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A Night at the Sapporo Beer Garden

by Joseph Ellis March 8, 2015

“You must try the Genghis Khan,” exclaimed our trusty guide when we informed her that we would spend two nights in Sapporo. Genghis Khan, why him? I said chuckling to myself. What has the great Mongolian got to do with Japan? Well, tales of how he cooked his food seem to have influenced a dish best served with cold beer. […]

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Exploring Eastern Hokkaido with JAPANiCAN

by Rosemarie John March 4, 2015

It was the dark of night when we set foot in Hokkaido, Japan’s second largest and northernmost island. The cold wind made us tuck ourselves into our jackets as we alighted from the cab at our hotel. We had journeyed for more than 13 hours and our tired bodies were screaming for some much needed rest. The curtains in our […]

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Sponsored Post: Chef to Chef TV Series by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts

by Joseph Ellis February 18, 2015

Sponsored videos As you all know, Rosemarie and I are foodies. And if you follow us on Instagram, you will know that, that is indeed a fact! With the launch of Chef to Chef TV Series by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, our urge for an international food adventure has become stronger. Chef to Chef features acclaimed chef and host Sharone […]

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National Multicultural Festival – A Weekend Adventure

by Rosemarie John February 14, 2015

Canberra is a city that is constantly busy with some event or another. I hardly have the time to keep up.  I have been looking forward to February mainly for two reasons… (1) I fly off to Japan and (2) I get to attend the National Multicultural Festival for the first time! I have heard so much about it over […]

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Six Must See Festivals in Singapore

by Rosemarie John February 3, 2015

The city state of Singapore is renowned the world over as a vibrant Asian country located in the heart of South-East Asia. With shimmering skyscrapers in its financial district, extensive subway lines across the country, apartment blocks filling its skyline in every corner and vibrant nightlife, the city captivates the discerning travellers despite its expensive lifestyle. Singapore’s multi-racial population and […]

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Eating Out in Canberra

by Rosemarie John January 27, 2015

It has been nine months since we moved to Canberra and we think it is time to share our eating out in Canberra post! I hardly ever take my camera to a restaurant or cafe, so this is going to be an Instagram food post of where we had some delicious food over the last months. There is still so […]

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Celebrate Australia Day 2015 in Newcastle

by Rosemarie John January 19, 2015

Australia’s second oldest city, Newcastle, will be hosting its Australia Day 2015 Festival from 8am until 8pm! The day starts with an early morning annual Australia Day Harbour Swim, followed by the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony and a full day of entertainment and events along Newcastle’s iconic foreshore. Activities include: live entertainment; circus workshops; face painting; roving bands; a Multicultural […]

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The Ruins of Wat Phra Si Sanphet in Photos

by Joseph Ellis January 12, 2015

Three magnificent bell shaped stupas in white and grey stood firm under the blistering heat of the unforgiving Ayutthya weather. We walked around them, up their steep stairs and through their narrow passageways. They have stood the test of time even after it was destroyed and looted by Burmese conquerors in 1767. Wat Phra Si Sanphet now in ruins, was […]

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Asklepieion – An Ancient Healing Centre in Pergamon, Turkey

by Rosemarie John January 6, 2015

Walking down the sacred way that was paved with marble block and flanked by columns both broken and whole, we were entering Asklepieion, an ancient healing centre in a city once known as Pergamon to the Romans and now the Turkish city of Bergama. Named after the healing God Asclepius and existed as early as 4th century B.C., Asklepieion was […]

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Eating Paella in Bangkok

by Rosemarie John December 16, 2014

Have you ever gone somewhere to do something and end up doing something else? We sure did. We took the Metro down to Chatuchak Weekend Market for some shopping, but after some 45 minutes of walking through the maze like alleys ways of the market in extreme humidity, we lost all yearning to shop. As we stumbled out of a […]

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