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Seoul-ful Spring 2016: Greeting the first blooms at Changdeokgung Palace

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You might’ve guessed that this sort of post was forthcoming after I wrote about Korean Egg Bread the other day. I missed my chance to write about this particular trip from last year, but now is the perfect time to give you a preview of spring in Seoul since I know a lot of people …

Baking Recipes, Cookies, The Tummy Train TV, Traveling

Sapporo Memories in a Travel Video + Homemade Langue de Chat Recipe

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One of Sapporo’s most famous food icons is the langue de chat sandwich cookie. It’s French in origin but it’s enjoying quite a bit of popularity among locals and tourists alike. I guess it makes sense since making baked goods like this is a way to put Hokkaido’s amazing dairy to good use. It’s pretty …

Eat or Retreat, Product Reviews, Traveling

February 2017 Japanese Snack Haul from Sapporo [Vol. 3]

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Another trip, another snack haul! In case you didn’t know, getting to haul packaged foods like these from Japan and South Korea is one of the things that excites me the most about traveling there. Asian snacks are THE BEST! From the lovely packaging alone you already feel the anticipation to tear it open and …

Traveling

Sapporo Travel Diary 2017: A brief visit to the Sapporo Central Wholesale Market

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Despite having visited Japan twice before, would you believe this is only my first time paying a visit to a Japanese market? I guess third time really is the charm! Because I wanted to acknowledge this momentous occasion, I decided to write about it briefly as part of my travel diaries. This is the last …

Great Eats, Traveling

7 Foodie Experiences To Try for Your Sapporo Adventure

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Japan is definitely a place that ranks high on every food-lover’s list. The Japanese consider food preparation an art, and you can feel (and taste) this pretty much anywhere you eat– yes, even in the konbini! From using fresh ingredients to ensuring every dish is prepared just right, it’s not at all difficult to appreciate …

Traveling

Sapporo Travel Diary 2017: The Magical and Historical Village of Hokkaido

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Have you ever heard of an open-air museum where the historical buildings inside were painstakingly moved from all over a city? I suppose this is why the Historical Village of Hokkaido looks like a perfectly trimmed film set– it is literally a collection of over 60 carefully curated structures. But how can it still be …

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Sapporo Travel Diary 2017: Having a grand old time at Moerenuma Park

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Visiting city parks in other countries always turn out to be a memorable exercise for me. It might be because I feel this constant sense of jealousy over these beautiful, well-maintained parks– something we don’t have over here in Manila. Whenever I travel, I always notice the things I wish my home city possessed. But …

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Sapporo Travel Diary 2017: Lifting off to the Okurayama Ski Jump Viewing Lounge

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I suppose the most well-known detail about the Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium is the fact that it held the 90-meter ski jump competition during Asia’s first-ever Winter Olympics in 1972. Historic as that may be, it was not my greatest takeaway from our visit here. I had very little idea of what to expect from …