Japan or Nippon in Japanese (The land of the rising sun) developed its unique culture being geographically isolated from the rest of the world. Japan’s close neighbor China heavily influenced Early Japanese culture, but with the Shōgun (military dictatorship) for almost 700 years this beautifully unique culture emerged. This was an era of legendary samurai warriors and their Bushido code (codes of honor). Japan’s traditional religion – Shinto merged with Buddhism creating unique symbiosis. Only after the fall of Edo era in 1868, Japan changed its isolationist policy. It started to adopt cultural practices from the rest of the world mixing them with their culture. Home of sushi, ryokans (traditional inns), onsens (hot springs), sumo wrestlers, tea ceremonies, anime and shinkansen (bullet train) this amazing country[…]

Fairytail Castle SwanstoneCastle #NeuschwansteinCastle Bavaria Germany

With 50 countries full of history Europe has a lot to offer. This 10 days/nights Europe Trip itinerary covers some of the most beautiful areas of central Europe: Germany, Austria and Czech Republic. It’s an ultimate Euro road trip over magnificent Bavaria, charming Salzburg and elegant Karlovy Vary. Day 1 to 2 – Frankfurt, Germany (2 nights) Frankfurt is an international hub with one of the world’s busiest airports and the perfect start for your Europe Trip. This largest financial center in Europe spreads over area of almost 250 sq. km. (96 sq mi) and has a lot of cultural attractions to keep you busy. The home of the Frankfurter is a modern city with some interesting architecture. Things to do in Frankfurt[…]