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Rebecca Bale

Travel Consultant Far East

About Rebecca

Having been interested in Japanese culture for a long time, I had the chance to live there for three years in Tokyo, northern Japan, and Okinawa. During this time, I travelled around the country and particularly enjoyed the traditional ryokan hotels, the varied cuisine and karaoke. I love the contrast between the fast-paced modern Tokyo and the slower more traditional areas. I have since become more and more fascinated with the colourful cities and landscapes in the rest of Asia. Some of my favourite experiences have included paragliding over rice fields in rural Japan, exploring the neon-lit streets of Hong Kong, and kayaking in Thailand with a backdrop of dramatic limestone cliffs.

Talking points

What's your favourite destination?

Miyajima Island, Japan

Which destination is top of your bucket list, and why?

South Korea, to try authentic Korean food and learn more about the culture

How many languages do you speak?

Three

Which five items do you always pack when travelling?

Camera, phrase book, comfortable shoes, paper map, insect repellent

What's your top travel tip?

Learn some useful phrases and try as much local food as possible.