7 Things to Do in Lima's City Centre

30 May 2017

I'm back home in Lima, Peru! It's fantastic to be back and to see how much the city has grown and developed. This foggy jungle, traffic jams and all, is a wondrous convergence of modernity intertwined with history and heritage.


Japan: The Ultimate 2-Week Itinerary

7 May 2017
Japan took me by surprise – I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. It has everything: the most stunning landscapes & mountains, delightful fresh food, an intriguing history & culture and tons to see and do.

It’s tough to pick only a handful of places to visit on a first trip, and though the below itinerary might feel like it’s too much, it actually allows for relaxation, plus all the essential things you can't miss!


Jardin des Plantes, Paris

6 May 2017
Jardin des Plantes Paris journographie travel blog

The Jardins des Plantes are an exotic world of their own, in the middle of Paris.

Goodbye Japan! Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Shrine, Mount Kurama & Onsen

22 Apr 2017

Japan saved the best for last for our trip. Our very last day in Kyoto (and indeed, in Japan) was a melting pot of different experiences - most of which you'd never find in a guidebook.

Kyoto: Golden Temples, Monkey Mountains & Bamboo Groves

17 Apr 2017

Our very last destination on this wondrous journey through Japan is Kyoto.

48 Hours in Tokyo: An Alternative Weekend Guide

5 Apr 2017
Weekend Guide to Tokyo Sensoji Temple Fish Market

Tokyo is a great city with lots to see and do; it can be overwhelming and hard to know where to start. The great advantage to this is that you almost can't go wrong... Tokyo is essentially one big playground.

Best of Hackney: Guided Weekend Walk

22 Mar 2017
My favourite weekend pass-time is to walk around Hackney, from Clapton down to London Fields and through the markets down to the farm.. ending up at Columbia Road Flower Market, and even moving on to Brick Lane and Shoreditch. The other day I did this walk with a friend of mine, and she loved it. And I realised... you know what, I love it. And I think you will too. Here is my itinerary for a chilled weekend walking around Hackney + map at the end.

Best of Hackney Guided Weekend Walk // on Journographie.com

My First Onsen (Hot Spring) Experience in Yufuin, Japan

19 Mar 2017
Yufuin's Onsen Spas: Unmissable Japanese Experience // journographie.com

Let me tell you about my first (and second!) Onsen experience in Japan. Natural hot spring spas are an old Japanese tradition - and I'd watched many videos before my visit. But when you mix extremely hot water, complete nakedness and no knowledge of the language... well things get embarrassing...

What the HELL? Visiting Japan's Hot "Hells" in Beppu

15 Mar 2017

In my last post we had spent a night in Fukuoka sampling the terrific street food it’s known for. But that was only a pit-stop on our way to Oita, the Japanese prefecture known for its hot springs (Onsen). The Japanese are crazy into their Onsen and I wanted to try as many as possible – especially in the main Onsen region.

Cate & Chris Do Japan (Video)

11 Mar 2017

I want to show you what an amazing experience Chris & I had in Japan. In this 3 minute video you will see everything we saw, from Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka to smaller countryside towns, islands and Onsen...


Yatai: Fukuoka's Food Carts

8 Mar 2017

No travel experience is complete until you’ve order from a menu from which you understand absolutely nothing.

Atop Mount Misen, Miyajima

1 Mar 2017

A short day trip from Hiroshima (or even Okayama, on the Shinkansen), and covered in primeval forest, the trail up Mount Misen is one of the most rewarding hikes to be had. On this particular clear day Spring day, we decided to venture onwards and upwards.

5 Spots for Vintage Furniture & Homeware Shopping in Shoreditch

26 Feb 2017

Today, I bring you 5 top spots for vintage shopping in East London, all of which you can visit on a nice Sunday stroll.

Miyajima: Floating Tori Island

22 Feb 2017
Floating Tori, Japan // A Day Trip to Itsukushima Island // www.journographie.com

Miyajima Island, hands down, beats every cliched double-page spread in any holiday glossy magazine any time of day. We arrived at sunset, and as the crowds gathered around the magnificent floating Tori, we walked over to the structure as the tide came in...

An Afternoon in Kōraku-en Gardens

19 Feb 2017

On our last day in Okayama, since we hadn't spent much time in the city itself, rather going for day trips, we decided to visit the Koraku-en: Okayama Gardens.

Naoshima: Cycling Japan's Art Island

12 Feb 2017

Naoshima is an island in the Seto inland Sea, famous for its contemporary art and the superb Benesse House Museum. But this island offers an intense surreal experience for more than just the art-oriented...
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