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 27, 2013 , Japan

Osaka Best Eats

2013 kicked off with a wonderful trip to Osaka with Y's Hong Kong friends - YW, AL and TW, just before Chinese New Year. I haven't been to Osaka in ages since I think 2003 so it was nice to be back there for a short weekend trip before heading...

Mar 13, 2015 , Japan

Northern Nagano

On our second day of exploring Nagano, we decided to focus on northern Nagano. Y had to pop in to Hakuba for a quick work visit, so I found us a really nice quaint ryokan called Yuyada Sekiya which was within walking distance to the famous Jigokudani Monkey Park. Driving through...

Jun 24, 2016 , Australia

Sydney Bondi Beach – Stay and Sights

In March this year, Y and I made our way to Sydney with our buddies CG and WT for some chillax week in Sydney, the main reason coming here was for Madonna's final leg of her Rebel Heart World Tour, but it was nice to come visit Syndey with our friends...

Apr 25, 2017 , Iceland

Akureyri Iceland – Amazing sights from Game of Thrones

Our exciting Nordic trip ends off in Iceland, and after arriving in Reyjavik (promise I will touch on this city in a later post), we started our 'mystical' journey through Iceland starting with a full day visit to Northern Iceland in Akureyri. It sounds almost silly to say this, but...