Gotochi Cards From Japan

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It is always a joy to receive a postcard from Japan, so imagine my delight when I recently received yet another envelope from there from our friendly postman. This time, Mummy Clang sent me a gotochi card of Hokkaido and Miyagi, as well as a winter gotochi mailbox card. I love them all and am stoked to add them to my growing collection! 💖

Gotochi are colorful Japanese cards that represents symbols, like landscapes, dishes, or costumes of each prefecture. These cards are designed and distributed by the Japanese Postal System. They are very popular among postcrossers but they are also harder to find and quite more expensive than regular postcards. You can read more about gotochi in this post.

Mummy Clang also included this lovely clear book, where I am planning to store my gotochi collection. Thanks ever so much, Mummy Clang, for your thoughtfulness. Will make sure to send you something from the Philippines real soon! 😊

Top 4 Things To Do When Visiting Ireland

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The Giant’s Causeway

Are you planning to tour Ireland? This North Atlantic country has one of best natural landscapes and breathtaking sceneries in the world. It hosts The Giant’s Causeway, the most dramatic natural wonder in Europe. This landscape consists of a myriad of basalt rock columns that were created as a result of volcanic activity. Ireland also has an assortment of beguiling islands and national parks that will tickle your fancy. If you’re wondering where to start, can help you plan an exciting Ireland excursion all down to a tee.

Here are the top 4 things to do when visiting Ireland:

Get a tour of ‘Game of Thrones’ film locations

If you’re the ultimate GoT fan, it’s time you crossed this expedition off your bucket list. Ireland is the proud host of the most scintillating film locations around the world. Spend a full day exploring the breathtaking locations where Game of Thrones is filmed. The tour includes a trip to the Dark Hedges, the Giant’s Causeway, the Ballintoy Harbor and other top attractions in the country. The trip is surprisingly affordable, so it’s something you can enjoy with the entire family. You’ll definitely love the natural wonders that Mother Nature has to offer.

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5 Reasons It Is Helpful To Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro With A Guide

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travel, destination, Africa, Tanzania, travel tips, traveling activitiesIf you are new to the mountaineering scene and are just starting to dip your toes into the world of high altitude hiking, we would suggest you start your climb with Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Kilimanjaro boasts of seven routes, varying according to the length of trek, difficulty, and scenic routes. Hence, you don’t need plenty of climbing experience to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. However, it is advisable for you to hire the services of a guide when climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Here are 5 reasons it is helpful to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with a guide.

If you want to trek with a guide, you should climb with Kandoo Adventures. Kandoo specializes in high altitude trekking, taking weekend walkers to the world´s iconic destinations such as Mount Kilimanjaro.

Guides Are Skilled And Experienced

Contrary to popular opinion, it is not easy to become a guide. In order to become a certified guide, one has to take numerous classes, pass several exams with flying colors, read many books, and have the experience of climbing and hiking several mountainous trails. The extensive experience enables the guides to best guide you through difficult terrains. Therefore, if you get stuck or meet with an obstacle during your climb, you can bet your bottom dollar that the guide will know how to help you.

Guides Help Keep You Safe

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3 Reasons The Seminyak Private Villas Are The Best Place To Stay On Holiday

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In the Bali area in Indonesia, the Seminyak Private Villas are the most exquisite places to stay on a holiday. When it comes to luxury these villas are the place to be. Its beautiful location that allows interaction between the locals and tourist has proven to be an asset hence increasing the number of tourist in the place. The Seminyak villas vary from location and prices to the services they offer. Travel Freak gives you a chance to choose what is within their budget and also get to enjoy their stay in Bali.


The Seminyak villas give one room to enjoy the privacy and quietness of the place. They offer access to private pools and also personalized living areas. The rooms, lounge and living areas to the private villas are always suited to the clients wanting so as to enhance their experience at the villa. There is Wi-Fi in all the villas hence allowing one to go about with their holiday while also communicating with others. The private villas are also good for business retreats and due to its serene environment, one is able to host and coordinate a meeting while they are miles away. The structure of the villa allows one to enjoy their own personal space as if they are in their own home.

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