Month: March 2024

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BALI COFFEE PLANTATION

Balinese coffee is renowned worldwide for its richness and taste. While I’m not an avid coffee drinker myself (more of a tea gal), I do appreciate an occassional cup of joe, especially when made from scratch. In Bali, there are…
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TOKYO’S GOLDEN GINGKO TREES

By no stretch would I call myself a nature buff. Although I’m willing to try anything once, it’s unlikely that you’ll find me back-packing or hiking every weekend. That being said I do enjoy what I call “controlled nature” –…
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YOKOHAMA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

In Japan, there are festivals happening almost every week. Many are centered around cuisine, like the spring time Gyoza Festival or the numerous beer festivals that pop up around Oktoberfest. I’ve been lucky enough to attend a few of these,…
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TOKYO CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Sakura is big in Japan. During the months of April and May, it seems like all of Japan is celebrating the advent of the cherry blossoms. Cafes will come out with “sakura” themed sweets, the local “konbenis” start selling pink…