For four minutes you can feel the tension build in the air. Salt is sprinkled, feet are stamped and intimidation is radiated. A four minute build up for a 10 seconds release, but what a release! The collision of power and weight coming together can be felt in the entire room and I love it. That’s, in essence, is what the sumo wrestling is all about. Our incredible holiday to Japan just happened to coincide with the September Sumo tournaments, which take place on a yearly basis. And we were lucky enough to get some tickets for the Tokyo tournament at the famous arena Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Sumida.
In this section of my travel blog, you will find a selection of incredibly detailed itineraries. These range from quick three to five-day getaways in Europe all the way to two-week-long mega-tours a little further afield.
Planning your upcoming trip can be a bit of a pain. Especially if, like me, you like to cram in as many activities and sites as possible.
And I will be the first to admit that I am a little OCD when it comes to vacation planning. I blame my dad who created an excel spreadsheet sheet for every one of my childhood holidays.
I do generally spend a couple of weeks on every single itinerary I create. The scientist in me likes to be thorough with her research. This, however, means that the hard work has been done for you. And you can feel safe in the fact, that Gary and I tested each of these itineraries personally.
Obviously, you do not need to follow my itineraries to a T. We all have our preferences and personal way of travelling. But, hopefully, these itineraries will provide you with at least a bit of inspiration and a core structure to follow