Christmas Around the World!
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Christmas around the world! Christmas is a big deal. Its a big deal. I absolutely love Christmas, always have, always will. So, when I found out I would be spending my first ever Christmas away from home, I was a little worried, to say the least. Christmas to me is a traditional English affair. Morning […]

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Hai Van Pass – My Top Gear Moment
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When I visited Vietnam, there were a few things that I absolutely had to see and do there – among them was riding motorbikes along the Hai Van Pass. As a massive fan of Top Gear, I had watched, and re-watched their Vietnam special countless times. When I finally decided to visit the country, I […]

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Carry On Only – How to Downsize Your Backpack!
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I must admit, when I backpacked for the first time, I was terrified. Not of being mugged, or getting lost, but of overpacking! Every article I’d seen about packing tips talked about how much they all overpacked on that first backpacking trip. I was determined not to be like them. I’m pretty sure I didn’t […]

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Amazing Winter Destination in Japan

For me, winter is by far, the most beautiful season of them all. It’s filled with snuggly jumpers, christmas decorations, my birthday, and hopefully, snow. But, sadly, for most of us, snow is often a distant dream, or a light scattering that fades by sunrise. I’ve always thought of snow as being something magical. I […]

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Things I miss from home

Living in Japan is fantastic. I can honestly say its the best decision I’ve ever made moving here. But, despite all this, there’s still a lot of stuff that I miss from home. I’ve been spending the holidays at home this year – my first time back since I left – and it’s definitely reminded […]

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Long Live the Queen

After a recommendation from Felicia Day (internet geek supernova – found at; I decided to download ‘Long Live the Queen’ a Japanese game based all around strategy and decision making. Basically, you play a Princess whose mother has just died and so you are now preparing for your coronation – but you have […]

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