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Ippudo Nishiki-koji

This wonderful restaurant in Kyoto is famous for its delicious ramen and gyoza. They opened their first restaurant in 1985 in Fukuoka and can now be found in many locations around the world including New York and Sydney. The Kyoto restaurant is in a fabulous location, close to the Nishiki food market and not far...

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Camino-de-santiago

Packing for the Camino

RAW Travel’s Mel Reynolds was recently out walking the Camino and during a break from walking gives an excellent summary of what to carry in your day pack while walking the Camino.

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Blisters on the Camino are the worst!!

Here’s my top 10 tips on how to avoid blisters: 1. Socks Invest in a couple of good pairs of socks, they are worth their weight in gold for long walks like the Camino! Opt for socks which have a high percentage of wool, around 70-79% max. Wool is a great natural fibre for socks, newer...

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Oh, the wonderful onsens…

The idea of sharing a bath with strangers wearing nothing but my birthday suit never really terrified me. Having grown up in Finland, where stripping off and heading into a public sauna with tens of other nude women is the most natural thing that can be, I felt no apprehension about jumping (not literally –...

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