Travel: Snow Monkeys in Yudanaka, Japan

Visiting the snow monkeys of Japan The Onsen (hot spring) towns of Yudanka and Shibu have another draw,  a park inhabited by Japanese Macaques, also known…

Japan Travel: Nikko to Kisarazu

Time passed far too quickly and it was time to leave Nikko and journey to Kisarazu. As with everything in Japan, the station is spotless.…

Japan Travel: Ishinomaki to Nikko

A cloudy day in Japan meant these two pale Scots ended up crispy with the UV.  This meant that I was even grumpier than normal…

Japan Travels: Ishinomaki and Cat Island

Day Two: Visit to Tashirojima – cat island Being a mad cat woman (and Mr Foodie a mad cat man) what better way to spend…

Japan Travels : Glasgow – Amsterdam – Tokyo

What a journey. This year saw myself taking the longest flight I’ve ever done with a trip to New York.  Usually after an hour I…

Travel To Do: Gleis 17, Grunewald, Berlin

  Dark history of Platform 17 Located in the beautiful Grunewald area of Berlin is the railway station Berlin-Grunewald with its castle gate building and…

2nd AA Rosette for The Taynuilt Hotel

The Taynuilt Hotel and Restaurant has gained a second AA Rosette for their delicious food. We have stayed there and loved the food and friendly…

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