Asia

Grey cat walking toward the camera on Ainoshima Cat Island japan

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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Cocktail served in a skull glass at The Deceased KL

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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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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Mirrored shop front creating image of a crowd in Tokyo during Golden Week

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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Hand holding a small green betel nut outside a betel nut seller in Taipei, Taiwan

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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Picture of Taipei 101 from Elephant Mountain, one the things to do near Taipei 101

Fun Things To Do Around Taipei 101

It’s one of the biggest tourist attractions in Taipei – both in terms of height and how many people want to go up it each day, as such, you might find when you arrive, all excited to head up into the sky, you have to wait a while to get…
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Two alpacas photographed in the Alpaca Cafe in Taipei, Taiwan

There’s an Alpaca Cafe in Taipei – and We Have Pictures

When I first heard that there was an Alpaca Cafe in Taipei, my response were noises so high pitched only dolphins could hear them. Excited did not quite cut it. Instagram was full of people getting Alpaca selfies – their curious little faces peering over their shoulders, reviews told tales…
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woman have a knife massage in Taipei, Taiwan.

Knife Massage in Taipei: Are You Brave Enough To Try It?

My Taipei to do list. 1. Visit the village of cats. 2. Eat all the beef noodle soup. 3. Be tapped a few thousand times with a blunt meat cleaver. Yep, forget being massaged with hands, in Taiwan, there’s a more exciting blade-based experience on offer – knife massage. Used…
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