Seeing the sakura has always been on my bucket list and in fact, I have been wanting to go for my past few birthdays but I procrastinated. Finally making it come true this birthday and finally bringing Kumakuma back to his hometown after 5 years! 😀
Oh in the end I thought I booked Scoot for my first leg from Singapore to Manila but actually it was Tigerair 😭 They have merged and even though you booked through the Scoot website, it might be the cramped Tigerair plane that you’ll be getting, so look carefully at the flight number when you book!
Watching the prettiest sunset from above the clouds!!!
I was feeling worried all the time because after the MAS saga, I am really paranoid that something would happen again and I would miss my next flight or something 😣 But the transit was smooth except that I was asked to open up my luggage at the Manila airport’s check point because of my heat packs.
Apparently the people there have not seen it before and thought the powdery stuff inside are drugs! But the male staff was later more intrigued by my disposable panties that he asked several questions about it. “Wear and throw?” Like duh. So embarrassing 😓
Flight to Osaka was simply uncomfortable and I really don’t know why Jetstar decided to disable the function of adjusting your chair! How do you expect people to sleep upright for 4.5 hours?! 真是要了我的腰! Tried all positions to sleep and luckily I managed to catch a couple hours of sleep for both flights, though I got off with an aching back 😒
It’s my first time in Nara and I was damn excited! Excited to feed the deer! 😁 I think my first day is the happiest day of my trip! Fed the deer, saw sakura, took lots of nice photos, ate nice food, good weather; lots of excitement and happiness!
My first accommodation was in Kyoto, and Nara is like between Osaka and Kyoto. But thank goodness Japan has got lockers at almost every of their train stations, so I could conveniently deposit my luggage and backpack at 700 yen while I explore Nara!
Looking shagged after 8.5 hours flight + 3 hours transit in between~ But full of excitement!!! Oh my shawl makes me look like I have an injured neck because I didn’t know how to wear it 😂 Luckily I took a look at how Nad wore it (she lent it to me) and wore it the same way as the fashionista~ Hehe!
Was on the way to the first temple – Kōfuku-ji when I already met so many deer! So cute OMG~ Makes me miss my meh mehs in Cing Jing!
You can buy senbei to feed them and I was looking forward to that! I mean that is kinda what I am in Nara for 😝 I was looking for the 100 yen senbei that I read online but I think all the stalls have increased price to 150 yen now~
It was fun feeding the deer but I was also scared after reading that they may attack you 😱 Furthermore all of them would keep coming after you if they see senbei in your hand! So if you’re feeding one, the others might start coming too.
Happily feeding! 😁
Saw a few couples taking wedding photos with the sakura~ But haven’t bloomed yet leh… I will be so sad if I’m the bride. So crowded some more! Still think Cing Jing will be prettier…hmmmm…
But more sakura again! Love these pretty photos with the sakura! ❤ Love the colours of my Canon camera too! Make all my photos so nice~~~
Skipped some temples cause I’m also not very religious luh. Just put them in the itinerary to kill time~ Main motive was the deer which I already accomplished what I want 😊 Off for shopping at Higashimuki shopping street!
So interesting to watch them pounding the mochi! I saw it a couple of times in JAS too but I still always get intrigued by it!
Walked aimlessly in search for a lunch place, cause I did not have 4G nor WiFi~ I like how I don’t have to navigate, just walk only! Lost also never mind! No responsibilities at all ((:
Overall I really love Nara and I would be back! Goodbye my lovely deer for now and hello Kyoto!!! Kyoto is a 45-minute train ride away from Nara, and I am excited to finally visit this highly-raved place too!
My humble accommodation for the next 3 nights that comes with a mini kitchen~ It’s a small place because most of Japan’s accommodation are small and expensive (and full by the time I booked), but I love the sofa bed that I can extend out and nua in front of the TV after a long day!