Yanagawa 柳川 – water water everywhere

It’s water water everywhere!
https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2020/01/06/firth-of-forth-water-water-everywhere-9/

Yanagawa (柳川) is known for its hundreds of kilometers of canals and hence its name “city of water” in Japan. Guided cruise along its canals is one of the top tourist activity when visiting this city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu. A photo (1st one below) was taken outside the ruins of the Yanagawa Castle built in Eiroku Period (1558-1570).

The cruise is roughly an hour so like me you may become very hungry … not to worry! Unagi no Seiro-mushi (eel rice steamed in a basket) is one of the specialties of Yanagawa. In fact there’re a few eel rice restaurants once you alight the canal cruise. Below 👇🏻 is the city’s website where you’ll find lots of information on the canal cruise and list of eel rice restaurants. Enjoy 😉

http://www.yanagawa-net.com/eng/

We’re woolly sheep 🐑 from Rokkosan pasture…come visit us!

Debbie from Travel With Intents quotation inspired image

Come visit us at Rokkosan Pasture in Kobe Japan. This hilly pasture is home to sheep 🐑, big and small and they roam freely. Yes! And so for sheep lovers this is the place to go if you’re visiting Japan.

Sharing some of my photos from 2 years ago. And if you like soft serve ice cream 🍦, they have really smooth and creamy ones on sale at outdoor stalls where you can sit down on the grass and mingle with our sheep friends.

Here is their official website available in various languages. Enjoy 😉

https://www.rokkosan.net/

圣诞集市VLOG|新加坡设计师的圣诞集市 |A visit to a Christmas Market organized by Etsy Craftivist Singapore

Welcome to my guest post! I’m Didarlin from Henan province, China and I’m currently studying in Singapore. Follow me as I share lifestyle and travel blogs of China and Singapore. Check out my recent visit to a Christmas market organized by Etsy SG!

步入12月,新加坡的街道、商场都被圣诞气氛笼罩。闪烁的小彩灯,笑容满面的“圣诞老人”,大大的圣诞树,随处可见。

而新加坡的设计师们,在11月末开展了一场圣诞集市活动,吸引人们驻足围观,并顺便为圣诞节挑选礼物、购买装饰品。

圣诞创意集市

先来看一看vlog,感受一下现场热闹的气氛吧!

Watch my vlog on the Christmas market😊

集市上有各种各样的摊位,琳琅满目的创意作品让人眼花缭乱。

形状特别的杯子,手工编织的抱枕和项链、耳环等饰品,全是出自新加坡的设计师之手。这些作品,充分展示了设计师们的创意与灵感。

其中有一个展台非常有趣,将54种新加坡的传统食物做成了海报,引得大家纷纷驻足观赏。

手写卡片,可以送给朋友、亲人,当做圣诞祝福的贺卡。

还有不到一个月就是圣诞节了,你准备好迎接它了吗?

Supporting hearing impaired drivers

Photo from CNA, Singapore

As we end the last day of November and head into the last month of 2019, and a time where fake news and hypocrisy have fueled protests and riots around the world.

With so much negativity, I wanted to start December … positive.

Your next cab ride in Singapore could be driven by a hearing impaired driver. Another excellent example of inclusivity.

For those not familiar with Grab, it is a Singapore based transportation company. In fact I’ll be making a post soon on the Singapore taxi scene for would be travelers to Singapore. Stay tuned!

Deaf Grab drivers: ‘They can do everything but hear’
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/deaf-grab-drivers-they-can-do-everything-but-hear-12126614