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Katy Takes Japan! Part Three: Nara

Katy Takes Japan! Part Three: Nara

I mentioned in Part 1 that we scuppered the entire Kyushu leg of our trip due to an earthquake and the eruption of Mt Aso. We did some brainstorming and research to consider our options in the Kansai area, which fortunately…

Katy Takes Japan! Part Two: Kyoto

Katy Takes Japan! Part Two: Kyoto

Our first order of business in Kyoto – after checking in at our hotel – was to get lunch. It was way past the usual lunch hour and we were all hungry, so James and I decided we should hit…

Katy Takes Japan! Part One: Osaka

Katy Takes Japan! Part One: Osaka

Why do people travel with children who are too young to remember the experience? Some say it’s for making memories; this makes sense especially when the travel objectives include spending time with family or good friends. Some say that the experience…

Katy Takes Penang: 2016 Edition

Katy Takes Penang: 2016 Edition

Every year since 2008, I’ve spent Chinese New Year in Penang with my mother-in-law’s family. The only year we didn’t go was the year Katy was born (on the first day of the Year of the Horse, no less). This…

Tokyo, Ginza: Tempura at Tenichi 天一

Tokyo, Ginza: Tempura at Tenichi 天一

Fact #1: Deep-fried food is wonderful when done right. Fact #2: Where food is concerned, the Japanese ALWAYS do it right. And then some. Our tempura meal at Tenichi was something of a life-changing experience, not least because I’d previously…

Tokyo: Gyutan (beef tongue) at 仙台辺見

Tokyo: Gyutan (beef tongue) at 仙台辺見

Does anyone else remember the mentions of “cold tinned tongue” from the picnic descriptions in Enid Blyton’s school stories or Famous Five books? As a child, that particular picnic food always gave me pause. Everything else sounded so delicious (peaches in syrup! lemonade!…

Tokyo, Ginza: Shabusen

Tokyo, Ginza: Shabusen

Let’s just get this picture out of the way early: Shabusen is a pretty popular shabu-shabu place inside the Ginza Core building. So popular that it has one outlet on the 2nd floor and one in Basement 2. We’ve always…

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