Travel Chronicles Summer 2023

Travel Chronicles: Summer 2023

This past summer, I went on a 2-month trip to Asia. There were so many ups and downs and so much that I have done, that I decided to make a documentation, “Travel Chronicles: Summer 2023”, my 53 days on the road!

For the first 32 days, I’ll be documenting my travels as a travel counselor for a teen travel company throughout Japan and South Korea. We went to many unique places that I would not have otherwise not gone so I hope to share this unique experience, and also inspire others who may want to do something similar.

The following 21 days were solo traveling after finishing my travel counselor work, solo traveling in Seoul, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Penang, and Kuala Lumpur. As a 24-year-old Asian Solo traveler, I hope that this part of the trip can inspire others who want to solo travel, but might be a little hesitate. If I did it, you can too!

This can serve as a bookmark and a referral page to easily go to countries/cities/stories you are interested in. As I publish more posts, this page will be updated as well.

Travel Chronicles: Summer 2023


Day 1 (June 25th):
My first deviated flight experience
Locations: JFK (John F. Kennedy International Airport) to IAD (Dulles International Airport) Flight UA3640

Day 2+3 (June 26 &June 27)
United Flight 803 Review – Arriving in Tokyo
Locations: IAD (Dulles International Airport) to HND (Haneda) flight UA 803, Asakusa Tokyo

Day 4 (June 28)
Ghibli Museum Tokyo Experience
Locations: Ghibli Museum, Asakusa, Ueno, Shibuya, and Kichijoji

Day 5 (June 30)
Sushi Making Class at Tsukiji Outer Market
Locations: Tsukiji, Akihabara, Asakusa, and Kappabashi

Day 6 (July 1)
Pompompurin Cafe in Tokyo Review
Locations: Harajuku and Odaiba

Day 7 (July 2)
Getting to Tōno in Iwate Prefecture
Locations: Tokyo and Iwate Prefecture

Day 8 (July 3)
What to do in Tōno in Iwate Prefecture
Locations: Tono, Iwate Prefecture

Day 9 (July 4)
Iwate Tsunami Memorial Museum Experience
Location: Rikuzentakata City, Iwate prefecture

Day 10 + 11 (July 5 + 6)
What to do in Nikko
Locations: Nikko

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