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Bookstores Around the World: @Wonder (Tokyo, Japan)

Tokyo’s Jimbocho district is renowned for its 300+ bookstores, each offering something unique and exciting. What sets @Wonder apart, however, is its alleyway entrance, bookended (pardon the pun) by near-endless shelves of second hand Japanese texts to peruse and admire, and the store’s attractive upstairs café. @Wonder is one of the newer bookstores in the …

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Explore the Funayas of Ine: A New Side to Kyoto, Japan

When we picture Kyoto, the first thing that jumps to mind are the shrines, bamboo forests, and geisha. It’s hard to believe that a couple of hours outside of the city proper will take you to landscapes to so vastly different, where people live a traditional lifestyle far away from the modern aspects of Japan …

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Best Food and Drink in Hanoi (and where to find it)

Vietnam has a world-class reputation when it comes to food. The renowned street food plus the unique spices and herbs mean that foodies have very much put Vietnam on their travel bucket list. Here’s a quote that many will be familiar with from Anthony Bourdain: “Going to Vietnam the first time was life-changing for sure. …

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Video Post: Coron, Philippines: A Few Nights in Paradise

We recently had the pleasure of visiting Coron. Staying in a lagoon with Paolo and his family on Paolyn Houseboats was one of the best things we’ve ever done. Here’s a video of some of the incredible views we saw in Coron and things we got up to. Read our full article here. Read our …

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Coron: How to Live in a Natural Paradise

Explore Coron, Philippines The title probably sums up our experience of Coron in a nutshell. The Philippines is a destination that I had never really considered visiting, let alone soon finding myself re-visiting in less than three months. Check out my wonderful experience in Bohol. I spent a long time choosing where to stay in …

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Video Post: Taiwan Beyond Taipei – Misty Lakes, Taoism, and Bubble Tea

We loved every moment of Taiwan and while we didn’t quite get to see everything we wanted to – there’s so much to do! We’ve left some wonderful things to do for when we return. We’re already planning our next trip to Taiwan. In the meantime, check out a few things we did when we …

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Explore Jiufen and Shifen: Have a Spirited Away Day Trip

Taiwan holds a multitude of delights; whatever kind of traveller you are, be it a hiker, a foodie, or a history buff, there’s something incredible waiting in Taiwan to be discovered. It’s here ready and waiting for you. In the earliest planning stages of our Taiwan itinerary, there was one place that was firmly on …

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How to Travel Taipei by Bike — Discover the City’s Hidden Secrets

Taipei is a bustling metropolis, often behaving like a living beast with its people like blood cells and its many towers and avenues growing like bones and muscles. And like any beast, it can be hard to befriend. Naturally, this is where bicycles come in handy. The city is easy to ride around despite how …

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Dining in Taipei: The Best Taiwanese Food to Eat

Taiwan is a hidden gem when it comes to East Asian cuisine. While everyone knows Japanese sushi and ramen, and Chinese food is beloved the world over, Taiwanese food is perhaps the most diverse and delicious in East Asia. Eating the best Taiwanese food means eating the best food, full stop. And that makes finding …

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