Eating out in Colombo, Sri Lanka (or “How to Eat Your Own Bodyweight in Seafood”)

Colombo feels as though its a city on the cusp of change. For years it has had a reputation as somewhere that you don’t stop for long before heading to one of the coasts and,…

Hikkaduwa, East Coast Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa sits in the centre of the region worst hit by the Tsunami on boxing day back in 2004 (its hard to believe that it was already a decade ago). You might recall reports of…

Kit Kat Japanese Style

Kit Kats are Kit Kats right? Like Coca Cola and McDonald’s fries, they are the same the whole world over. Except in Japan. Different flavours are launched on a regional basis. Sure, we have the…

Hiroshima (and Okonomiyaki)

We arrived in Hiroshima on a bitingly cold morning. I hadn’t been sure what to expect of the town which is known, lets face it, for one thing and one thing only, a huge and…

Miyajima Island, Japan

Itsukishima Island is just an hour away from Hiroshima and easily accessible by train and a short ferry ride. Better known by the descriptive name of ‘Miyajima Island’ or ‘Shrine Island’, it is unlike anywhere…