I did not write much on my blog in these weeks of November for two main reasons:
- My university courses started and I am, basically, always at the university listening to teachers speak and when I go back home, since I live alone, I have to prepare meals and clean so when I try to use the pc and write some nice articles, I get too lazy and give up ahah
- I did not have many trips in October and in November. I just had some small trips to nearby towns and cities like Manarola and Genoa; this, of course, means that I have less things to write about.
Why did I not have any trips in these two months? Well, there is a major reason: in December I will have an Asian grand tour, as I like to call it. I am going to Hong Kong for more than two weeks and once there, I will visit Japan’s southern island named Kyushu and its capital Fukuoka and the city of Busan in the southern part of South Korea. As I had already been to Japan, I know what to expect nevertheless I am very excited and eager to discover more places in this wonderful asian country. I read that southern japan is a bit different from the central part: they speak a peculiar dialect, because of the distance they had less interactions with the cultural center of japan – that is to say Kyoto – and it is slightly warmer. I have already found some places that I absolutely want to visit in Fukuoka, like the town located on the outskirts of the city, called Dazaifu, and the area of Hakata famous for its food markets.
When it comes to Korea, instead, I do not know what to expect! I am pretty excited to visit South Korea as it is still not this popular as a tourist destination but Koreans are giving their best to improve their tourism industry. I saw beautiful photos of korean temples browsing on Internet but it seems that Busan is not this kind of place, it is more modern. I have a friend there so she will guide me around but if you happen to know some nice places to visit, please feel free to advise me. Unfortunately in South Korea I will just stay one day but it is still a good start to check out South Korea a bit 😉
In order to reach Hong Kong I will transit through Dubai again because I am flying with Emirates. Since we were curious to check Abu Dhabi out, we decided to stop one entire day there and then take the plane again in the evening. It seems that the only way to reach Abu Dhabi from Dubai, excluding the car, is the bus. There is not direct connection to Dubai airport though, which is quite disappointing. Then, I found out that in Abu Dhabi there is no metro @@ I was quite shocked! How can I move around? I checked online and they said the best way is to take taxis because they are cheap and faster. Is it really like this? Some of you know some ways to move in Abu Dhabi? Have you had some experiences with Abu Dhabi taxi drivers? I am planning to visit the Grand Mosque and the Corniche Promenade. I just want to visit these places because at 21 I have the plane for Hong Kong and, of course, I do not want to miss it xD Despite the lack of time, if some of you know some nice places in Abu Dhabi, I am open to every advice ?
Lastly I will stay in Hong Kong something like 15 days at my boyfriend’s house so I will not spend money. Such a luck being able to use the house of a friend or a boyfriend ahaha In Hong Kong I will just follow my boyfriend and see what he wants to show me but I already have many places in mind, most of them are temples though ahah I have a thing for temples <3 The places I want to visit the most are the traditional walled cities located in the New Territories, the big buddha, the Peak, the sea promenade and Wong Tai Sin. If you have any advices, feel free to write down 😉
Since I have not had any trips, I decided to write this bonus article to let you know my future plans. It is not the usual travel article I write but I hope you appreciate and of course, as I have written in my article, if you want to advice me something, please feel free to do so; I am more than happy to hear your suggestions out 😀
P.S. To make the reading part more enjoyable, I inserted some of my previous travels’ photos