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Why Hamazushi Nago Shop is our Top 3 Best-Visited Restaurants in Okinawa (Day 7 – Part 3)

  Where’s a good place for dinner in Okinawa, Nago City? How about Hamazushi, a restaurant where you can indulge in a wide-ranging selection of delectable and affordable sushi? Read on as I’ll share our dining experience at Hamazushi, Nago and show you why we highly recommend this chained conveyor belt sushi restaurant (回転寿司) in Japan.  This post is a …

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Taroko Gorge

Visiting Taroko Gorge on a Typhoon-induced Rainy Day (Day 2 – Part 1)

What happens when you visit Taroko Gorge during typhoon months? We were there at the tail-end of typhoon season in late October, and thought we had escaped all typhoons that struck Taiwan that year. However, we weren’t prepared to be greatly inconvenienced by a typhoon that hit another country – Philippines. The rippling effect gave us a hard time when …

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Tottori Sand Dunes

What to do around Osaka? Let these 20 Unique Attractions inspire you (Osaka Itinerary – Part 2)

  Hey there, ready for Part 2 of my 2-Week Osaka Itinerary where I share unique ideas on what to do around Osaka? This post will bring you to fascinating places such as Tottori Sand Dunes, Uradome Coast and even “spooky” and cute manga-theme towns. I’m confident that by the time you finish reading this post, you’ll be thinking about venturing …

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Ki Castle Japan

15 Days Osaka Itinerary: What to do in Kansai Region beyond Kyoto & Kobe? (Part 1)

Some of you have asked for recommendations on the things to do in Osaka. You ask, I give. :) Check out my 15 Days Osaka Itinerary which offers not just inspirations on places to visit in Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto. With the help of a rental car, you’ll see us ventured out to cute manga-theme towns, dipped in public hot …

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Pretty ladies in Japan

I’m Missing Japan Badly. Here’re 11 Things I Love About Japan and I know you would too!

I’m missing Japan badly and want to share with you 11 things I love about Japan. Do you want to make a guess what they are? Why am I planning a revisit to the land of the rising sun even though I’ve been there four times already? Did you say Kawaii stuff? Indeed, Japan is known for its “cute” culture. …

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Kouri Island Picnic

Kouri Island | Best Snorkeling Experience in Okinawa (Day 6)

Today, I’m going to show you my favorite snorkeling spot in Okinawa. If you have read my Okinawa 9 Days Itinerary, you would know I’m referring to the Kouri Island. This place that we snorkeled in was off the tourist map and so rich in marine life. Other than offering a great snorkeling experience, we also enjoyed our best lunch …

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Ta-Taki Falls River Trekking

A Fun Day in Nago: River Trekking at Ta-Taki Falls, Best Dinner in Okinawa & More (Day 5)

What did we do after exploring the northern tip of Okinawa? We waded through a river to get to Ta-Taki Falls, feasted on a fabulous steak dinner – the best dinner we’ve had in Okinawa by the way – and shopped through the night at Mega Don Quijote and MaxValu Nago. Have you checked out what we did in the …

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Cape Zanpa Okinawa

Top Things to do in West Okinawa – Tomari Fish Market, Zakimi Castle, Cape Zanpa & More (Day 3)

Day 3 in Okinawa is all about exploring the Western Coast of Okinawa. Today, I’ll show you what I feel is the best castle in Okinawa and also explore a few rugged capes. Feeling adventurous? Join me as we DIY snorkel at one of the capes before ending our West Okinawa exploration with a great dinner at Aeon Rycom.   …

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Kranji War Memorial

11 Non-Touristy & Authentic Singapore Experiences | Insider Tips from A Singaporean

I’ve been writing about Travel for a while and can’t believe that I haven’t written one on Singapore. Having stayed on this little island as a true-blue Singaporean for a few decades, it’s time I share my personal recommendations to visitors of Singapore. For this first post on Singapore, let me share 11 Authentic Singapore Experiences that a traveler can visit …

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Qingshui Cliff

Explore Wenshan Hot Spring and Qingshui Cliff in Eastern Taiwan! (Day 3 – pt 2)

Would a great start to Day 3 of our 8-Day Eastern Taiwan Tour continue into the second half? Read on and check out the state of Wenshan Hot Spring which was officially closed to the public but still visited by many. We would also visit one of the eight wonders of Taiwan – Qingshui Cliff and do a DIY Night-Tour of Hualien City.    Would …

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