PFR Archives International Locations

Countries I’ve visited and the places you might want to visit or stay away from.


Holiday – Taiwan

Tuesday 3 May It’s been a long time since I took leave so I’m really excited for my next trip which begins with a visit to Taiwan. After catching the midnight flight I landed in Hong Kong before it was a quick dash to get to the next boarding gate […]


HK Laser Show At Night

Holiday – Hong Kong

Thursday 11 June It’s been a hard slog at work and I’ve got the travel bug so my trip will take me to some places in Asia. First off is a trip to Japan but before I get there, its a 1 day stopover in Hong Kong. I’m flying Cathay […]


Seoul - Gyeongbokgung Palace3

Holiday – South Korea: Seoul

Saturday 27 June I popped close by to the mini supermarket and picked a freshly baked pastry which happened to be maple syrup flavoured and it was yum! Time to checkout and then onto the subway for a ride to the airport where I bought more kit kats. Unfortunately they […]


Hiroshima - Peace Park

Holiday – Japan: Hiroshima

Friday 26 June For my final full day in Japan, I’ve decided to take another day trip, this time to Hiroshima. I set off early for the 90 minute ride on the shinkansen. I love these bullet trains. Some have power points which is great for charging phones or running […]


Nagoya - MAGLEV Railway Park

Holiday – Japan: Nagoya

Thursday 25 June I’ve decided to take a day trip to Nagoya to see the MAGLEV Railway Park and also the Toyado Museum. After a subway ride and then an hours ride on the shinkansen, then a 24 minute ride to the port side stop Kinjo-futo, I’m there. The signs […]


Osaka - Dotonbori

Holiday – Japan: Osaka

Tuesday 22 June We left the monastery early after breakfast which was delicious. After a bus, cable car ride, and 2 trains, we arrived at Osaka. A quick stop at the hotel to drop our luggage off and we set off on the subway to Umeda for an interactive cooking […]


Koyo-San - Monastery Garden

Holiday – Japan: Koyo-San

Sunday 21 June After 4 train trips, a cable car ride, and finally a bus ride we arrived at the monestery. We take our shoes off before entering and wear sandals. Our rooms all have walls with sliding doors and they’re paper thin. A strict schedule is followed. First up […]


Koyo-San - Monastery Garden

Holiday – Japan: Kyoto

Thurday 18 June After a late breakfast and check out we left Nikko and caught 2 trains to Tokyo station where we had 30 minutes to grab some lunch for the 3 hr journey to Kyoto. We rode the super shinkansen train this time which is super fast. The super […]


Nikko - Toshogu Shrine

Holiday – Japan: Nikko

Tueday 16 June After the smooth ride on the shinkansen, we switched to a local train and rode another 40 minutes where we reached Nikko. It’s a little chilly, overcast, and misty. We drop off our luggage at the hotel and then head to a sake brewery. Alcohol is not […]


Tokyo - Sensoji Temple

Holiday – Japan: Tokyo

Friday 12 June I popped out for a moment to find a bakery I had walked past yesterday but couldn’t find it so went back to the hotel to check out and waited for the bus. It was only 7 am but it was very humid. I enjoyed the scenic […]