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If you're hoping to see some wombats on your trip to Australia, we know the perfect place. Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary near Canberra (and a day trip from Sydney) lets you feed baby wombats, cuddle baby wombats and play with bigger wombats you normally could never meet. Here's how to book in.

Love Wombats? You Have to See Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Australia has some amazing animals, but my favourite has to be wombats. From the day I first read the book Diary of A Wombat I became obsessed. Their bucky-toothed faces, fat cuddly bottoms, those feet. The day I read about Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary near Canberra – a place where…
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Motonosumi Inari Shrine: How To Find This Stunning Japanese Shrine

They have good dreams in Japan. Dreams that make things. Things like bright scarlet shrines that balance on the edge of craggy windswept clifftops. Scarlet shrines like the outrageously pretty Motonosumi Inari Shrine near Nagato in Western Japan. It’s a must see if you’re in the areas of Nagato or…
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Ainoshima island near Fukuoka, Japan is one of Japan's 11 cat islands. If you're planning a trip to Fukuoka, it's a short trip by ferry. Click here to read how to get to Ainoshima Cat Island, or save it to your Fukuoka or Japan boards for latr. #ainoshima #catisland #fukuoka #fukuokatravelguide #kyushu

Ainoshima: Fukuoka’s Cute Cat Island

I’m surrounded by kitties – they’re sleeping in fishing nets, chilling out in wheelbarrows, prowling the paths around the bright blue, fishing boat filled harbour hoping for snacks or just sitting in the sunshine doing whatever cats who live on an island do all day. This is Ainoshima, one of…
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Going to Kuala Lumpur and looking for some fun ideas of things to do in Kuala Lumpur at night? Then check out The Deceased, a spooky Kuala Lumpur bar in the middle of Chinatown. Click to find out what to expect (and how to get in) or save it to your Kuala Lumpur board for later. #kualalumpur #kualalumpurbars #barsinkualalumpur #speakeasybars #thedeceasedkl

Drinking With The Dead at The Deceased, KL

I’m sitting on a bar stool thinking about who I dislike enough in my life to curse. Normally, propping up a bar contemplating ill on your fellow humans sounds like the result of a crappy day, but in this case, I’m on holiday and happy, but I’m drinking in The…
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If you're visiting Fukuoka, Japan, then add the amazing Nanzoin Temple to your list of things to see in Fukuoka. It's completely incredible. Here's why and how to get to Nanzoin Temple from Hakata station. Click to read it now or save it to your Fukuoka or Japan boards for later. #japanesetemples #kyushu #fukuoka #nanzointemple

Nanzoin Temple, Fukuoka – It Blew my Mind.

I can’t think of many places that have actually made me go ‘wow’ when I first saw them – but the large Buddha statue at Nanzoin Temple in Fukuoka, Japan did – out loud. And then I shut up and just stared at it, unable to believe exactly what I…
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Golden Week is a very busy time to travel in Japan, many people will tell you not to go, but what if you've booked your trip to Tokyo in Golden Week. Don't panic - so did we ! Here's our guide to a great Golden Week in Tokyo. Click to read it now or save it to your Tokyo page for later. #tokyo #goldenweek #tokyotravetips

Booked to go to Tokyo in Golden Week? Don’t Panic

Don’t go to Japan in Golden Week – say, every article, website and person who lives in Japan ever. So, imagine my horror when last year I realised I’d managed to do exactly that. Considering how many times I’ve been to Tokyo, how much time I spend reading about Tokyo…
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What Not To Do When Trying Betel Nut in Taipei

I’m standing by the side of the road in Taipei, somewhat red in the face, wondering if I’m about to have a heart attack – and a tad concerned re what the blooming heck I’m going to tell the insurance company if I do. It wasn’t quite what I was…
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