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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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Oct 5, 2017 , Japan

Tokyo Best Eats 2017

I can never get tired of Japan, and was so happy to be able to visit Tokyo in early March where the weather was so nice and cool. Winters here seem to get later and later and the coldest time seems to be from January to early March in these recent...

Feb 6, 2015 , France

Lyon gourmet eats

After our ski trip to Zermatt, we had 4 days in France before leaving back for Singapore on New Year's Day itself. Strangely, Y and I was especially itching to explore another part of France and was kinda tired of spending it all in Paris, so we researched and Lyon...

Nov 17, 2014 , Japan

Mt Aso and Kurokawa Onsen

On our second day in Takefue Ryokan, being the explorer in me, I wanted to explore some of the famous sights nearby such as the active volcano Mt Aso. I had read up that there's a Mt Aso Cable car we can take, which is the best spot for viewing...

Oct 19, 2014 , Japan

Fukuoka best eats

Just a couple of months back, Y decided to take the week of over her birthday in September to celebrate with R and me in Japan, one of our favourite food cities in the world. We discussed it would be wise to explore a different part of Japan in addition to Tokyo,...