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Cafe Salon Naka-Oku: feminine home cooking on Naoshima

Cafe Salon Naka-Oku: feminine home cooking on Naoshima

When visiting Naoshima, the abundant artscape on this small island in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan calls for a ...
Naoshima and Lee Ufan: expressive interconnection "exalting the self and the other"

Naoshima and Lee Ufan: expressive interconnection “exalting the self and the other”

Lee Ufan nudges you to see what you normally do not see. As in meditation, his work is not about ...
travel Laos

Cruising the Mekong River in Laos

Cruising the Mekong at sunset can be an unforgettable experience, if you do it right. In Luang Prabang, there are ...
Spiritual charms of Luang Prabang

Spiritual charms of Luang Prabang

The spiritual charms of Luang Prabang breathe out the air of authentic, focused, generous, innocent, kind, open and pure Buddhist ...
Thai forgotten ingredients

The Best Thai Restaurants in Bangkok now

The best Thai food in Bangkok today is found on its streets, in private residences and luxuriantly restored old houses ...
Photo essay: Autumnal beauty and poetry of Kyoto

Photo essay: Autumnal beauty and poetry of Kyoto

The autumnal beauty of Kyoto stirs the inner naturalist in any one of us. It is poetic and by far ...
Kichisen: refreshing the taste and style of traditional Kyoto-style kaiseki

Kichisen: refreshing the taste and style of traditional Kyoto-style kaiseki

My photo below tells it all: the focused gaze of the Kichisen's master chef Yoshimi Tanigawa shows how much focus ...
King's Joy Beijing: new wave vegetarianism swell in China

King's Joy Beijing: new wave vegetarianism swell in China

The new wave vegetarianism (sushizhuyi) swell in China lures celebrities and middle-class intelligentsia of Beijing to King’s Joy (in Chinese ...
Nishikawa kaiseki Kyoto: sharing culinary tradition with an artist and host

Nishikawa kaiseki Kyoto: sharing culinary tradition with an artist and host

On the same axis of the Kodai-ji Temple Nishikawa calibrates the balance of traditional ryotei cuisine with a casual and social ...

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