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Tasty Travel: Learning The Art Of Soba Making In Japan
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Tasty Travel: Learning The Art Of Soba Making In Japan

Izushi, Japan, located in the Hyōgo Prefecture less than two hours from Osaka and about two-and-a-half hours from Kyoto, is known for many things: an ancient theater, castle ruins, a preserved old-time feel, and, the focus of this piece, soba noodles. Home to about 50 noodle shops, Izushi is known […]

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Going Local In Sumatra, Indonesia

While living in Singapore, some friends approached me to travel with them to Medan on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. When I asked why Sumatra, they showed me the blowout sale Jetstar was having on flights and said “why not?” It wasn’t until long after our flights had been […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Exploring The Real Indonesia

Looking to visit Indonesia? While Bali has much to offer, there’s no denying tourism has taken over this beautiful destination in a way that can make it difficult to experience the country in an authentic manner. Luckily, there are many ways to immerse yourself in local culture if you just […]

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Top 10 Yoga Adventures For Thrill Seekers Around The World

When we think of yoga, most of us think of relaxation, inwardness and meditative states. We think of balance and stretching, being centered and strength. Yoga is all these things, and there are many vacation retreats in beautiful places around the world that can give you that kind of rejuvenating […]

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Journey Inward: The Best Silent Retreats Around The World

Travelers can get swept up in climbing the tallest mountains, fording wild rivers and crossing the most obscure borders that they can miss the formidable challenge right under their nose: how to find peace by turning inward. It is tempting to always look for adventure outside of yourself but make […]

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