The Highlights of 2022

I am looking forward to this trip because I love the Philippines so much and because it has been a long time since I traveled abroad. I’m sure you are familiar with the well-known anticipation that many have as the day of departure draws closer; I thought that if I wrote about the best parts of 2022 and expressed thanks, it would help soothe my nerves. 

These trips were the highlights of 2022 for me:

One day, two hikes: Soni Highlands and Akame 48 Waterfalls

Shinjo Village: a journey to one of the most beautiful villages in Japan

A Trip to Toyama and Tateyama

I had one purpose when visiting Toyama: to do the Alpine Route. The journey itself was pretty straightforward but long. The trip takes at least eight hours, excluding hiking. If you want to hike Mount Tate (立山), you need to add more hours to your itinerary. You can read more about one of Japan’s most famous adventures here.

Coddiwompling my way through life in June


It has been 6 months since I started this blog. I had the opportunity to enhance my writing skills and learn more about blogging, and while doing so, I came across several amazing bloggers and the profound posts they had written. Although I haven’t been new to it, I feel I still have a long way to go! Thank you for showing interest in my posts and encouraging me to write more. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

What are the highlights of 2022 for you? What are you grateful for?

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  1. Shahbaz Ashraf

    Your six months blogging journey has been really wonderful so far. I hope you will cover many milestones, in this adventurous journey. Just keep going. Wish you all the best!

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    1. Bahanur

      Thank you Shahbaz 🙏

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  2. Shahbaz Ashraf

    You are welcome


  3. Travel with a Pen

    Congratulations on 6 months of blogging and enjoying seeing Japan through your blog. I’m hoping to visit next year! For me, there were many highlights of 2022, but my top experiences include hiking Mount Kenya and visiting South Korea.


    1. Bahanur

      Thank you! And welcome to my blog 🙏 I will go back to your blog posts where you mentioned Mount Kenya! 😊 I hope you get to visit Japan next year since it is an extraordinary part of the world 🌎

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  4. leightontravels

    You have explored and blogged about some really extraordinary places in Japan. The upcoming trip to the Philippines is certainly something to look forward to. I can’t wait to see your articles on a country that I hope to visit someday. Blogging is a rewarding process as you get to look back on your beginnings and see how you’ve grown. There are many highlights in this year for me, seeing my family and friends after 3 years the chief among them. Happy holidays and enjoy the trip!

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    1. Bahanur

      Thank you 🙏 I love blogging and wonder why I didn’t write blog posts in the past! Never too late to start blogging, so no regrets 😊 I’m glad to see that you got to see your family and friends after three years! I haven’t seen mine since 2015, and I seriously wonder if I would have a huge culture shock if I visited Turkey now 😳 Happy holidays to you, too!

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  5. mundae.misaki

    Just recently returned from my own trip in Singapore, and that taste of travel’s something I’ve definitely missed for a while—wishing you a safe and fun time when you tour here-! It’s been fun reading your page when I can, it’s a weird-but-welcome feeling knowing you may soon be writing about my home country, can’t wait for it LMAO

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    1. Bahanur

      Thank you for dropping by 😊 I hope you had a wonderful experience in Singapore! I’m in Manila right now and exploring it as much as possible. I’ll write a blog post about it when I return to Japan (or blog posts!).

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  6. dog welfare

    Beautiful photos


  7. Stuart Danker

    Those are some beautiful places you’ve been to in the past year! I remember some of those blog posts. And six months is nothing to scoff at. You’re basically an experienced blogger now, especially when it comes to internet age, lol. Still, looking forward to keeping up with your journey!

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