It's official!! My girlfriends and I are going to Hong Kong in a few days, and I am so excited. I have been wanting to take a trip for months and it's finally happening!! *Happy Dance* We will be spending 4 nights in Hong Kong Island and exploring all the fun places Hong Kong has to offer; like the markets! We're also hoping to make it to Macau for a day, i mean a little piece of Europe in Asia - can't wait.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
My family came to visit last July and they stayed for two and a half weeks in Okinawa. Before traveling back to America we took them on a little 3 day trip to Tokyo. We visited the Sensoji Temple, the Tokyo Sky Tree, Ueno Park and Tokyo Disney Sea. I blogged the first part of Tokyo Disney Sea featuring the Disney Resort Monorail, Mediterranean Harbor, American Waterfront and Toy Story Mania six months ago and i just kept putting off writing this second post. This post features the Port Discovery, the gorgeous Mermaid Lagoon (my favorite part of the whole park) and a little bit of the Arabian Coast in the sunset.
^^ We got soaked on this water ride called Aquatopia and then we rode Storm Rider, both in the Port Discovery area ^^
The Mermaid Lagoon was my absolute favorite part of the park. All the tiny details like, the mozaic walls with mermaid tiles, the street lamps and of course the intricate underwater looking kid's park. Experiencing it during the sunset also made it seem extra magical, the same with the Arabian Coast.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Two weekends ago we were wanting to do something outdoors because the weather was absolutely perfect, so we decided to head to Ikei Beach. The last time we visited Ikei we only drove around and then decided to go back home because we were starving and we couldn't find a place to eat.
My friend Katie came along with us and of course we had to make a stop at the gorgeous red bridge. Ikei Beach is located right after the bridge and although you have to pay ¥400 per adult to get into beach we really enjoyed the facilities. You can also pay extra to do tons of water activities and there's also a small cafe inside that serves Okinawan food.
^^ We also rented an umbrella for ¥900 ^^
^^ the best way to cool down after a few hours at the beach is of course Kakigori (shaved ice) ^^
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
While i was reading Local Adventurer (an awesome blog you should totally check out) i found that they host a monthly international snail mail exchange called Lovely Letters and i got really excited because i've been wanting to be a part of another fun pen pal exchange. The packages have a budget of $7, so it's just a little fun detail to share with new pen pal friends!
I got paired with Mo from Mo Explores, i loved getting to know her through our emails, her fun blog and YouTube Channel! The theme of this month's exchange was SUMMER FUN!
- Hanabi (Fireworks) Hand Fan
- Okinawa Fish Magnet
- Balancing Dragonfly
- Japanese Snacks: Popsicles / Hi Chew / Unknown snack (lol!)
- Okinawa Postcard (Lovely Letter)
I wanted my box to reflect Summer in Okinawa, and of course i hit up the ¥100 store to gather all the items. Hanabi or Fireworks is one of the ways the Japanese celebrate summer and you can't survive a summer here without a fan in your purse. Okinawa is known for having some of the world's best diving spots and who doesn't love a cute magnet! Also, the dragonflies appear out of nowhere and are a sign that summer is here! Of course i couldn't send a box without adding some Japanese snacks, so i added some popsicles you can pop into the freezer, some strawberry flavored Hi Chew and a candy that looked cool in the store, lol!
- Glamour Magazine
- Hello Kitty Stickers
- Weekly Planner
- Flag - Gel Clings
- Lovely Letter!
Like the idea of an International Snail Mail Exchange? Read all the rules, here.