Pictures of Tokyo and Yokohama

We were just so excited to finally leave for Japan but the days we actually spend there went by so fast, the two weeks felt just like a few days. This city is really huge and we still have so much to explore for future trips! We vowed to come back in a few years time and even though we plan on exploring more of the kansai region in Japan, we want to return to Tokyo again.
Enough talk, now to the pictures! :)

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You may have noticed that I did not post any food pictures. Those will be featured in my next post, to not make this post too long.
I just loved our trip and exploring Tokyo in a slow pace. We got to meet lots of friendly people and learned a lot about Japan but also ourselves. Oh, I wish I could have taken one of those modern toilets home with me haha

What’s in my hand luggage for two weeks in Tokyo

I like to travel light and only packed clothes for a week, you never know what clothes or items you find while strolling in a new city! Clothes can easily be washed in the hotel and worn again to safe precious space in your luggage. It is Autumn now that’s why I opted for clothes that could be easily combined (neutral colours) and layered, if needed.

My clothes:

  • underwear for a week
  • 2 bras
  • socks for a week and one stocking (I packed some cute socks in case I need to take of my shoes)
  • 2 dresses (one more casual and one for fancy restaurants)
  • 1 jeans
  • 1 skirt
  • 2 short sleeves tops
  • 4 long sleeves tops
  • pyjamas
  • 1 pair of sport shoes for walking around
  • 1 pair of Chelsea boots for a more polished look (easy to wear and get out of again)

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Toiletries:

  • 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deo creme
  • Hairbrush and hair ties
  • Make-up (just the basics but anyone can take as much or less as they feel comfortable with ;))

Electronics:

  • My DSLR
  • Mobile phone
  • MP3 player
  • Chargers for every device
  • Travel adapter

I decided to leave my e-book reader at home because I easily get motion sickness and rather observe people in airports and in a foreign country than read a book I can read anywhere and whenever. I’d rather lay at home on the couch with a hot mug of tea, for a good read.

Other:

  • earplugs for the plane
  • nasal spray against air plane bacteria
  • (empty) memo bottle to bring onto plane
  • Neck croissant
  • Japanese phrase book
  • cash
  • photocopies of passport and other documents (reservations for example)
  • scarf for the plane
  • emergency medicine for headaches, cramps and motion sickness
  • Gifts from Vienna/Austria to give friends
  • weighing scale
  • pento fill out the custom sheet
  • umbrella

Do you have any tips on what I should bring for my visit to Tokyo in Autumn?
Did I forget anything important?
I am a bit late with posting this since I will be flying tonight but I hope your tips still reach me in time :)

Bratislava Summer Vacation

Due to the new flat I now share with the Mister and our little Percy we do not have a huge budget for vacation but we did have a blast and enjoyed our little trip to Bratislava.
Bratislava is not very big, especially when you come from Vienna but it does have its own little charm if you look closely!

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Soon after that a very good friend of Germany came to visit me and we explored Bratislava together to find her an apartment! She aced the entrance exam and will study in Bratislava! I am not only super proud but I am glad that we can now spend more time together (if she won’t be too busy studying ;))