Sushi Bar Yasuda Tokyo – 2015: Q&A with Naomichi Yasuda

Sushi – it's what everyone thinks of when they think "Japan".  Well, this sushi bar offers you something a little different. Naomichi Yasuda was head chef & part-owner of the legendary "sushi yasuda" in NY since 1999. He's since left North … Continue reading

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Shanghai, but not as you know it: ZhuJiaJiao water township

Forget the Bund, the shopping madness, the city lights…..get out of Shanghai and see something different.  ZhuJiaJiao is an ancient water township about an hour by rail out of Shanghai – and another 15 mins by taxi. We caught the train from … Continue reading

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Singapore’s secret – where to find the best view of Marina Bay?

Singapore’s secret – where to find the best view of Marina Bay?

Let me start off by saying that I have travelled to Singapore before. And I DID spend more than a night there….but I didn't LOVE it or immerse myself in it the way I normally do. Each place has something … Continue reading

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Dogs – the universal language of awww

Dogs – the universal language of awww

Along my travels through Shanghai, Beijing, Lhasa, Nepal etc. one of the greatest bonding factors I've experienced is the universal love of animals. Purge all your Asian-eating-dog jokes/ preconceptions here. Shake it off, and embrace the fact that humans share … Continue reading

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Roadtrip – Lhasa to Kathmandu: 4 days and 3 nights

Roadtrip – Lhasa to Kathmandu: 4 days and 3 nights

  It's been a long time since I posted. Drove out of Lhasa on the 19th of July, saying a sad goodbye to our little base in Lhasa. Lhasa felt like home after 11 days of wandering through back streets, exploring shops, … Continue reading

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What did I learn from Lhasa?

  ​It was hard to say bye to Lhasa. We'd been wandering the streets around the Jhokang Temple and Bharkor street for over 10 days. Our last afternoon was spent doing another kora, walking around the Jhokang Temple with the … Continue reading

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Swastikas are Asian, y’all.

Swastikas are Asian, y’all.

      In China, there’s an abundance of the swastika symbol.  I think this presents a great opportunity to really delve into the history of this symbol, as it has only been tainted by nut-bags in the last 100 … Continue reading

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Beijing to Lhasa by train – choo choo!

Beijing to Lhasa by train – choo choo!

After months of planning, visa approval and then another special permit to visit Tibet, we’re finally here.  Lasa – Beijing Xi train T27. Lhasa to Beijing West train.  The train journey from Beijing to Lhasa took 44 hours. It was … Continue reading

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