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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...

Jun 14, 2018 , Peru

Cusco and Sacred Valley Travel

In my final post on my amazing trip to Peru last year with R & Y, I will delve into the best sights to visit while in Cusco and Sacred Valley. These 2 destinations are a natural place to stop by if you are going to Machu Picchu. We chose...

May 23, 2018 , Peru

Machu Picchu Travel

The highlight of our my big Peru trip with Y and R was definitely visiting Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world. Yeah, I made it to one of them finally! In researching for this leg of the trip, I did consider if we should do the intense...

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Jul 25, 2013 , Hong Kong

Casual eats Hong Kong

Lounging around in YW and AL's apartment where we stayed. So comfy! Hong Kong is one of my favourite Asian cities, I have been here numerous times, as R used to work here for a few years and he still comes back here to meet with some of his clients,...

Nov 9, 2017 , Vietnam

Your food guide to Danang and Hoi An in a weekend

My first time to Vietnam with Y was in mid August this year, with a girly getaway trip with some of our closest pals to Danang, the idyllic coastal city known for its sandy beaches. Our focus was on food rather than on sights for our 3 nights stay here, and...

Apr 29, 2015 , Japan

Cocktail bars in Tokyo

During my recent trip to Tokyo in February, the group of us spent quite a few nights exploring different cocktail bars. I think Y and I have never explored cocktail bars in Tokyo despite our love for drinking especially delicicious cocktails, so it was pretty good fun that we managed...

Jul 13, 2017 , Japan

30 Hours in Shirakawa and Takayama

My 2016 was completed with a fun winter trip to the region of Shirakawa and Takayama in the Hida region of the Gifu Prefecture for some sightseeing and a ryokan stay, followed by a ski trip to Hakuba with Y and R. Given how full flights were to Tokyo when...