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Busan in Two Days: What We Saw and Ate

With cheap international flights, come the compromise of long transits; so we landed in South Korea late at night in a zombie-state, but with a delirious joy for our appending adventure. This was my...
Tim Ho Wan baked bun demonstration

Tim Ho Wan, Chatswood, Sydney

It was love at first bite. The sweet, crunchy crust gave way to a soft and savoury meaty filling that danced merrily on every taste bud and I just knew. I knew I was in...

Osaka Soul Food + Osaka Bar, Potts Point, Sydney

The City of Love. The Big Apple. The Eternal City. Fashion Capital of the World. The world’s most iconic cities are identifiable just as much by their nicknames as they are by their landscapes. And...
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Guide to 100 Yen shopping in Japan

Remember my shopping frenzy at Sydney's 100 yen store, Maruyu City Super? Well, I am now thrilled to be able to take you to the real deal in Japan! What are they These are popular bargain/variety...
Day 6 - Japan/ Hong Kong

Day Six – Japan / Hong Kong

Eejanaika is the new steel 4th dimensional roller coaster at Fuji-Q (Fujikyu) High Land, that was opened days before I had arrived in Japan. It supposedly translates to "ain't it great".
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Chibo Okonomiyaki, Osaka, Japan

As mentioned in one of my previous posts, you can expect to find something delicious anywhere you go in Osaka. However, for a truly memorable experience, I'd recommend visiting a restaurant like Chibo Okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki...
Sisen-Ramen-Japan

Sisen Ramen (四川辣麺)

One of the greatest successes of fusion cuisine would have to be tantan-men (担担麺), the Japanese version of dan dan noodles, a Szechuan specialty. Sisen Ramen is a chain of about eight ramen stores...
Day 5 - Japan/Hong Kong

Day Five – Japan / Hong Kong

Tonight, we stayed at the Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko, which had its own hot spa and was only 10 steps from Kawaguchi-ko Lake.
Day 7 - Japan/Hong Kong

Day Seven – Japan / Hong Kong

We spent the majority of today in queues. A cloudy day does not stop tourists! A great thing about Tokyo Disneyland in comparison to Universal Studios Japan is that the fast-pass is free! The limitation is that you're only allowed to take 1 fast-pass at a time, but each pass gives you an hour's duration to return to the venue. Later in the night, our tour guide arranged for these freshly boiled (delivered defrosted) Hokkaido Crabs to be delivered to our hotel rooms for supper. Hokkaido crabs are also known as Tarabagani or the Red Sea King Crab. The crab's meat was sweet and put a new meaning to "king" crabs... very satisying indeed!
Day 1 - Japan/Hong Kong

Day One – Japan / Hong Kong

On July 17th, Mum and I set abroad QANTAS to Hong Kong for an 11 day adventure in Hong Kong (Mong Kok, Kowloon) and Japan (Osaka, Kyoto, Mt Fuji and Tokyo).

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