Travel | Chinese cooking class in Yangshuo

11th March 2015

Whilst staying in a town called Yangshuo in the south of China we decided to spend one of our last days rustling up some delicious Chinese dishes on a Chinese cooking class. There were only a small group of 6 of us including two fellow Brits and a Spanish couple. We were firstly taken to […]

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Travel | Giant Panda Sanctuary in Chengdu, China

8th March 2015

I have been looking forward to posting about this for weeks!! Because of China’s ‘Great Fire Wall’ I hadn’t been able to get on to any social media or here for the entire 3 weeks we travelled there. In some ways it was a nice escape from my phone and laptop but it was also […]

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Travel | Summer Palace, Beijing

4th March 2015

Another must see site in Beijing is the Summer Palace. Often overlooked in tourist brochures this beautiful palace and it’s grounds are home to fantastic traditional Chinese architecture and breathtaking views. If you’re looking for something typically Chinese this is the place to go! Full to the brim of temples, gardens, pavilions, lakes, bridges, gate-towers […]

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Travel | The Great Wall of China

1st March 2015

Our first stop on our China travels was the capital city of Beijing. The city itself was a little underwhelming. There is almost a constant smog lying over the city and it’s not surprising with the amount of people that live there. With a country of over 1 billion it’s understandable that the major cities […]

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Travel | Japanese Cuisine

23rd February 2015

Sorry I’ve been a bit mia recently. All social media and Google is blocked in China so it’s been impossible for me to get online. So be prepared for an overload of blog posts coming up 🙂 I just had to share a food diary style post of our time spent in Japan eating quite […]

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Travel | Tokyo Skytree

8th February 2015

If there’s one thing you must do in Tokyo, it’s visit the Tokyo Skytree. This huge building quite literally towers over the city as it’s the world’s tallest tower! Tokyo is a huge city in terms of landmass but because it doesn’t have too many skyscrapers and the tower is located out of the business […]

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Travel | Tokyo, Japan

4th February 2015

We have now left Japan and are beginning the next chapter of our travels in China. Japan is a beautiful country and I would highly recommend visiting if you haven’t already. It’s steeped in natural beauty, fantastic architecture (both old and new), phenomenal food and home to wonderful people. Nothing was ever too much trouble […]

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Travel | Snow Monkeys, Japan

1st February 2015

I can’t wait to share this post with you. Just looking at these photos again makes me squeal with excitement. This was by far the best day of our trip in Japan. From Nagano in the Japanese Alps, we took a day trip to Snow Monkey Park to see snow monkeys in their natural habitat […]

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Travel | Cafe Bibliotec, Kyoto

27th January 2015

Cafe Bibliotec where the food is delicious, the interior design is beautiful, the menu is quirky and the staff are lovely. What more could you want?! Located near our hotel in Nijo, this fun cafe is highly recommended in the Lonely Planet Japan guide. Not really knowing exactly whereabouts it was positioned on the street […]

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