Photo Friday: Fine fruits of Japan

I love a juicy piece of fresh fruit as much as the next person, but Japan takes fruit to the next level. One of the most interesting concepts we observed during our visit there was the luxury fruit market, which elevates produce to works of art. During our food tour in Tokyo, our guide took…

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Odds and ends: Final days in Tokyo

On our final few days in Japan, we continued exploring around the great city of Tokyo. Following a day of visiting quiet, historic sites including the neighbourhood of Yanaka and the Imperial Palace, we switched gears and went on to see more of the lively, modern side of Tokyo. We started off with the district…

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On this day: Imperial Palace, Tokyo

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 15, 2018, I was at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. For all you kind folks who have been following along, today’s recap of my trip to Japan is a two parter. After our midday visit…

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On this day: Yanaka โ€œCat Townโ€, Tokyo

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 15, 2018, I was visiting Yanaka “Cat Town” in Tokyo, Japan. Japan loves cats. From cat cafรฉs to actual cat shrines, you will find symbols of our feline friends everywhere in the country. This is reflective of…

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On this day: Discovering Tokyo, Japan

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 14, 2018, I was beginning my exploration of Tokyo, Japan. Following a few days in Kyoto and Osaka, we moved onto the last portion of our trip to Japan, which would be spent in the world-class…

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On this day: Osaka, Japan

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 12, 2018, I was in Osaka, Japan. We had spent two fun-filled days in Kyoto and wanted to break things up with a day trip over to Osaka. At only about 20 minutes away from Kyoto…

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On this day: Arashiyama & more, Kyoto

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 11, 2018, I was in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Following a day of exploring the city centre, we ventured further afield to the outskirts of Kyoto. The first stop on our second day in Japan was the…

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On this day: Kyoto, Japan

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 10, 2018, I was in Kyoto, Japan. Following a lovely several days in Seoul and Busan, South Korea, we flew over to Kyoto to begin the Japan portion of our East Asia trip. We managed to…

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My Michelin Star eats around the world

The Michelin Guide is a series of guidebooks that have been published annually by the French tyre company Michelin for over a century. First released as a guide to help French motorists find lodging on the road, they are now exclusively devoted to fine dining. Considered by many to be the hallmark of quality cuisine,…

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My UNESCO World Heritage checklist

When the UNESCO World Heritage list was first published in 1978, there were only 12 places included. Since its inception, the list has now grown to encompass over 1000 sites worldwide, identified as places on Earth that are of outstanding value to humanity in terms of cultural, historical, or scientific significance. The UNESCO designation confers…

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