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Michelin Meal in Japan II

Michelin Star Restaurants Most of us are familiar with 'Michelin stars - the rating system for high-class restaurants the world over. Those highly sought after Michelin stars are indicative of excellence in consistency, presentation of food and mastery of technique. What would you do if you were presented with a Michelin meal you couldn't eat?… Continue reading Michelin Meal in Japan II

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Michelin Meals in Japan

Most of us have heard of Michelin stars. That system of rating restaurants according to the results of reviews on consistency and presentation of food, quality and mastery of technique. But Michelin stars can be a fickle thing. They come and go, as a famous French restaurant, formerly run by Paul Bocuse, found out recently… Continue reading Michelin Meals in Japan

Australia, Community, History & Traditions

Christmas Traditions Around the World

It may not be a Sunday for a Sunday still, but nevertheless, it is Holiday decorations! Whilst touring New Zealand, I was invited to Diane's house in Wellington, which, I have to say, was like walking into a Department's store, albeit without price tags. She LOVES Christmas decorating and had no less than 15 trees in her house. It was beautifully done, and tasteful, but bordered just a tad on the obsessive! But what a nice obsession! Dianne collects a gold coin donation from those who visit and the money raised is solely for charity. So it's all for a good cause.

Danmark, Travel

Travel Tips and Reviews

Travel Reviews and Tips for Travelling Are you travelling to any of the following destinations: AustraliaAustriaDenmarkItalyFinlandGermanyHong KongJapanNew ZealandNorwayPolandSingaporeSwedenSwitzerland If so take a look at my Travel Tips Page You can also find other useful information such as: Packing tips for Travel Scandinavian – Books for those who wish to travel via words Amanda in Denmark… Continue reading Travel Tips and Reviews

Community, Photography, Travel

Takeshita Day Trip

Living in the wide open spaces of Australia, taking a "day trip" is something so commonplace, it is almost obligatory, but rather than showcase my own backyard, I have chosen a recent day trip in Japan, for this week's Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Day trip. Making our way to Yoyogi Park via the highly efficient… Continue reading Takeshita Day Trip

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Magic Puddles at Meji

Tokyo's Meji Shrine is not that far from the Gyoen's (The National Garden in Shinjuku), Sendegaya gate, but heavy rain might hamper your ability to navigate there correctly on foot. It will be particularly difficult if you're holding a tiny Japanese umbrella over two people, and trying to navigate using your smartphone's apps at the… Continue reading Magic Puddles at Meji

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Shuffling through Shibuya

It doesn't take long for the uninitiated to get their head around the rather logical Japanese transport system, however it's negotiating the myriad of entrances and exits, at the stations themselves, that can be daunting for the novice traveller. Entering the wrong one, can leave you lost or disorientated. Google maps appears to work really… Continue reading Shuffling through Shibuya

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Chair

We all use them. Functional, practical, comfy, sometimes stylish. Who invented the chair? The ancient Egyptians are believed to be the first to invent a four-legged seat with a back,... The earliest examples have been found in tombs dating as far back as 2680 B.C” The most common theories are that the chair was an… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Chair

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Looking Up

How often is our focus looking down at our smartphones, on a book or a document, or even young children? In keeping our focus downward, we often miss important details or sights above and around us. Post a photo on the prompt LOOKING UP.

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Eat Like the Japanese

It seems like the only people I have seen in Japan carrying extra kilos, (Sumo wrestlers notwithstanding), has been more often than not, Australian tourists - like me! I was thinking that there was something in this. Perhaps it should be a wake up call for Aussie lifestyle and diets. At breakfast the morning after… Continue reading Eat Like the Japanese