Nagata-Ya, Japan

After a long day in Hiroshima we stopped for dinner at the famous Nagata-Ya Japanese restaurant. Nagata-Ya is a Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki restaurant located on Hondori Road next to the Memorial Peace Park. It’s the perfect place to sit down and try some traditional okonomiyaki in a city that is famous for it. Nagata-Ya is a […]

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Café Confucius, Beijing

Situated near the Confucius Temple in Dongcheng is a little Buddhist inspired coffee shop. Its mention in many China inspired guidebooks made me fairly curious as to how a little roadside café nestled in the heart of a hutong could be named after one of the most famous temples in all of Beijing which led […]

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Gelato Pique Café, Beijing

  Nestled in the heart of Beijing’s Sanlitun, Taikoo Li shopping district is a cute little Japanese café. So little that you most likely will walk past without even knowing it’s there. In fact, I spent almost a year in Beijing without even tasting those delectable French-style pancakes. Until one morning before work I randomly […]

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HAI DI LAO HOT POT

You can’t visit China without tasting an authentic Chinese hot pot. More affectionately and less accurately known by westerners as Chinese fondue, hot pot is one of the most popular dishes surrounding any social gathering. The origins of hot pot itself date back to over a 1000 years where it first appeared in Mongolia before […]

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OZONE Rooftop Sky Bar: Hong Kong

After a day of exploring glorious Hong Kong, we spent the evening at OZONE, a luxury rooftop sky bar and lounge, situated above the International Commerce Center of The Ritz-Carlton in Kowloon. Located 18 floors above the Sky100 Observation Deck (which is already on the 100th floor), OZONE is currently known as the highest bar […]

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