Every time I tell someone I’m traveling to Nepal, they assume I’m going to Base Camp. But Everest isn’t my reason for being here. Rather than trekking, I’m here for tracking. I’m heading to the eastern edge of the country to spot my favorite animal in the wild. I’ll be tracking red pandas in Nepal, and I can’t wait.
It’s sunrise in Nepal. I step out onto the balcony as the sky warms to a golden glow, the chirping of birds welcoming a new day. It’s as still as I’ll ever feel this buzzing city, and it’s the perfect start to my 24 hours in Kathmandu.
I’ve never seen a view like this. Palm trees and an infinity pool overlook a city 57 stories below as people swim out to the edge to take selfies with the skyscrapers. It’s like something out of a movie, and yet here I am taking it all in. It’s a great introduction to my 3 days in Singapore.
There are a million reasons to travel to Tokyo. If you’ve read the title of my blog post, you’re probably wondering how I can distill them into just a few. I’ll give you a hint: I can’t. But I can tell you my three reasons to visit Tokyo.
Tokyo’s streets inspire. Whether I’m walking down an avenue lined with fashionable shops or a lane full of history, every road in this city tells a story. And there are three parts of Tokyo where I’ve found the streets to be particularly good narrators.
Tokyo is massive. London seems like a village when compared to this enormous city. And the Japanese capital feels intensely urban, too. But now that I’m here, I’ve discovered 4 places that have completely changed my perception of the metropolis. They’re little pockets of natural beauty that soften the city and show me Tokyo’s peaceful side.
Tokyo’s got style. From soaring skyscrapers to fashionable residents, the city is on the cutting edge of everything. I’m in the Japanese capital to discover many sides of Tokyo, but the thing that keeps catching my eye is its unique brand of design. And I see that most clearly in the architecture.
I’ve always believed Macau is magical. Part old Portuguese, part new Chinese, and all steeped in money and luck, it has a legendary quality like no other travel destination. I’ve long imagined that being there would be like a James Bond film, a briefcase full of cash and contraband required for entry. And now I’m here, excited to see how reality compares with my imagination.
As I step onto my flat-bottomed sampan boat in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, I can tell I’m in for a treat. The open front has comfortable chairs arranged under a woven canopy, offering expansive views of the riverbanks and insights into daily life.