7 Jul, 2017 in Sapporo

There are quite a few tourist traps in Sapporo, but perhaps the biggest one of all is the Chocolate Factory, catered especially for the mass Chinese tourist crowds. It’s run by Ishiya, a local chocolate company, that has devised a brilliant theme park like attraction around its chocolate. I’ve visited two other such disasters, the Hershey […]

20 Jan, 2016 in Antalya
Yoruk Nomad Theme Park Kemer Antalya-023

Antalya is a gorgeous province, best known for terrific clear water beaches, but Antalya has much more to offer than all-inclusive resorts and sun tanning on the beach. There are beautiful natural parks, breath-taking sky scenic views, remarkable historical sites, and… culture. If you want to learn a bit more about the history of the locals and […]

16 Jan, 2010 in Tokyo

The Japanese are famous for their hotsprings obsession and so Tokyo’s full of public bathes (sentos), big and small, private and public, some of which enjoy a steady stream of natural hotsprings (onsens). One of the more up-market posh options for hotsprings in Tokyo and a recommended spot by many recent guidebooks is the LaQau […]

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