Friday, May 26, 2017

A Personal Letter from Nara


Welcome to another series of The Equinox Fashion Travel with Global Travel Blogger Summit Japan. I just cannot thank you enough about the feedback I have received regarding the journey I have had since March this year (and almost 40 comments of Visit Parco Hiroshima!) If you follow me on my Instagram (@thequinoxfashion) You will notice that I am about to embark on the "solo trip" to Japan (again). People say "omg I am so jeaous", "You going there again!?" To be honest, I am not the rich blogger, or anything like that. However, this is what I have decided to be. To work like a freelance, and live my life to the fullest. I can say that I am the social media editor, stylist, Thai fashion blogger, and traveler. Life couldn't be happier :) 


The goal of my life to to "live free without worrying about anything" I am not married, not even have a kid, so I have got nothing to hold me back at this point. Some people ask how can I manage to travel very often? As I just came back from Taiwan! Trust me, I work my ass of everyday...I mean, not only I work at the office as the online marketing person, but also my freelance basis almost everyday every night. I love working actually, because that is how I earn money. I work a lot, I save money, and off to somewhere again & again. That's right, I work hard, in exchange of the flight ticket. Crazy, I know! But "I am not gonna die for nothing you know


What do I gain from travelling? A personal growth, I guess...As well as, the experience I will never be able to get from anywhere else. Some of us may want to be the CEO of the company, work hard, earn a lot, and be the super #girlboss I LOVE this attitude, but it is just not for me right now... I want to have my own company in the future (maybe 4 or 5 years from now) So, I am taking an advantage of my 20s to do whatever I want to do first. Just think about it, you won't be able to do the crazy shit like hiking, or party until the sun rises when you are 50 years old, right? Family, husband, wife, children, insurance, all of the goddamn responsibilities will stop you from being "YOU" when you reach that stage. We only live once, remember that!



So, here at Nara, one of the most gorgeous Sakura experience I have ever seen in Japan, was one of my favourite destinations, while traveling in this country. Though, I only stayed for 1 day (no need for longer than a few days actually) I got the chance to ride a bike and take a tour around at 6:30 a.m. before I went to the airport. Located only 45 minutes by train from Osaka, we reached Nara around noon and stayed at Oak Hostel. However, it was raining all day, so we didn't have a chance to see the well-known "deer" Which is how Nara has attracted  a lot of tourists by this beautiful creature. Generally, they are walking everywhere!!!! And I am not kidding...

If you are looking for a place to stay when visit Nara, Oak Hostel is quite convenient. Not only you can ride the bike and explore the city, but also close to the bus stop, which takes you to the Osaka airport directly (KIK) Well, it took me only a few minutes walk to the bus stop! Not bad eh?

How to explore Nara? Just grab a bike, like Japanese housewife style. That's how I rolled actually. I rode around the town, and these are the photos of the places where I went to. Trust me, no need a car, because the bicycle's the most convenient option you can ever imagine!

51 comments :

  1. wow this park looks absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing those amazing impressions <3
    xx, Carmen - http://www.carmitive.com

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  2. Totally love all of your photos in this post!! Looks like such a fun trip :)

    xo,

    H

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  3. I'm with you girl! Travel and live life while you're still young with no responsibilities that's pretty much how I'm living my life to, I work so I can save money to travel and see the world and I'm so happy I got to visit so many amazing places over the past few years. Have an amazing time in Japan it's such a beautiful country xoxo

    Cateaclysmic

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  4. This is a beautiful letter! I would love to go there so much, these photos are so beautiful!

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  5. These photos are all so amazing!

    Hugs Bella, http://nouw.com/bellss // Instagram: bellaskoog

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  6. I love your spirit! I can't wait to see more adventures =)

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  7. I think it's amazing that you're embarking on a solo trip to Japan. It's always a little daunting to travel solo, but you learn so much. I can't wait to follow along :)
    xo
    Siffat
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  8. Nara looks so amazing! Definitely on my list of places to go! x

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  9. Wow! I love the scenery in your posts, you look amazing! Love the photos.


    April of: https://beybiapril.wordpress.com/
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  10. What a gorgeous place! Thanks for sharing these pics and dying over your coat.

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  11. Such a wonderful post!Amazing pictures:-)

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  12. We are on the exact same page about freelancing and traveling! That's the dream! What is that barrel that you're inside of??

