Tag: Asia

  • Six weeks of working in Japan, a review

    What I like and what makes it easy for me to come back What I miss or what I can’t really make friends with

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    Japanese Art of Relaxing – The Japanese way to chill: Ryokan & Onsen

    writing on JR Limited Express Chūō Line from Matsumoto to Tokyo Not alone for a change: My sister came all the way from Germany to Japan to visit me (although I guess she wouldn’t have wanted to visit me so much if I had worked in Novosibirsk…). Since I have to work except for Good…

  • Kyoto in a nutshell: The scent of spring during cherry blossom season

    Kyoto in a nutshell: The scent of spring during cherry blossom season

    writing on Hikari 528 Shinkansen, car 6, seat 10-A Two and a half days are just too short for the wonderful city of Kyoto, where cherry trees are in full bloom right now. Sakura – cherry blossom What I like most is that it smells like spring here thanks to the many cherry trees. It’s…

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    Shopping in Tokyo

    >> deutscher Artikel unten 8.4 km by foot through Ginza quarter – 8,4 km zu Fuß durch Ginza My first “real” day off is today, Saturday. Yes, it was a holiday on Thursday, but I used it to catch up on my sleep and that doesn’t count 🙂 The first impressions of Japan (which only…

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    Travel tips for Tokyo – where to get cash, paying contactless and Tokyo Metro first steps

    First impression of Tokyo, Travel Tips and things the Japanese do differently Today is the beginning of spring and the cherry blossom is about to bloom.Of course the vernal equinox day is an occasion for an official holiday for the Japanese. Although, it’s not the same as in Europe, because only the office workers are…

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    Mein Schiff vs. AIDA – a comparison which cruise ship to choose

    Mein Schiff vs. AIDA Cruises With 13 hours of sardine can, also known as Lufthansa Economy Class, I have enough time to review the last two weeks and to think about the two German-speaking cruise operators. Audience on Mein Schiff vs. AIDA On AIDA, the average guest is definitely younger! That may be due to…

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    My Ship Overview Arrival and Departure

    Mein Schiff Southeast Asia cruise: Day 14 – Room release 09:00 – Transfer to the airport 20:00 Overall, to write about the destination cruise ship, I can only now, after this vacation. I myself have been on two AIDA ships, but for Daniel Mein Schiff was a premiere. The co-booked arrival and departure went smoothly…

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    Mein Schiff Southeast Asia cruise: Day 13 – in the cabin – all the time Daniel’s self-imposed bed rest was supplemented this evening by strict quarantine from the ship’s doctor. This means that Daniel is not allowed to leave the cabin on the last day of his vacation thanks to his gastrointestinal infection. Since we…

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    Kuala Lumpur – At the muddy river mouth

    Mein Schiff Southeast Asia cruise: Day 10 – heading for Port Klang in the Strait of Malacca at 14.7 knots While we have already learned yesterday in our educational unit that we will reach the port of Klang this evening around 18:30 at a leisurely pace, we are now thinking the whole time back and…

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    Somewhere in the South China Sea

    Mein Schiff Southeast Asia cruise: Day 9 – 17.1 knots, wind from the east, no swell to speak of The day ripples along as we alternate between sunbathing and going to the theater for the country lectures. Who would have thought that a political scientist on board a cruise ship would prove to be such…