Address Nagasaka, western accommodation

The second half of our ski holiday in Nozawa Onsen we stayed in an apartment positioned on the base of the slopes across from the Nagasaka ski gondola. We had originally booked a room in Paradise Chalet higher up the mountain but shortly before our arrival we were told the snow mobile had broken down and we would have no way of getting to and from town at night. Very ...

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Communal Bathing in Nozawa Onsen

In the Japanese ski town of Nozawa Onsen one of the popular activities to do after a day in the mountains is to soak in an onsen. The island of Japan has quite a bit of geothermal activity going on below the ground and in some regions hot mineral rich water is released to form a natural onsen, also known as a hot spring. Ski field in Nozawa Onsen Communal bathing has been a ...

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48 Hours in Singapore – Part 2

Our second day on the island of Singapore began with lunch at a Japanese restaurant called Tampopo found on the ground floor of the Liang Court Shopping Mall. Novotel Clarke Quay where we were staying was conveniently located next to the mall making it more than ideal for food before setting foot around the island for the day. Dk ordered a steak bento box to satisfy his red meat craving and ...

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$10.00 coffee in Singapore! Wowee!

On holidays in Asia we stopped by The Marina Bay Sands Resort for a wander around and to check out the SkyPark Observation Deck which boasts some impressive views across the small island of Singapore. The SkyPark is located on the top of the Marina Bay Sands Resort, the resort is what I call 'out of this world' translated to extravagant, impossible in design and the lifestyle of the rich. The 20 ...

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48 Hours in Singapore – Part 1

Orientation Singapore is an island at the end of the Malaysian Peninsula; it is one of the most efficient and cleanest cities I have ever visited. This cosmopolitan holiday city has an incredible food scene to experience from Hawker centres to Michelin star restaurants and even though it is our third visit there are still some places left to discover on the island. View from the top (57 storeys high) of Marina ...

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24 Hours in Kuala Lumpur + Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia is special place to me, having worked for a company with offices in Kuala Lumpur I have made some great friends over the years and along with that many wonderful memories. Apart from the obvious reasons of seeing my friends, overall Kuala Lumpur makes a great stop over city from Australia to Asia or vice versa. Be it for 12 hours or 48 hours. On a recent visit to ...

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