Amid filling in endless visa forms and arranging to have my soon-to-be-former flat’s carpet deep cleaned (no one tells you about the glamour of arranging to go travelling), it’s really high time I began sorting out just what I’m going to see and do when we leave for Japan, China and South East Asia next month. I’ve thumbed my Lonely Planet guides to near destruction, but my quest to find events and places off the radar is ongoing.
Which is where this blog steps in. I’m looking for tips. Loads of them. Anything from the best bars to hit in Osaka, whether taking endless snaps of snow monkeys in Nagano is worthwhile, the most insane places to eat in Hong Kong and what parts of the Great Wall of China we should avoid at all costs.
If you’ve got any ideas, please drop them in the comments section below, stick them on my Facebook timeline, or hit me up on Twitter @joeminihane.