Archive for January, 2018
 
 
 
Asia / North East
 

The case for ryokans

The word ryokan – meaning ‘traditional Japanese inn’ – is a word that pops up quite frequently when talking about Japanese travel, often associated with ‘traditional’ cities like Kyoto. While you can pro...
 
Japanese
 

Kid Kyoto

Japan has always been a place of wonder and excitement for me. A few years back in Osaka, I got lost while wandering around in some back streets and ended up having a long night of sake and charcoal grilled offal (think ox hear...

 
Cheap and cheerful
 

Nene Chicken

If you’re like me and believe that fried chicken is a food sent straight from the gods themselves, then you’ll either be crazy excited to know that NeNe Chicken has finally opened up in Sydney, or you’ll be ch...
 
Asia / North East
 

Dinner buffet at NOKA Roast and Grill, Intercontinental Osaka

In all my buffet-eating experiences – on cruise ships, in RSL clubs, school camps and the like, I’ve always found that they tend to lure you in with the spectacle of plenty – plates of fruits, desserts, carved roast...
 
Accommodation
 

Jing An Shangri-La Hotel and Jing An District Shanghai Guide

There can be few more welcome sights after a long-haul flight than a chauffeur at arrivals holding up a sign emblazoned with your name.  The flight was delayed by an hour at departure airport but needless to say the staff ...