next on the japanese trip – osaka!

Following a rather raucous night at the Park Hyatt Tokyo (you can can immerse yourself in our sozzled experience here), James and I hopped on the bullet train and travelled a casual 504km to Osaka – a city infamous for its food and drink scene.

Which we were finally able to endure after what I would call one of the ‘top 10 hangovers of my life’. Hurrah!

Expect castles, street food and helpful morsels of information including how the bloody hell do you use a Japanese laundry?

go karting around tokyo is a REAL THING

Our first two days in Tokyo included yakitori in piss alley, maid cafes, the golden gai and even a whizz around the city that in no way resembled nintendo’s mario kart…

 

what’s flying with aeroflot really like?

The ‘deadliest airline in the world’ has got its act together in recent years but many are still reluctant to fly Aeroflot.

Yet at £258 for a return flight to Tokyo, we were willing to give it a go.

So, just how bad was it?

here begins the epic japan holiday vlogs!

Everyone loves to talk about how expensive Japan is and so I thought it would be a great chance to flex my money saving muscles and rustle up an epic trip of:

  • 10+ nights
  • A bullet train tour of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto
  • A lush last night hotel stay
  • Oh, and let’s throw in going at the PRICIEST time in the Japanese calendar – cherry blossom season!

First up, it’s all about the flight. AND WHAT A BARGAIN IT WAS!!!

new video – ask a local is back!

After Ask a Local: New York was a ROARING SUCCESS (by which I mean James and I got very drunk and had a lovely time, thank you very much), we decided to let locals decide our day plans in London.

I’m really excited about filming a whole host of these (spoiler: just did one in Istanbul at the weekend!) and doing more videos about SAVING SOME DOLLA DOLLA.

the final holiday – where are we going and how have we managed to afford it?!!

It’s here! The final one!

I said it was going to be epic and boy it is. The only issue is that darned budget… WHY DIDN’T I JUST MAKE LIFE EASY FOR MYSELF BY GOING ON A 5 NIGHT BREAK TO MOROCCO OR SOMETHING?!! I could have had cash to spare…

But alas, if you’re going to do something, do it properly.

I’m also going to be posting a video a day between now and Christmas (when we arrive home!) so you can find out if we bring it all in for the £1709 limit.

I’ll be honest, right now, it’s looking very, very close… Mostly because I haven’t even booked the last night’s accommodation yet… BUT I’M SURE IT WILL ALL BE FINE (breathe Chelsea breathe).

Tomorrow sees us taking to the city in the search for locals’ recommendations… Should be fun!