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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Oct 30, 2015 , France

Lavender in Gordes

Gordes, part of the Luberion region, has been helmed in many tourist websites on Provence as one of the most beautiful villages of France, and after coming here, I can understand why. Gordes has also been mentioned in Peter Mayle's best selling, famous book - A Year in Provence, which am...

Jul 20, 2017 , Japan

Hakuba Ski

Hakuba, in Nagano, most well-known for being the first ski resort in Japan to host the Winter Olympic Games in 1998. A lot of friends ask me, why Hakuba as compared to Niseko - a popular ski destination for many tourists from SE Asia and China? I have summarised in a...

Oct 13, 2015 , France

L’Arperge in Paris

During Haute Couture Week in Paris earlier this year in July, I managed to squeeze in some time amidst the shopping and Fendi's Haute Fourrure show to of course dine at some new restaurants. I been always wanting to try Alain Passard's vegecentric restaurant - L'Arperge, and am glad I...

Jun 1, 2016 , Japan

Nambaratei, the best Oyako Don in Tsukiji Market

Whether or not you like Oyako don, you have to come and visit this little mom-and-pop shop in Tsukiji Market – Nambaratei 南ばら亭. It was by chance we found this tiny shop after the other Oyako don shop that I had attempted to find in Tsukiji fell to futile attempts...