When the world gets back on its feet…. I’m fairly certain all of us who suffer from travel-lust (not just travel writers and tour operators) will be desperate to bust out of isolation and travel our buns off . So in an effort to maintain positivity […]0 Read More
Dear All, I have something to confess. It’s been almost 12 months since my last blogpost. I’m ashamed. And ever so sorry. It’s just that… well, no excuses really – except that I’ve been super busy travelling for work (and writing elsewhere eg Escape, Delicious, Real […]0 Read More
Disclaimer – this post was stolen from our other blog (eatspeakjl.blogspot.com) and was written in 2015 – but we just stumbled across it and thought we’d share! Recently (please see above!) we took a short visit to Kurashiki and Okayama city from Kyoto. From Okayama city we rode […]0 Read More
Okayama is famous for its castle (peeking over the shoulder of the tree on the right in the image below), sweet, sweet summer peaches, the story of Momotaro – the Peach Boy), Bizen ceramic ware, various citrus fruit and this spectacular garden –Korakuen – ranked as one of […]0 Read More
Earlier this year I had the great pleasure of introducing Fermentation Guru Sandor Katz to just a small snippet of some of Kyoto’s wonders. He was on a mission to try some Funazushi (fermented sushi) so we tracked some down at a shop specialising in foods […]0 Read More
Naturally I’m rather fond of Japanese architecture but for some reason traditional buildings of the castle variety have never really grabbed me… Nijo Castle is different. For one… it’s not your A-typical castle. It isn’t a wedding cake perched high on a hill overlooking the town, […]0 Read More
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