The Seaside Town of Whitby

The seaside town of Whitby has been made famous by the tale of Dracula. But rather being a town of horror, this idyllic town offers the best of what a British seaside can offer. Take a bus from Leeds or York and thunder through the Yorkshire Moors to get to Whitby. The bus is a […]

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Castaway on Nagannu Island 

To get a taste of being castaway on a tropical island, take a trip to Nagannu Island. I booked this trip in advance online and took my reservation to the port in Naha. Unfortunately the trip comes as a package deal where lunch is served in a hut and all of the passengers are ferried […]

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Hawker Singapore

Singapore is known for its fusion dishes, and the best place to get a mouthful is by going to a Hawker. A hawker is essentially a food court generally located outside with a roof. Lines of small kitchens pump out gorgeous smells with the hope of inviting you in to buy a dish. Make sure […]

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Okinawan Glory – Ishigaki

Ishigaki – an unheard of location in Okinawa to most tourists until very recently. In the last few years, there has been an increase of flights to the island thanks to the budget airlines such as Peach offering affordable fares. Don’t let that steer you away from going to Ishigaki. You can still find beauty, […]

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The Old Capital of Thailand

Forget Bangkok! I took a trip to the old capital of Thailand: Ayutthaya. OK, there were a lot of tourists and yes it’s a tourist hot-spot. But sometimes there’s a good reason as to why, and a short trip is worth it. I took the train from Bangkok Station with a paper ticket in my […]

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Food Food Food in Vietnam

Vietnamese food can be accessed in many countries around the world, but you really have to visit Vietnam itself to truly appreciate the deliciousness of the dishes on offer. All the flavours in Vietnam are full and strong. Most restaurants I’ve been to abroad seem to dumb the flavours down a little. The garlic is […]

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Beach Paradise in Kyoto

No need to fly to Okinawa or even the Carribean to find a beach paradise close to home (even… Kyoto!). When most people think of local beaches around the Kansai area, they might think of those stunning beaches on Biwa Lake. However, they can be quite overcrowded and even expensive to enter during the peak […]

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