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Jul 22, 2019 , Italy

Exploring South Puglia in summer

If you are looking for an off-the-beaten-track, wallet friendly, and not swamped-with-tourists destination in Italy, I think Puglia is the answer. For summer last year, I headed out to Puglia for Summer Part 2 (first part being my hot but enjoyable trip to Karuizawa), joining my travelling buddies from Hong...

Nov 2, 2018 , Japan

Best way to experience Karuizawa

Karuizawa is a beautiful upmarket mountain resort located in the Nagano Prefecture. It's definitely not a cheap place compared to some other countryside areas, and has developed as a popular place for many Japanese to visit especially during Summer, with many affluent ones owning a second home here. I aptly call it...

Oct 23, 2018 , Japan

Best of Kusatsu Onsen

For my summer getaway this year, I did almost the unthinkable of visiting Japan in July! Unthinkable because it's the summer season then, and all I could say was my furry paws and body was just sweating profusely in the hot humid weather years ago when I went to my...

Sep 12, 2018 , Japan

Kayotei Ryokan and exploring Yamanaka onsen

Recharged from our first night in Kanazawa staying at the lovely Asadaya Ryokan, I made my way with Y and her best gal pals to our next stop to Kayotei Ryokan, an hour's drive away. Located in the small hotsprings area of Yamanaka, Kayotei is a traditional ryokan, family-owned inn...

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Apr 27, 2014 , United Kingdom

London eats – Breakfasts through teas

To me, London is one of the most well rounded food cities in the world, with a melting pot of cultures, you can eat the best of gastropub food to French to Lebanese, Indian and Chinese food. And of course, there is also so many choices for good solid breakfast...

Nov 28, 2014 , Japan

Jimbocho Den Tokyo

Our reservation at Jimbocho Den was the hardest to secure being one of the hottest new restaurants in Tokyo, it seemed. Initially I was turned down when I booked 3 months ahead of time, the restaurant citing they were full, despite my plea that I wanted to celebrate Y's birthday there. What a pity, as we were keen...

Jul 27, 2013 , Hong Kong

Hong Kong new restaurants

As I had mentioned in my earlier post on Hong Kong eats, I ate so much this trip that I felt my beary stomach was going to burst and I felt so 'preggers'. I think it's also attributed to being with Auntie LY, she always makes Y and I eat...

Jun 19, 2013 , Japan

Luxury ryokan Hakone Ginyu

Just arriving into the town of Hakone, enjoying the scenic view. Hakone is about 2 hours drive from Tokyo, and spending 2 nights here was a nice break from our Tokyo leg which we spent from 16 to 26 December in 2012. We rented a car from a shop near...