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Travel to Singapore

The Countdown to Singapore

There is nothing quite as exciting as counting down the days to an overseas trip, marking off the calendar as the big day approaches will never get old for me. In a couple of weeks Emma and I are taking off to Singapore for a mini adventure. We’ll only be there for four nights, but I’m intending on packing in…

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A traveller's guide to japanese toilets

A Traveller’s Guide to Japanese Toilets

Travelling is awesome, all the big stuff like, trying different food, seeing the sights, trying to communicate with the locals, it’s challenging and makes life feel like an adventure. But sometimes it’s the little things that you normally take for granted, that really make you realise that you are far from home. Take the humble toilet for example, we’ve all…

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Swwet and sticky pork recipe - food in Hong Kong

Mouth Watering Sweet & Sticky Pork + Travels to Hong Kong

A few years ago we took a family trip to Hong Kong, it’s an amazing city, bustling, dazzling, and at times, oppressive and overwhelming. So many sparking lights, and people rushing around in every direction like worker bees, and then you get onto the harbour, and the crossing on the star ferry is like a short sweet respite before the…

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Meiko, Kyoto Japan

Postcards from Japan

You may not have noticed unless you follow me on Instagram, but I was in Japan last week for a short and amazing break. Here are some of the colourful highlights. Osaka Kyoto Nara All these photos were taken with my new fave camera Fujifilm Finepix X100. Most were taken on one of the various auto functions and have only…

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Japanese pin cushions

Toji Temple Flea Market, Kyoto Japan

We were lucky that our stay in Kyoto coincided with the flea market that is held at the Toji Temple on the 21st of each month. It had it all, antiques, food, craft, clothing, new things and old, everything was so pretty and very reasonably priced. It was large and super busy so we only covered about half of it….

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EN tea ceremony classes Kyoto Japan

Experiencing Japanese Traditions in Kyoto

After all the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, I was excited to experience a little bit of the traditional side of Japan in Kyoto. I had booked a Ryokan, which is a traditional style inn, for our stay. It was quite the experience, and just what we needed to help us relax on out holiday. The Ryokan was called TOWA,…

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Japanese food - sweet treats

Eating in Japan – A delicious guide for the Budget Traveller

So many people have asked me what the favorite part of my trip to Japan was. It was all pretty amazing but the highlight was THE FOOD! You don’t have to spend a fortune when eating out in Japan, even inexpensive options are excellent and delicious. The Japanese really know how to eat, food is a real experience, and it…

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