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Techno Robot Madness at Robot Restaurant Tokyo

Queuing for the Tokyo Robot Restaurant, Tokyo, Japan

Techno Robot Madness at Robot Restaurant Tokyo Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant is one of those rare things in life. A unique blend of imagination, big thinking, spectacle and a reported five million lightbulbs. It’s also, unexpectedly, a family show and bonding experience. Yes there are dancing girls but this is NOT an adult show. And don’t [...]

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A Most Rewarding Summer of Japanese Adventures

Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima near Hiroshima

A Most Rewarding Summer of Japanese Adventures This summer we discovered Japan, thanks in part to a partnership with the InterContinental Hotels Group.  If you’ve been following our blog for a while you’ll know our travel style isn’t usually at the luxury end of the spectrum but this summer, thanks to IHG, we were able [...]

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Yet Another Week in Haiku – Adventures in Japan 4

Kimono walk in Old Kyoto

Yet Another Week in Haiku – Adventures in Japan 4 Our final week in Japan and the pace hasn’t let up or perhaps we haven’t. So much for a month spent meditating on the sound of one hand clapping. This week has been a right old mix of ancient and modern. We’ve been to industrial [...]

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Another Week in Haiku – Adventures in Japan 3

Stirring the Incense at the Todai-ji Temple in Nara

Another Week in Haiku – Adventures in Japan 3 Week three in Japan and still the haiku keep coming. I’m surprised how we’ve managed to keep this up. It requires a bit of daily discipline but seems to be a great way to journal that forces you to try and capture the essence of something, whatever [...]

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Adventures in Japan: Our Haiku Journal Week 2

Tokyo Tower at Night

The Week in Haiku – Adventures in Japan 2 Our second week of adventures in Japan and we are getting into our stride. We’ve been hiking in the Japan Alps, cuddling cats in a cat cafe, meeting robots, being blinded by neon, searching for Mount Fuji and praying to the Gods of IT. If you [...]

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Haiku Travel Diary: Japan Adventures Week 1

The Week in Haiku

A Haiku Travel Diary – Adventures in Japan Week 1 We love exploring different ways to bring you a taste of our travels and adventures. As Japan is the home of Haiku poetry we thought it would be fun to try and publish a kind of Haiku Travel journal, live while we travel around Japan. Each [...]

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Tasting Japan in London: Sushi School & Beyond

Japanese Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park

A Taste of Japan in London: Sushi School & Beyond Can you prepare yourself for a total immersion into a country as complex, different and ritualistic as Japan? Probably not. But we’re giving it a go anyway. We are in London for two days to experience some of the food, culture, spirituality and practicalities of [...]

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Formula One Cycling at Yas Marina Circuit

Yas Marina Formula 1 Track Abu Dhabi

Formula One Cycling at Yas Marina Circuit Have you ever dreamed of racing on a Formula One circuit? On a ladies shopper bike? No? Me neither. In my dreams I have always been Ferrari badged, dressed in racing red, squeezed into a carbon fibre cockpit. In my dreams. But that’s not how it is today. No, [...]

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Kidzania Dubai – Who do You Want to Be Today?

Kids at Work, Kidzania Dubai

KidZania Dubai – Who do You Want to Be Today? What would you like your children to be when they grow up? Or more to the point what do they want to be? A family attraction is providing careers advice in a unique and engaging way. At KidZania your children can try on different career [...]

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25 Family Friendly Reasons to Visit Dubai

Dubai Cool for Families 2

25 Family Friendly Reasons to Visit Dubai Have you ever considered a holiday in Dubai but not sure it’s for you? We felt like that. As a family who prefers adventure and the outdoors to city breaks and attractions, we wondered if we’d find enough to do in this modern urban environment. But we stopped [...]

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