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Otaru Bay Story – A Day’s Adventure

by Rosemarie John April 2, 2015

Along the coast of the Sea of Japan lies the port city of Otaru. It lies northwest of Sapporo in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. At dawn, on our fifth day in Japan, we decided to take a day trip (Otaru Bay Story), some 40-minute drive away. We zipped up and pulled our hoodies over our heads. It was […]

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Nine Delicious Things to Eat in Hokkaido

by Rosemarie John March 19, 2015

Hokkaido is a foodies dreamland. The food is rich and full of flavour. From their local confectioneries to spicy miso-broth ramen and from sashimi to grilled lamb, Hokkaido has something for everyone! When I knew I would be travelling to Hokkaido, all I was focused on was capturing its breath-taking scenery I read so much about. Never did I think […]

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Boozy Brekky at The Elk and Pea Eating House

by Rosemarie John March 15, 2015

Early on a Sunday morning, we set off to enjoy a Boozy Brekky at The Elk and Pea Eating House located on Lonsdale Street in the city. The autumn breeze still had a bite of chill as we parked alongside one of Canberra’s chic and eclectic street. We had heard so much about this restaurant and we were looking forward […]

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Great Deals for Legoland Malaysia from BusOnlineTicket.com

by Joseph Ellis March 9, 2015

Sponsored Post Who does not like discounts and offers when traveling? Offers make traveling even more exciting, especially when you are traveling with your family and little kids. If you are planning to take your little ones to Legoland Malaysia, here is your chance to get great deals for day trips for your visit through the BusOnlineTicket website, with two […]

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A Night at the Sapporo Beer Garden

by Joseph Ellis March 8, 2015

“You must try the Genghis Khan,” exclaimed our trusty guide when we informed her that we would spend two nights in Sapporo. Genghis Khan, why him? I said chuckling to myself. What has the great Mongolian got to do with Japan? Well, tales of how he cooked his food seem to have influenced a dish best served with cold beer. […]

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Exploring Eastern Hokkaido with JAPANiCAN

by Rosemarie John March 4, 2015

It was the dark of night when we set foot in Hokkaido, Japan’s second largest and northernmost island. The cold wind made us tuck ourselves into our jackets as we alighted from the cab at our hotel. We had journeyed for more than 13 hours and our tired bodies were screaming for some much needed rest. The curtains in our […]

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Sponsored Post: Chef to Chef TV Series by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts

by Joseph Ellis February 18, 2015

Sponsored videos As you all know, Rosemarie and I are foodies. And if you follow us on Instagram, you will know that, that is indeed a fact! With the launch of Chef to Chef TV Series by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, our urge for an international food adventure has become stronger. Chef to Chef features acclaimed chef and host Sharone […]

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10 Fun Things to do in Xian – China

by Rosemarie John December 9, 2014

1. Huaqing Hot Springs Visit the Huaqing Hot Springs which was the grounds for the infamous love affair between Emperor Xuanzong and his concubine Yang Guifei during the Tang Dynasty era.

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Canberra Southern Cross Club – Twilight Cruise

by Rosemarie John December 3, 2014

The wind was in my hair, the sun shined brightly and the fluffy clouds moved gracefully in the bright blue sky. I was at the Canberra Southern Cross Club’s jetty just about to board the M.V. Southern Cross for an arvo of cocktails and canapes! If you’re anything like me, a day our on the water puts a smile on […]

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The Great Mosque of Xian – Oldest Mosque in China

by Rosemarie John November 2, 2014

I was standing in a sacred location, a place that has served the Muslim community of Xi’an for more than a millennium. I was in China’s oldest and most renowned mosque. Laid out like a traditional Chinese Temple, the Great Mosque of Xian was built in 742 AD during the Tang Dynasty. The Great Mosque was built to honour the […]

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