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Major Recap: Ritz Carlton, Shanghai

Hotel luxury takes on a new level in Asia. The luxury hotels in most major Asian cities are luxurious modern masterpieces. The Ritz Carlton is no exception. There are two Ritz Carlton’s in Shanghai – The Pudong Ritz and the Portman Ritz. I stayed in the Pudong Ritz Carlton, which is the nicer of the […]

July 29, 2019

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Major Recap: Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

China features a lot of “tallest”, “largest”, “highest”, “biggest”, _______ in the world. In fact, China is known for being the Guinness World Records’ fastest growing market. The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong keeps in trend with being the highest hotel in the world! It features 312 guest rooms, all with amazing views of the city. […]

April 10, 2019

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Tokyo, Japan Day 6 – Tokyo Tskukiji Fish Market

Travel days must always start with exercise. The last thing on our Tokyo bucket list was the Tokyo Tskukiji Fish Market, the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. Have you picked up on the trend yet? Tokyo has a lot of “largest in the world”. The popular item at the Tokyo Tskukiji […]

April 4, 2018

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Tokyo, Japan Day 5 – Tokyo Robot Show

Last day best day! We started the morning off with an Orange Theory class and ended our day with the sensory overloading Tokyo Robot Show. Orange Theory is a workout concept that I am a big fan of in the states. I loved going to a workout class in a new city, in a different […]

April 2, 2018

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Tokyo, Japan Day 4 – Sushi and Plum Blossoms

On the morning of day 4, set off to see the blooming plum blossoms. While they are less popular than the cherry blossoms, they are still a beautiful sight to behold. Cherry blossoms tend to fully bloom in April, so I just barely missed them. The most noteworthy parks to see plum blossoms in Tokyo […]

March 30, 2018

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Tokyo, Japan Day 3 – Tokyo Imperial Palace

Start today at the Tokyo Imperial Palace, located in the center of the park. I found it most enjoyable to walk around the entire park so you can see all angels and pieces of the Imperial Palace. It is quite a massive estate and the current residence of the Japanese Royal Family. It is fairly […]

March 28, 2018

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Tokyo, Japan Day 2 – Tokyo Shrines

First things first when you are in Tokyo – get to know the culture. I had never before ventured to an Asian country and therefore wanted to learn everything possible about the culture and experience it firsthand for myself. I shall call today Tour of Tokyo Shrines. Start your day off with a visit to […]

March 26, 2018

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Tokyo, Japan Day 1 – Japanese Yakitori

If you’re coming from the states, you will likely arrive at an awkward afternoon time. I was slightly disoriented, but ready to jump in and experience it all. I was eager to try my first Tokyo meal (Japanese Yakitori of course) and get a drink. Our first stop was “These”, a tiny bar beaming with […]

March 24, 2018

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Major Recap: Ritz Carlton Tokyo, Japan

Lobby and bar on the 45th floor. I feel as if I do not need to say more to convince you that the Ritz Carlton Tokyo is the epitome of luxury. Walking into the Ritz Carlton Tokyo, I felt as if I was missing something. Lobby on the 45th floor? Doesn’t lobby translate to building […]

March 14, 2018

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Cultural Differences in Tokyo Japan

I will be the first to admit that I did not complete adequate research on cultural differences in Tokyo Japan prior to visiting. I was about to face the difficulty of a country with an entirely different alphabet and was aware that there would be a theme of “lost in translation”. I’ll admit, sometimes this […]

March 2, 2018

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