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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...

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...

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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,...

Nov 28, 2014 , Japan

Jimbocho Den Tokyo

Our reservation at Jimbocho Den was the hardest to secure being one of the hottest new restaurants in Tokyo, it seemed. Initially I was turned down when I booked 3 months ahead of time, the restaurant citing they were full, despite my plea that I wanted to celebrate Y's birthday there. What a pity, as we were keen...

Jun 29, 2013 , Italy

Milan Best Eats

This is taken at the balcony of Cerva 16 apartments, a service apartment we leased for a week during the design week. What's best about it is it is within 5 mins walking distance to all the wonderful shops at Via Monte Napoleone. I personally prefer Paris to Milan as...

Jul 9, 2014 , Kenya

Cheli and Peacock Safaris

Earlier this year, our friend JC started a group chat with Y's bunch of friends - one of her fun traveling buddy groups that have taken me with her a few times to Bali and last year to Maldives. The topic header being "Safari trip"? It finally ended up with...