Japanese eats in Toronto

I just ordered a plate of aburi sushi and a salmon hand roll from our local sushi joint, inspiring me to write up this post on my favourite Japanese restaurants in Toronto. As you know, Japanese cuisine is one of my absolute favourites. A couple years ago, I had the chance to eat up a…

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Food tours around the world

If you’ve been following I’ve Bean Travelling for awhile, you will know that most of my travel is very much centred around gastronomy. Mr. Chuckles and I absolutely love to go on food tours as an avenue to discover new cuisines, meet other travellers, and see local sights, all at the same time. I’ve mentioned…

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#Alphabet Adventures: Travel memories from A to Z

I’m bored. The province of Ontario is finally looking at a gradual re-opening of the economy, but the process is going to be a slow one. This is surely appropriate, but it unfortunately means that my beloved hobby of travel planning is still on hold since I don’t know when I will be going anywhere!…

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Travelling the McWorld

Last month, I suggested to Mr. Chuckles that he consider starting a blog entitled ‘Travelling the McWorld’ in order to document his habit of eating at McDonald’s in every international destination we visit. He scoffed at the idea of joining the blogging world, so I’ve decided to write this post in his stead. In doing…

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Travel wish list: 5 places to revisit

Now that we’ve started a new year and decade, it’s time to consider my travel goals and start building up that wish list. My world travels only started in earnest within the last 3 to 4 years, so as someone building up my ‘country count’ I am still at the stage of visiting new places…

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A view of Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko

Looking back at my trip to Japan in 2018, I thought it would be worthwhile to create a separate post about our visit to Mount Fuji. We had tried to get a view of this iconic peak while riding the bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo but missed it, so a day trip was in…

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Everything we ate in Japan

I’ve been tuning up this blog lately and was reviewing one of my earliest posts, about my trip to Japan. This was a jam-packed, whirlwind trip and in my original post I didn’t have a chance to write in detail about one of the best parts of travelling in Japan – the food! Now, at…

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A jaunt in Japan: Tokyo

After a short stay in Kyoto, we headed off to Tokyo. We had to take the opportunity to ride the famous Shinkansen bullet train, which travels up to an astonishing 320 km/ hour. At this rate, our travel time was about 2.5 hours for 450 km. As advertised, the train schedule was precise to the…

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A jaunt in Japan: Kyoto and Osaka

The second part of my East Asia trip last autumn was a check off a long-standing item on the bucket list: Japan! After five days in South Korea, our group of three flew on Tโ€™way Airlines from Seoul to Osaka. T’way is a low cost carrier based in Korea; it was decent for the short…

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