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Our Awesome Planet

Our Awesome Planet


110 posts categorized "#Travel Destinations (International)"

July 12, 2017

MY WAX TEMPURA: Food Sample Workshop in Gujo City!

by Abigail Javellana

Gujo City: Food Replica Workshop

Delicious-looking, life-like ramen, sushi, steak, and beer. Have you ever noticed food replicas of these things on display while walking along restaurants and shops in Japan? It's said that 60% of these replicas are made here in Gujo City.


Gujo City: Food Replica Workshop

At Sample Kobe, visitors can get a first-hand experience of watching artisans make food models and also try creating one of their own! It's a fun, affordable experience and a great souvenir you can take home to your family and friends!

Here's a photo essay of our food sample making workshop...

Sample Kobe
956 Hashimoto cho, Hagimachi cho, Gifu Prefecture
Opening Hours: 9 am - 5 pm (Closed: Thursday)
Contact: 0575-67-1870
Website: www.samplekobo.com

Central Japan Blog Series

 MY WAX TEMPURA: Food Sample Workshop in Gujo City!
 TONAMI TULIP GALLERY: The World's Only Tulip Garden Where It Blooms All Year Round!
 SHIRAKAWA-GO: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō!

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June 10, 2017

PyeongChang Winter Olympics Awesome Guide! @PyeongChang2018

by Abigail Javellana  

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics(Copyright: The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)

PyeongChang 208 Winter Olympics will be the kickoff series for the high-profile sporting event in Asia over the next four years, with neighboring countries Tokyo hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics and Beijing hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022.

It will be the first winter games in Korea held in Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon from February 9 to 25, 2018, while the Paralympic Games will be held from March 9 to 18.

With over 50,000 people participating, PyeongChang 2018 will welcome over 3000 athletes from over 95 countries competing in the first Winter Olympics to be held on Korean soil.


PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

 The Winter Olympics include 102 events in 15 sports disciplines--Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-country Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Snowboard, Bobsleigh, Luge, Skeleton, Curling, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, and Speed Skating.

Check out our Awesome Guide as we tour around the Olympic game venues while enjoying some sights and local fare along the way...


Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon
Facebook: PyeongChang2018
E-mail: info@pyeongchang2018.com
Website: www.pyeongchang2018.com

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June 06, 2017

TOKYO through the Lens of the LG G6 (Photo Essay)

Shibuya Crossing
It's been said that the best camera is the one that's in your hand, ready to shoot.

This belief has made mobile photography an indispensable tool for any travel blogger, especially with phones improving their photo resolution over the years, making pictures ready for publishing any time on the blog.

LG has always been a leader in this regard. I love the wide angle lens of their camera phones and their ability to capture entire scenes, like the iconic Shibuya Crossing. And with the latest G6 model having a food mode setting, you can now also capture beautiful shots of your eats with ease.

Here's a photo essay to kick off our family Tokyo trip series with the four boys, as captured through the lens of the LG G6...

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June 05, 2017

GYEONGGI-DO: Exploring the Korean Folk Village, Hwaseong Haenggung Palace, and Gwangmyeong Cave! @PyeongChang2018

by Abigail Javellana

 Korea Gangwon Fam Tour (Last Day)

Gyeonggi-do Province--strategically surrounding Seoul like a doughnut--is known as the ‘outer land of the kingdom’s capital’, which protects the royal palace.

Today, it is one of the popular weekend destinations for Seoul residents, offering many attractions easily accessible from the capital. Here you can find vast natural landscapes like the magical Gwangmyeong cave, as well as historical sites that date back to the Joseon Dynasty.

Here's a photo essay of our tour around the neighboring cities while visiting the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Venue...

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May 17, 2017

Maharlika • Jeepney • Ugly Kitchen: Filipino Food Trip in East Village, New York! (Photo Essay)

East Village Filipino Food Tour-3.jpg

East Village is known for the hustle and bustle of the real NYC and as the setting for the the musical RENT. It is also the global stage for showcasing the vibrant Filipino food scene in New York.  

We recently had the privilege of going on a food trip along 1st Avenue--starting with Happy Hour at Ugly Kitchen, dinner at Maharlika, and cocktails at Jeepney.

Here's a photo essay of our Filipino Food Trip in New York...

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