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  13. Dear Gail, I admire you for your attitude! Please continue to live as happy as you do and travel as often possible. You deserve this, I know you are a hard working girl with a very cool jacket <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  14. I love Nara Park! Definitely one of my favorites!
    Be sure to check out my latest blog post.
    x. kritsida
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  15. You are so pretty!! <3 Nara looks like a beautiful place! Love the pictures!! Thank you for sharing!
    xx
    Shivangi
    www.outoncatwalk.com

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  16. Can't wait for the day when I'll finally set foot on Japan! :)

    Angelie // Living Life, One Coffee at a Time

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  17. These pics are truly amazing, lovely place and you look gorgeous

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  18. That is so cool that you got to experience this! Life is all about travels!

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  19. what an amazing post :)
    have a nice week!

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  20. I have so many questions! do you travel with a photog?! Or is this a tripod and camera? Phenomenal photos!
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    1. You look very pretty! And for your question, nope I didn't have a photographer with me :) Just me and my camera :)


      ps. I tried to comment on your post, but I couldn't find a button to publish :(

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  21. How incredible that you are going back to Japan for a solo trip, all of your posts make me want to go so bad. Nara looks absolutely stunning and so do you :)

    Rachel xx
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  22. I am a believer in work hard, play harder. You are living the life Gail! What a great capture. I'd love to visit Japan/Nara someday but for now, I'll live vicariously through you.

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  23. Great post!

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  24. I just got back from Nara recently too & I love the place! Gonna go with my family the next round *_*

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  25. Nara looks absolutely amazing, especially with all of the flowers blooming! I can't wait to read about your next solo trip to Japan!

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  26. Love how you work hard so that you can go live your life to the fullest!

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  27. Oh wow, I love all the sakuras in Nara. That had to be an amazing and moving experience. And I like your motto. You work hard and you deserve to travel and enjoy life. Do that now when you have no family obligation. And don't forget to share photos with us!
    XO
    Miri

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  28. How beautiful! I would love to visit one day :)
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

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  29. Japan is definitely worth visiting and revisiting a million times! That country is way too magical! Loved the shots you took and the cherry blossoms just melt my heart. Wishing you a lovely day! xx

    Andreea.
    http://couturezilla.com/

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  30. Love your mindset hun! Your travels always look so fun!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE
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  31. Loving your outlook on life, Gail! You’re really living it up with all the travelling. I think travel is one of the best investments ever so keep doing your thing! I love seeing all these travel posts!

    TFM BLOG

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  32. Wow, this post is so lovely! Very informative! Great pictures!!! <3

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  33. What a beautiful place, you look so pretty girl.
    Love
    Nistha
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  34. The pics are amazing!;-)<3
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  35. I love your photos, and travel tips <3

    Carmelatte

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  36. So glad you are doing what you love and enjoying it! good for you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  37. You definitely have a great outlook on life. I totally agree that right now is the time to see the world. I eventually want to be my own boss, but first I want to experience the world! That's awesome you work a lot to afford your trips. I need to get some side hustles haha.

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  38. I love seeing all your pictures. Lovely post packaged full of info. Thank you so much for sharing. x

    ♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  39. Traveling is my passion, so it's inspiring to hear of someone that similar to me puts in the work to be able to travel. Gorgeous pictures!

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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  40. great post!

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  41. Beautiful post and inspiring post! The right moment is now! Wishing you to make all your dreams come true!
    xx Elisa
    Francine's Place | DIY & Lifestyle Blog

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  42. Love your attitude girl! Living a life of no regrets! Beautiful photos too :)

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  43. How exciting! I want to visit Tokyo in October. Hopefully I can get my shit together and make it happen hahaha! Travelling is so awesome and you're right, you learn so much and grow so much too. I think that's one of the best things about travelling. The inner journey. Especially if you travel alone. Exciting times ahead for you girl. Can't wait to see your upcoming travels.

    Sxx
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  44. I completely agree with you about travel, it is one of the best things in the world! x

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  45. This looks like the perfect travel experience!! Hope you had a lot of fun! Xx Susanne - http://bagatyou.com

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  46. The photos are so lovely. It looks like an amazing and peaceful place and can we talk about your jacket?? So cool!

    xo | Cindy Elena
    www.boringclothes.com

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  47. These pictures are amazing! I want to travel the world and see EVERYTHING while I can!

    Allie
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  48. SOOOO SOOO INCREDIBLE! It's like a dream trip to go see the cherry blossoms! AND I LOVVVVVVE your painted jacket--it's everything! SOOOOO AMAZING!
    kisses
    xoBeckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBlog.com

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  49. Nara is one of my favorite places in the world! I love the old temples and the special atmosphere there ... Thank you so much for your amazing pics and taking me back there, even if t's just in thoughts ...

    All the best, Sarah-Allegra
    http://www.fashionequalsscience.com

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