Latest Travels

Oct 25, 2019 , Japan

My Japanese ryokan hopping adventure 2018-2019 – 7 Ryokans in 3 months

It's been a whirlwind 2019 and I do apologise to my readers for the long radio silence. It's been a mad year of renovating and moving house which can be terribly intense. I am back in action again! Many of my fans often ask me what I look for or...

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...

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Jun 3, 2016 , Japan

Okahan Ginza Matsusaka Sukiyaki

Every time I am in Japan, Y and I must have at least one sukiyaki meal, it’s like a food ritual that we must have otherwise we will be cranky. Typically I always head to Imahan as it has so many locations and is pretty dependable, but I decided to...

Oct 29, 2013 , Japan

Japanese beef restaurants in Tokyo

After my trip to Izu with Y and LY, we drove back to Tokyo on the 2nd October, and stayed there for 3 nights. It was jam packed with shopping and of course eating, trying to just squeeze in lunch and dinner and possibly tea as and when we could...

Dec 14, 2017 , Bolivia

How to enjoy the amazing Bolivia Salt Flats in 24 Hours

One of the most amazing places I went to with Y and R this year had to be the Bolivia Salt Flats - in September, as part of a Y's big birthday. Bolivia was one of the 2 new countries - the other being Peru, that we visited over a...

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...