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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.

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...

The Happiest Place on Earth for Sake Lovers: Saijo & Takehara

Saijo Sake Festival The happiest place on earth is loud, crowded and just a little bit gross, but it's something worth experiencing for sure.  Picture this:...

Yebisu Izakaya

Tucked conveniently at the back of Town Hall’s Regent’s Place in the heart of Sydney and filled with literally every Japanese food under the...

Japanese BBQ at Suminoya Sydney

Tucked in a side street off the main drag of Martin Place, Suminoya is in a perfect position to be missed by the vast...

1606 Luis de Torres

Cafe culture is finally slowly rolling out in the northern Sydney suburbs and 1606 Luis de Torres, a stone’s throw from Rhodes train station,...

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