Travel to Tokyo

TOKYO, THE ASIAN METROPOLIS

Welcome to Japan’s capital, Tokyo. If you are considering a trip to Eastern Asia, the place to go is Tokyo. Here is our comprehensive guide to travelling to Tokyo.
TRANSPORT
Tokyo has two world-class airports which transport around 100milion people per year. The easiest and best way to get to the city center is the monorail train. Public transport is pretty inexpensive, and very efficient, although since the city is extremely big, it can get confusing sometimes. Tokyo is the largest city in the world by population, so you might want to keep an eye out for crowds forming at stations, and avoid those. Because the transport can get confusing, you might want to get an app, such as Google Maps, in order to know where you are going. If you are travelling at night, you have to get a taxi. When hailing one, look for a red sign in the window, and a lit top bar, so you don’t get scammed. Also, Tokyo is very safe, despite its huge population.
FOOD
Tokyo might not sound like a big food capital, but it is. In fact, Tokyo has 221 Michelin starred restaurants, which is more than New York, Paris and London combined. The food is truly outstanding, from the world known Kobe beef, one of the best meats in the world, to ramen noodles you can get on every street corner. We recommend trying the Kobe beef for sure, as well as rice meals and as many different ramen variations as possible. Also, slurping is not considered rude in Japan, but impaling your food on chopsticks is. You better learn how to use chopsticks before visiting Tokyo!

PLACES AND THINGS TO DO
Akihabara is the district known as the center for manga, anime, video games, and of course, arcades. It has huge game centers as well as maid cafes and other themed restaurants. The other name for this district is the Electric city, due to many electronic shops scattered all around the area. Now, let’s transition to a bit more ancient timeframe. Meiji Shrine and surrounding forest are a must. The shrine itself is an extremely peaceful and beautiful place, where you should come to relax in your spare time. Also, it is fairly close to Shibuya, a perfect area for fashionistas, with high-end fashion stores all over. This is the place where the famous Tokyo scrambled pedestrian crossing is located as well. If you are looking for nightlife and party, the district for you is Shinjuku. One of the busiest districts has the busiest train station in the world, to the west of the stations are Tokyo’s famous skyscrapers. A few interesting nightlife places include Kabukicho, with wild nightlife and Golden Gai which has over 200 small and unique bars and restaurants. Now, if you want to experience traditional Japan, you will visit Asakusa. A district where the common folk lived a few centuries ago, with its main focuses being the picturesque Sensoji Temple and Kaminarimon, both of these dating back to the 7th century.
No matter what your preference is, Tokyo has it all. Even much more than you could ever imagine!

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Paris, the City of Lights

PARIS, THE CITY OF LOVE

The city of love, one of the most famous cities in the world. The French capital is a very popular travel destination, and amongst the most visited every year.
TRAVEL
Despite its many districts, called arrondissements, Paris is fairly easy to navigate through. All the districts are distributed in a simple order, and maps are very efficient. As for public transport, other than the usual buses and trams, Paris has one of the worlds best and fastest subway. Just hop on a train and get to your destination in no time.
FOOD
Now, this is where things get interesting. French cuisine has been regarded one of the best cuisines for centuries, and the capital offers a wholesome experience of that exact, world-famous cuisine. A must is to try the traditional French baking products. Croissants, baguettes, the whole deal. A boulangerie, aka bakery we would suggest is Le Grenier a Pain, last years winner for the best boulangerie in Paris. For cheese and wine lovers, French cheeses, as well as wines, are the best in the world. We urge you to give them attention. For dinner, we recommend just wandering and choosing one of the many beautiful smaller restaurants you come upon, rather than going to a big one, and spending loads of cash. A place for ice cream lovers is certainly the Berthillion, a small shop that serves one of the oldest and best natural ice creams.
PLACES AND THINGS TO DO
Right off the bat, Paris’s most famous building, the Eiffel Tower. You can’t miss visiting the historic tower. However, we recommend visiting very early in the morning, if you intend to climb the Eiffel Tower. Another great way to view the tower is from Trocadero, the famous square, that is just elevated enough to give a perfect view of the whole tower. Paris has a long and interesting history, so check out monuments such as Arc de Triomphe amongst many others. Another thing Paris is famous for is art. Probably the most beautiful museum in the entire world is the Louvre. The museum is so huge, we recommend giving it two whole days in order to explore it fully. Other than the various historic artefacts, dating back to Ancient Greece and Egypt, the artwork inside is breathtaking. Amongst them is world’s most famous painting, Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece- the Mona Lisa. Paris is also very famous for its fashion and shopping. If you are interested in shopping for high-fashion clothes, shoes and such, you came to the right place. Le Marais is the best place to shop in Paris. Shops like Chanel, Prada, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, are just some amongst many others, and you are often going to find collections unavailable for the rest of the world in these stores, made just for Paris. Making it an absolute heaven for fashionistas.
Whether you are a lover, a foodie or a fashionista, Paris is a perfect place for you! Book your trip today, and consult our guide for any uncertainties!

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