well equipped if you play a bit more or in case of dormitory rooms, the beds are structured in form of cages with a dividing screen to give you a bit privacy. Some look… Continue reading Taiwanese Hotels
Nope, I did not find this or any other hotels on booking dot com. As far as I remember there were just two tourist hotels to 'choose from'. The one I stayed it had amazing views and huge hallway. Ahh, and lots of bugs and cameras, I guess.
That was the idea. Explore Taiwan island by train only. Except for one section in the South, I managed to circle the island around using high-speed and commuter trains. As with Japanese RailPass, I opted for Taiwanese 5 Day Rail Pass, instead of having to queue, dealing with foreign ticket counters, purchasing the ticket on… Continue reading Taiwanese Railways
Tehran airport is now connected by subway line 8. This change has caused much controversy and resentment amongst cab drivers and minibuses, understandably though. Before the opening, you had to rely on private taxis which typically charged 25/30 for a ride to Tehran city. With metro line 8 taking you first to Shahed and transfer… Continue reading Teheran Metro
Buses in Iran are quite comfortable and efficient. The routes I took last between 6h to 12h of journey time. I came across a wide circle of characters, ranging from dodgy couriers with suspicious cargo to white robe-clad pilgrims. I manage to cover most of the eastern side of Iran, bordering Afganistan and Pakinstan. Mashhad.… Continue reading Iranian Buses