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The Sun Also Rises in Pamplona

We skipped Pamplona the last time we were in this area. Not this time. I intend to walk my Camino here (from St. Jean Pied de Port or Roncesvalles) sometime in the near future so here I am. Con mi … Continue reading

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Going Gaga in Gaggan 

Bangkok. Here for a wedding. And a dinner. And what a magical dinner! Everything is a piece of art and a wonder of science. A genius play on creativity, ingenuity, art and technique.  Gaggan Anand. The Asian Czar of Gastronomy. … Continue reading

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Only In Japan

There’s something about Japan. Its culture. Its food. Its people. Excellence seems to be the norm. No settling for anything mediocre. If your seafood is fresh, it means “just-dead-a-few-secs-ago”. If your steak is succulently tender, it means “melt-in-your-mouth”. If your … Continue reading

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Miyajima’s Oysters & Eels

And more.  We were drawn to Miyajima because of that iconic floating Torii Gate off Hiroshima Bay. At low tide, you can approach and walk around the gate. Took the 1 1/2 hour train ride from Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima and … Continue reading

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Dear Me. Deer Me. (Nara)

We got unlucky? Or lucky. In our 15-day travel, the gods smiled on us. Even when we got on the right train but the wrong car. As it turned out, our car got “uncoupled” from the first 6 cars of … Continue reading

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What’s There To Like in Otaru?

A lot. A whole lot. We were completely charmed strolling around Otaru Canal, and went insane in Sakaimachi shopping for Hokkaido cookies and stuff. From Sapporo, we took the hour-long slow train which chop-chooed along the coast towards Otaru. Slow … Continue reading

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Currimao’s Sitio Remedios

Many, many years ago, we stayed in a beach cottage in Currimao. I wasn’t impressed. The cottages were simple, rusty one-room affairs and the sand gray. Not so now with many Balinese-inspired beach cottages and thatched-roof Bahay Kubos lining the … Continue reading

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