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Kyoto Market Guide: Nishiki Market

February 22, 2018

If you love wandering around food markets like i do, then be sure to make your way to Nishiki Market in Kyoto. What started out as a wholesale fish district in the early 1300s has now become a bustling retail market for locals and tourists alike. More than 100 shops and restaurants line this long and narrow street, and many of the stores have been operated by the same families for generations. Here you can find all things food; from fresh seafood and…

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Osaka Diary: Day 1 & 2

February 13, 2018

What We Did Day 1: Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori & Namba I flew to Osaka with ANA* (via Tokyo) and arrived to a beautiful sunrise at the airport. The tarmac crew were the cutest i’d ever seen – they’d stop whatever they were doing and just wave at the plane as it started to taxi on the runway. That really brightened up my day especially after an exhausting 11hr flight from Sydney. I had a different arrival time than the rest of…

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Less Than 24 Hours In: Nara

February 6, 2018

What We Did We arrived Nara around noon and initially wandered around the couple of shops nearby, stocking up on Daiso’s heat packs before making our way towards Todai-ji Temple. It was crazy freezing on the day we were there, and when we stumbled across an old lady selling steaming hot sweet potatoes out of this portable wood-fired oven, we immediately started waiting in line (though we misunderstood the pricing and ended up paying 1,000yen for a sweet potato yikes). This…

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Day Trip: Kobe

January 18, 2018

What We Did I thought it’d be nice to have kobe beef in Kobe itself so i decided to take my family there for our Christmas Eve lunch. We arrived Kobe 2hrs before our reservation but ended up getting sushi rolls and small appetizers from Sogo’s food hall since we had time to kill. Our lunch was at Sai Dining, a small underground restaurant that only sits 28people at a time. All dishes are served as a course meal of…

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Singapore Diary

September 30, 2017

What We Did Day 1: Orchard Rd & Marina Bay Sands Our flights got in around the same time so I rendezvoused with Melissa at the airport and we caught an Uber to the city. My brother was due to meet up with us later that day and since we could only drop our bags off before check-in time, we killed time by wandering around Orchard Rd. I was not used to the humidity, and after spending an all-nighter in…

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Hong Kong Diary

September 15, 2017

What We Did Day 1: Central, Sheung Wan & Lan Kwai Fong Melissa and i have always talked about visiting Hong Kong together, so it was a little surreal when we finally put plans into motion, despite being so spontaneous. Our flight got in at 9am and since we were only allowed to drop our bags off at noon, we took our time and had brunch at our first Michelin-star restaurant at the airport. Unlike Singapore’s humidity, it was that…

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