My dad used to watch Formula One religiously. Thanks to him, I have a fondness for this sport. Back in 2013, I was lucky enough to watch my first Grand Prix. In fact, I was extremely lucky because I won a pair of passes for the Thursday Pit Lane experience. During the pit lane experience, we were able to see the cars, wheels, the track, and the garage up close. Here are my favorite pictures.
The last stop for our 2017 Japan trip was Tokyo. After days and days of touring, we weren’t just tired, we were exhausted. Which is why we didn’t explore Tokyo that much. We mostly stayed in our hotel until mid-morning and only went out around lunchtime. The modernity of Tokyo didn’t entice me too much. I know now how silly that sounds because even if Tokyo was a modern city, it still has its own charm I wish I appreciated when we were there.
On a quest to fully maximize our JR pass, we decided to visit Nikko. Nikko is a city two hours by train north of Tokyo. It is where the famous Toshogu Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage, can be found. It is also the best place to see some fall foliage in early October.
If I had to choose the most memorable place in all of our Japan 2017 trip, it would be this – Himeji Castle. I learned about Himeji Castle from my favorite blogger, Tricia Gosingtian. She had the most amazing photos of the castle and it was a no-brainer when choosing the places we’d visit.