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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...

Jul 11, 2018 , Japan

Kanazawa Travel in 24 hours

In celebration of Y's big 40 last year, we went for a nice girlie getaway with some of her best gal pals to Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture. This post describes the first part of the trip where we stayed in Asadaya Ryokan in Kanazawa for the first night, before moving...

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Dec 1, 2015 , France

Best Provence restaurants

In my finale post on my Provence trip this July, I round up my favourite 4 restaurants which to me best summed up the best of Provence cuisine during my week long stay in this sunny part of France. If you are like me who plans their driving trips pretty...

Jan 19, 2016 , China

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda

Just in late September this year, Y decided to head to Chengdu with R and me to celebrate her birthday and also more importantly to check out this city known for my favourite black and white Pandas. R's parents also came along given they had once stayed in this country...

Oct 30, 2013 , Japan

Harutaka and Narisawa

Every time I am in Tokyo, I always head to Mikawa Zezankyo, my favourite tempura place, and in my last trip there in December, the Chinese chef that works there had highly recommended Harutaka in Ginza, a simple sushi restaurant that seats only 10 people, that his boss- Chef Saotome...

May 19, 2016 , Japan

Bar Higuchi Fukuoka

My year end trip in 2015 to Japan with Y and R started off with a quick one night stop in Fukuoka. Having been here in 2014, our day quickly whisked by with walking around in the Daimyo area and eating our favourite Shin Shin Ramen among many other things. I...