10 MUST TRY FOODS IN JAPAN

10. TAKOYAKI A popular Japanese snack, takoyaki is usually made out of wheat flour batter, tempura scraps, green onions and the diced tako (octopus), brushed with takoyaki sauce and topped with dried bonito fish flakes. Served hot, these octopus balls are absolutely delicious! image 9. TAMOGOYAKI Grilled egg is delicious in any part of the […]

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A quick guide to Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima is mostly known as a small city in Japan where the first two atomic bombs were dropped. Truth be told, it’s so much more than that. Filled with a vibrant culture, endless history, festivals, bars and museums, it’s clear that this beautiful city has since recovered from its tragic past. Here is a quick guide […]

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A simple guide to trying local street food in China

I was never a girl to try local street food but let the truth be told: and that is my perception of street food soon changed after living in China for two and half years. Street food is not just food in China, it’s a culture. It’s a way of life. Whether you’re on your […]

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Book Review: Everything, Everything

There’s something about these slice of life books that engulf me from start to finish. It happened with Me Before You and now, Everything, Everything proved to be another novel that saw me read it from cover to cover in less than a week. After a long conversation with a friend, he sent me a link to […]

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The Great Chinese Firewall

Oh yes. You read right. There really is such a thing as the Great Chinese Firewall and while you may not be able to see it, or even climb to the tenth tower to prove your manhood (or womanhood, for that matter), it certainly is bigger than anything you’ve ever seen (or not seen, for […]

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Tasting Bullfrog in China

One of the things I love about China is the endless opportunities to try new and exotic foods. The Chinese love their food and eating a meal is a tradition that should be done both on time and with large numbers of people. Chinese dining etiquette is very different to western eating habits. It is […]

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Simple packing mistakes you’re probably making

It’s pretty hard to pack for a trip abroad. You start out with a medium sized suitcase and tell yourself that you’re going to pack light. You want to leave room for your shopping trips, souvenirs and gifts… but before you know it you’re sitting with a pile of t-shirts, three evening dresses and endless […]

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Adventures at the Chinese Grocery Store: Exploring New Chinese Foods

Whilst I’m always up for a good adventure, wandering different countries and exploring new cities, walking down the aisles of a Chinese grocery store often proves to be a whole new adventure in itself. I often smell things long before I see them and hear the frantic splashing of the live seafood section in the […]

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How to Survive Getting Sick in China

Whilst venturing out into the unknown can be a life-changing experience, at some point, you might get sick. Amidst reading up on local food and culture sometimes we forget about the important stuff, like how to handle a medical emergency in a new city. Perhaps one of the scariest things for a young female traveler is becoming […]

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Burgerman Hong Kong

If you’re ever in Hong Kong and looking for a good burger, then head over to the Burgerman joint in Tai Kok Tsui, Mongkok. Claiming to serve Hong Kong’s top 10 burgers, it’s easy to see (and smell) why.   While it originated in the United States as one of the signature food trucks, it’s on […]

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