Welcome to Jet Lag Diaries
I’m Rachel, a 22 year old travel lover from Bristol. I’m lucky enough to have been able to travel all over the world and seen so many fantastic things. I created this blog, partly to remind myself what I did, but mostly because so mny friends asked me for tips and advice that I wanted to curate it all in one place. I hope you enjoy my ramblings…
On my blog you’ll find articles from an eclectic mix of different countries. I have visited lots of places in Asia including Cambodia, Vietnam, Bali, Thailand, Singapore, China and Japan. My trips range from stopovers to 3 month internship placements.
If you would ever like any advice on any of the countries I’ve visited or just my experiences then I would always love to hear from you. For many of my travels I have gone alone so am always happy to share my advice for doing this.
Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.Gustave Flaubert
I am also a massive foodie. When you travel this much, it is hard not to become absolutely entranced by the food you get to taste. Luckily, where I live in Bristol, I am a short walk from so many fantastic restaurants. Oh and also, my boyfriend is a chef!
Takayama is a city in Japan’s mountainous Gifu Prefecture. Gifu prefecture is tucked away in the stunning Japanese alps. After a few wonderful night in Hakone we took another train (or two). The train ride took about 5 hours, but the trains are so nice and have fantastic wifi so we didn’t mind. It was… Read more
Sadly we only had a few days in Tokyo before setting off on the next leg of our journey. Whilst we were there, we went to the rail pass office to go and collect our rail passes for the rest of our trip. The passes allow you to travel round the country for a period… Read more
Most of this post is based around a tour that I did on the first full day in Tokyo. It is pretty much going to be a highlights tour of some of the best things to do to get a real taste of what Tokyo is about. So without further ado, off we go! One… Read more
I graduated in July 2019 and have since started working in digital marketing, a career that I love.
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- Instagram: @rachelvstheworld
In summer 2018 I did an internship in China. I have many posts about my experiences there. It was a fantastic thing to do, especially alongside uni.