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Christina Guo

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Christina delights in new experiences and aims to create content that inspires, whether that's with her words, camera or paintbrush. If she's not working her way through an entire trees’ worth of readings from her combined Media and Law degree, she’s probably planning her next travel adventure, taking shots of everything she experiences (and eats) and blogging it all at sketchandrun.com. Feed her tapioca pearls in Asian bubble tea and she’ll love you forever.

The most interesting hotel in Amsterdam: Lloyd Hotel

If you ask me, the sign of a truly exceptional hotel is when you walk in and, against all the temptation of a new...

Husky sledding in Norway

A husky sled ride isn’t something you strictly need to be able to see the Norwegian landscape, but it is definitely the most dynamic...

Fish Soup under the Northern Lights

The best thing about chasing the Northern Lights by boat is that if you’re lucky enough to find them, the view is completely uninterrupted....

How to fail spectacularly at seeing the Northern Lights in Tromso

If it’s a bucket list item to see the Northern Lights, going to Tromso, up in Northern Norway - remote and far away from...

Finding the sublime in Tokushima

On first glance, Tokushima City, located on Japan’s Shikoku island seems a typical Japanese city: clean streets, a mix of high rise modern buildings...

Afternoon Tea at the St Regis, Osaka

The St Regis hotels almost needs no introduction if you've seen the right Hollywood movies but as we don't have any in Australia and...

The case for ryokans

The word ryokan - meaning ‘traditional Japanese inn’ - is a word that pops up quite frequently when talking about Japanese travel, often associated...

Dinner buffet at NOKA Roast and Grill, Intercontinental Osaka

In all my buffet-eating experiences - on cruise ships, in RSL clubs, school camps and the like, I’ve always found that they tend to...

Hidden Gems of Okayama, Japan

Located between Hiroshima and Osaka, the Okayama Prefecture is a peaceful, mountainous region in Japan that I hadn't really paid attention to in the...

Why you should visit Onomichi, Hiroshima

The typical ideal travel itinerary in Japan seems to occupy one of two types of experiences: the bustling modern concrete jungle of Tokyo or...

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