The next vacation..

September 20, 2014

September always gets the best of me. This month is always stressful and long. I am counting down the days when it's finally over. This year is exceptionally going too fast. I blinked and it's already fall. I wished I had managed my time more and taken a summer break but I ended up working straight and now I can feel the need for a vacation. 

Thankfully, the bf and I are planning to (finally) visit Japan and South Korea next month. Planning was a bit stressful this time because I didn't realized that their is a long weekend in Japan in the first week of November and most of the accommodations are booked in Kyoto & Osaka. But my friend Keiko came to the rescue and helped me a lot in booking hotels. I don't know what I would have done without her.

Planning a vacation while being stressed out at work is not a good way to start but I have no choice. Once it slows down, I hope I can finally get excited about my trip but right now, I'm just a bundle of stress/anxiety. Almost everything is taken care of so now I can sit back and wait for our departure date to arrive. 

We will be in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. From there, we will fly to Seoul, South Korea. I welcome all recommendations from restaurants, shopping, and fun/must do attractions!

Birthday Destinations

September 9, 2014

My birthday falls in the dead of winter. February is the shortest but sometimes can be the coldest month in winter. It's a depressing month coupled up with me getting older. I began to strategically plan my trips between my birth day a couple of years ago. I really try not to be home during my birthday to avoid depression and the cold cold winter. 

I try to celebrate in warmer climates so I don't have to bundle up to go out. Beach destinations is usually my target. I like to relax and do nothing on my birthday.

So far, I have celebrated my birthday's in Thailand, Cuba, Spain, and Costa Rica. I want to keep going for as long as I can.

Have you ever celebrated your birthday abroad? Do you go on birthday vacation?

St. Jacob's County

September 4, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I was craving for a mini road trip. I wanted to get out and escape the noise of the city. We didn't want to drive too far so we decided to go to St. Jacob's County. We went on a Sunday so we (sadly) missed the farmer's market (I heard good things!) but we ended up at the Village and all of the shops were open. 

We went inside the Mill to see the maple syrup making exhibit. They also had a train and quilt exhibit at the same building. We wanted to walk around and browse around the shops. Most of the shops sells clothing and knick knacks. The only interesting shop for me was the broom shop. I bought the cutest mini broom for our kitchen. 

We ended up going on a walking trail just outside the main village. It was about a 3km walk. We saw a lot of people enjoying their walk and most had their dogs with them. At the end of the trail, we saw the dam. It looks like a great fishing and picnic spot. Definitely going back there next year more prepared.

A great way to spend Sunday afternoon! 

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