It’s the world’s most secretive state, powered by a totalitarian regime and shrouded in mystery to most - welcome to North Korea. Against all recommendations, I travelled there with my best friend Mitchell in 2015.
From flowers to fish, cheap knock-offs to luxury goods; Hong Kong is the place to arrive with an empty bag and a full wallet. With shopping as one of the favourite national pastimes, it’s no wonder incoming flights are full of shoppers wanting to find the city’s bargains - and maybe see some cultural sites along the way.
Tenkawa Village is hidden in the crevasses of mountainous terrain, densely covered in forest and teaming with glorious plants and animals. Japanese tourists have kept tight-lipped about this popular holiday destination for decades.
Even if you’re not a ‘park’ person, this must be on your travel itinerary. Shinjuku Gyoen is the most exquisitely pretty park in the Tokyo region - and it happens to be situated right next to city’s self-proclaimed underbelly, Shinjuku.