While trains were mostly used when traveling across (or I should say, along) Japan, starting from Okinawa Islands to Rishiri Island, there were a few exceptions where I had to use other means of transport. Buses and ferries in Japan are clean, efficient and very modern as one could possibly expect. Okinawa Island was reached… Continue reading Japanese Buses and Ferries
I got my Japanese visa stamp in Naha, Okinawa. I flew from Taipei, Taiwan, with flypeach com. The airline has not got too many favourable reviews, but speaking from my own experience I was satisfied with the service. The flight was on time and comfy for a budget airline. The most negative opinion it receives… Continue reading Japanese Visa
All procedures for crossing the Iranian border in Teheran. Different rules and regulations apply. Visa and stamps.
I visited South Korea on my U.K. passport. It was part of the greater trip which I created with the purpose of exploring 'Two Koreas in One Go'. I was eligible for VOA. At the airport in Seoul, I had to go through this quarantine room, immigration room and finally customs room, as far as… Continue reading South Korean Visa
I purchased the Rail Pass via a London based travel agency. The process was smooth and direct as I opted to collect the pass personally. It was neatly wrapped with receipt and additional promotional ads. I had the option of seven or fourteen days duration. I needed nine so with a bit of creative thinking… Continue reading Japanese Rail Pass
Taiwanese Rail Pass is not something travelers opt for too often. Since my journey covered two neighboring countries with similar railway networks possibilities I went for it and decided to discover Taiwan, or more specifically circle it by train. Judging by my own experience this Pass has not been enjoyed by visitors too often. It… Continue reading Taiwanese Rail Pass
If you plan to visit Taiwan via Taipei airport you will get your visa stamp on arrival. As U.K. citizen you are exempt but if you are national of any other country just double check with the Taiwanese embassy. I got a 90 days visa stamp and was free to travel across the country. For… Continue reading Taiwanese Visa