Visiting a Cat Cafe in Tokyo

Following a day of cycling and exploring Tokyo we decided to hunt down a Cat Café near our accommodation in the neighbourhood of Shimokitazawa( try saying that really fast!). While finding well known tourist landmarks and train stations is relatively easy in Tokyo, on the flip side locating a specific address we found required more of an effort, and a pinch of patience too. I always say, keep your travels in Tokyo loosely ...

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A-Z Guidebook: Koh Samui, Thailand

I'm joining up with TIFFIN'S A-Z Guidebook Travel Link Up, and April the letter is K.  - Koh Samui in Thailand, a place I visited a few years ago. Koh Samui is an island separated from Thailand by ocean and reachable via slightly questionable ferries or commercial planes, and I think it's because of this separation, the atmosphere is different to other highly popular islands that tend to be connected by ...

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Chilling out at Aloft Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Transiting through the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur we spent two nights outside of the city at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Aloft Hotel is located in a transportation and business hub area known as Kuala Lumpur Sentral. It's 57km from the airport and under 10km to the city centre - 'golden triangle'. The hotel is located across from the underground KL Sentral railway station and bus port.  There is certainly no ...

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Foodies things to do in Tokyo!

We were prepared for some serious stomach stretching in Tokyo. Having watched Adam Liaw’s Destination Flavour series (awesome show), I was bursting with excitement. And as our holiday unfolded we discovered there was more than dining out as such, we discovered a couple of  interesting micro experiences, which I think our wallets thanked us for. Foodie, avid cook, or thrifty buyer, there is some excellent food related shopping opportunities in Tokyo and the best ...

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Tokyo is a must see destination!

Jumping into a 5 night stay in Tokyo following a ski trip in the mountains, our Japan trip was full on to say the least! An explosion of new experiences and culinary sensations. Oh and an overload of cuteness, especially in Tokyo. Our eyes were wide open the entire time and the following phrases became common place between Derek and I, ‘did you see that?’, ‘Yah I saw that’. ‘Incredible’. ...

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A-Z Guidebook – Cherry Blossoms

There is much anticipation in Japan just before the Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) Festival. Japanese and international travellers take part in Hanami, an annual tradition of viewing the blooming of the cherry blossom flowers. While we were in Nozawa Onsen, the sushi master of one of the local restaurants eagerly gave us a run down of the forecast from the Japan Meteorological Agency one evening. The weather is an important tracker! ...

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Tropical holiday; Koh Samui Highlights

We spent a few wonderful days on the tropical island of Koh Samui for a friend's wedding, it was magical. Separated from the mainland of Thailand, Koh Samui offers some seclusion and escapes from the busyness that you would find on nearby Phuket.  Where I stayed A small resort along Bangrak bay called Saboey Resort and Villas.  It wasn’t overly fancy and didn't need to be, our room was appointed in simple Thai ...

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Photo Diary; Saboey Resort

A friend’s wedding had brought us to Koh Samui, a tropical island in Thailand. The wedding was held at the glamorous Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa in Bophut. Most of the guests stayed at the same hotel while others stayed closed by. We stayed at a small resort called Saboey Resort located in between Bophut and Chaweng. We experienced a bit of a drama within an hour of arriving, with me, ...

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