My Top Eats of 2018

Hello there! Well, this Sunday I am nominating my best eats for 2018. Now, whatever I may be, it’s fair to say I’m not really a ‘foodie’ – and I don’t really review restaurants as a matter of course. But continuing on the theme of ‘top…. Of 2018’ I’ve decided to focus, however briefly, on …

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First Taste – Accra, Ghana, West Africa

Ahhh Accra. Like a pie in the face, it hits you with some serious humidity not dissimilar to Bangkok. I challenged myself to go to West Africa, and despite reservations (mostly revolving around diet) I ended up getting there for the first time in 2006. I’ve been back to the region twice since and back …

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First Tastes – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

It’s been simply ages since I wrote about my favourite African country, Ethiopia. Today in ‘first tastes’ I will refer back to 2009 when I flew into the capital to begin an amazing three weeks in Ethiopia. For those flying into Ethiopia, odds are you will be flying into the capital, you’ll be landing at …

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A Georgian Wedding

When travelling there are lots of different events you might like to attend from festivals to Eurovision. No seriously, it’s awesome and why wouldn’t you? But I think there’s something incredibly special about attending a wedding when travelling. I’ve attended at least three (off the top of my head) when travelling, two in Germany for …

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Gateway Countries – Vietnam

Yes, the Friday series is back with another ‘gateway country’. This week we head on down to South East Asia, and just to shock and awe and confound you, I’m not calling ‘Thailand’ on the region, rather I am going with Vietnam as the best gateway to the region. In a region which boasts Thailand, …

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World Journeys Podcast Episode 4 (living in Japan)

  In episode four I interview two people. Firstly I chat with James Patrus, who has been in Japan a year, about first impressions of Japan, teaching, students and driving. Then I catch up with Miho Terui and we talk about Australia and her experiences there, and also we chat about Japanese food. May the …

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Golden Week and Chinatown in Yokohama

For those familiar with Japan, you’ll know about Golden Week. It’s the time the whole country is on holiday. As much as that’s possible as most places remain open and the hospitality is run off its feet. It began on Sunday here, and well it finished today. So it’s not much of a week really, …

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Yokohama’s Cup Noodles Museum

Minato Mirai is the harbour area of Yokohama. It’s really the feature of this wonderful city, shiny and sleek built over a few small islands with a large mall and a wonderful walkway that you can take from Sakuragicho station. It’s not in the dead centre of Yokohama, but in a district which includes the …

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