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Cherry Blossoms at the Famous Nakameguro Canal

I was so excited to see the cherry blossoms at Nakameguro, probably because of its famous night photos – branches delicately overhanging the river, softly lit up by festive lanterns. This area is super popular during Sakura season partly because of […]

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Cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen 

Cherry Blossom season was over a month ago now, and I’m re-living it with a series of 4 blog posts! This was my first spring in Japan so I was very excited and took a lot of photos. Let me know […]

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A winter’s day in Kamakura

  A couple of weekends ago I went to Kamakura with my friend Mayumi, and her friend Roomi. It was meant to snow or rain that day but luckily it didn’t!! I’ve been wanting to go to Kamakura since we moved […]

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Magical illuminations in Marunouchi

  Every winter the Marunouchi area around Tokyo Station puts on magical illuminations along Nakadori. The beautiful trees are strung with thousands of gold lights, all glimmering off the fashionable flagship storefronts. If you’re looking for a romantic evening outing, or a fun night […]

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Our first few weeks in Tokyo

We arrived in Tokyo just before Golden Week; a week-long stretch of holidays after students finish school. This is generally a very busy time in Japan where people go overseas or travel domestically. Luckily for us the city was quieter than […]

Japan Highlights: Tokyo!

Tokyo – city of neon lights, futuristic buildings, cosplay and just general craziness! For the biggest metropolis in the world, it was a surprisingly easy, comfortable and homely-feeling trip. When we arrived we were so exhausted and ratty from our previous […]

Monday Must-Haves: Chocolate!

This week’s Monday Must-Haves is entirely chocolate-focussed, because, why not. I’m talking about those delicious hand-crafted pieces of heaven. Yum! I’m only looking at New Zealand companies this time, but might look further afield in a later post. I feature a lot of […]

The Devonport Craft Market

If you’re on the hunt for locally made Christmas gifts, or looking for something unique for yourself, check out the Devonport Craft Market! I recently moved to Devonport, after living overseas and in Wellington. It’s little community-style things that really […]

Korea: the challenges

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great day. I was asked by a follower to write a post about the things I’ve found the most frustrating about living and working in Korea. I don’t want to dwell on negatives […]

My current home: Korea

  I thought I would introduce my current home, for any new readers who don’t know me. Since August 2013, Rob and I have been living in Korea. If you don’t know much about Korea (we really didn’t know much […]