Travel

Kyoto: Ginkaku-ji

Ginkaku-ji or the Silver Pavilion is one of the most underrated tourist spots in Kyoto. While it may visually pale in comparison to the great Kinkaku-ji or Golden Pavilion, I believe it’s still worth checking out due to its being a good example of a structure influenced by Higashiyama culture. Higashiyama culture is…

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Kyoto: Fushimi Inari-taisha

We meet again, Fushimi Inari-taisha! Not much has changed since my last visit to Kyoto in Fall 2014, except maybe there are more tourists now? I’m still partial to Kyoto during the peak of autumn (I can’t stress enough how mind-blowingly beautiful Kyoto’s autumn views are!), but seeing Kyoto in early spring…

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Osaka: Orange Street

If you love quiet, hipster neighborhoods away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but don’t want to travel too far from the city center, try visiting Osaka’s Orange Street. Formerly called Tachibana-dori (tachibana = a type of orange), the street dates back to the Meiji era as a famous furniture and…

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Osaka: Sumiyoshi-taisha

Of all the times I’ve been to Osaka, I can’t believe I’ve never been to Sumiyoshi-taisha. I have no idea why I’ve never checked it out until my trip last March, but better late than never, I guess? The reason why I’m so surprised at myself is because Sumiyoshi-taisha is…

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Salzburg: Schloss Hellbrunn

And we’re down to my last post from my Christmas trip last December 2015. I wrote 20 posts on Germany and 9 posts on Austria. 29 travel posts?! Someone clearly had too much fun taking photos and being all tourist-y. Tricia Will Go Places is like 90% travel nowadays, lol. I’m…

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Salzburg Zoo

Welcome to the oldest zoo in Austria (and perhaps even the oldest in the world?)! It happened to be right beside Schloss Hellbrunn so we paid the animals a visit since we were already in the area. I found Salzburg Zoo super clean and well-kept, and the animals all seemed…

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Salzburg Cathedral

Dedicated to Saint Rupert and Saint Vergilius, the Salzburg Cathedral is a 17th-century Baroque beauty in the middle of Alstadt (Old Town Salzburg). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized in this cathedral, and he was actually the organist here for about 3 years. The thing that I liked the most about…

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