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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...

Apr 6, 2017 , Norway

Lyngen Lodge in Norway

After covering Stockholm in 3 nights, Y and I made our way to another new city - Tromso with gal pals AL and GS in a bid to hopefully catch some Aurora - Northern Lights! We were also sucked into all that talk that it will be harder to see...

Feb 9, 2017 , Sweden

Stockholm Best Restaurants and Cafes

In late November last year, Y and I finally concluded the year completing some new destinations in our bucket list of places to visit. It was a Nordic centric trip with gal pals - GS and AL, centering around visiting cities from Stockholm to Tromso, Norway and Iceland - the...

Dec 19, 2016 , Japan

Tokyo Best Eats 2016

In part 2 of my late summer Japan vacation, Y and I adjourned to Tokyo to meet R after our girlie trip with LY ended in Fukuoka. I managed to eat at some good ol' regular favourite spots such as Mikawa Zezankyo (my favourite tempura in Japan), and also tried...

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Jul 27, 2013 , Hong Kong

Hong Kong new restaurants

As I had mentioned in my earlier post on Hong Kong eats, I ate so much this trip that I felt my beary stomach was going to burst and I felt so 'preggers'. I think it's also attributed to being with Auntie LY, she always makes Y and I eat...

Nov 2, 2016 , Japan

Karatsu favourite eats and shops

After our stay in Onyado Chikurintei in Takeo, we made our way through Imari for a quick stopover Imari beef lunch, before arriving at Karatsu in the late afternoon. Karatsu (唐津) is a coastal city on Kyushu, about 50 km west of Fukuoka. Karatsu has always been prosperous since ancient times,...

Oct 13, 2016 , Japan

A lovely stay at Onyado Chikurintei Ryokan

For my annual ryokan trip this year, it was with good ol' pal LY whom we haven't travelled with to Japan since our Izu girlie trip in 2013. Talk about how time flies! Given it's been 3 years on since our last ryokan trip, we felt we deserved to pamper...

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...