Historical Village of Hokkaido: An Idyllic Open Air Museum in Sapporo, Japan

Historical Village of Hokkaido: An Idyllic Open Air Museum in Sapporo, Japan

This Historical Village of Hokkaido is an open-air museum on the outskirts of Sapporo. It features about 60 period structures spread out over an area of 54 hectares. All the buildings are from the Meiji and Taisho eras (mid-19th to early 20th century) and were recreated to reflect what pioneer life in Hokkaido was like.
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Shirakaba Sansou: Where to Have Sapporo’s Signature Miso Ramen in Ramen Alley

Shirakaba Sansou: Where to Have Sapporo’s Signature Miso Ramen in Ramen Alley

When doing research for this trip, I saw many locals refer to Ramen Alley as a tourist trap, a place to steer clear from if you were serious about miso ramen. They warned of the ramen restaurants in downtown Sapporo that served them with sweet corn (gasp!). Sweet corn in ramen is for tourists they said, and something to avoid at all costs.
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The Best Travel Tripods for Photographers

The Best Travel Tripods for Photographers

In most situations, even if you need a steady shot (for a long exposure night shot, or for a selfie with your family etc), you’ll usually be able to find a level place to put your camera to achieve the same thing. Lugging a tripod around on holiday, even if it is a lightweight travel tripod, isn’t my idea of fun! Having said that, for those of you who just have to have a tripod in your backpack, these are my picks of the 5 best travel tripods available in 2017.
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MALAYSIA: A Festival of Flavor and Texture Called Nasi Lemak (Recipe)

MALAYSIA: A Festival of Flavor and Texture Called Nasi Lemak (Recipe)

Nasi lemak is one of my absolute favorite things to eat in Malaysia. I just love all its different flavors and textures, especially that spicy sambal! If you've never had nasi lemak before, it's basically a breakfast dish consisting of fragrant rice served with chicken, fried ikan bilis (small anchovies), roasted peanuts, cucumber slices, sambal, and a hard-boiled egg.
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Hokkaido Kani Syougun: Where to Have Some of Japan’s Best Crab in Sapporo

Hokkaido Kani Syougun: Where to Have Some of Japan’s Best Crab in Sapporo

Japan is one of the best places in the world to have crab and their love for it is apparent nearly everywhere you go. Typically eaten in winter, some of the country's finest crab can be found right here in Hokkaido. From the snow crabs to the king crabs to the hairy crabs to the thorny crabs, the variety and freshness of crab on this island is second to none.
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