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Addicted to Sumo too

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Featured photo: Simon Q Flickr, Wikimedia, Sumo bow-twirling ceremony, May 2014    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  20 October 2015   Sumo Wrestling Japan    Introduction We made our first trip to Japan from 16 October to 25 November 2013. A friend had done a textile tour with Shuji Yamazaki a couple of years previously and had convinced us to …

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What travel costs 6: Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Featured photo: Old City of Dubrovnik, walls & Lokrum Island    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  26 August 2015 I started my series of travel writing with a bee in my bonnet about what things cost. In once sense it is a nice snapshot in time of how much the type of long leisurely travel we tended to do did …

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What travel costs 5: Germany

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Featured photo: Newly sown field near Großenkneten    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  15 August 2015 I started my series of travel writing with a bee in my bonnet about what things cost. In once sense it is a nice snapshot in time of how much the type of long leisurely travel we tended to do did cost. It made …

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Postcard from Vienna: Michaelerplatz sculpture

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony  28 June 2015 My postcard series is idiosyncratic. The postcards are short descriptions of travel and places, but there is no theme or rhyme or reason. They are short snippets about things that you might not have heard about or experienced otherwise. The series so far are: 1 Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal, 2 Dubai, UAE, 3 …

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What travel costs 1: Alice Springs

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony  7 June 2015 I started my series of travel writing with a bee in my bonnet about what things cost. In once sense it is a nice snapshot in time of how much the type of long leisurely travel we tended to do did cost. It made me learn the subtle art of forensic …

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British Food — an appraisal of the middle

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    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony  May 2015    Trip to the UK 16 July to 16 September 2014    In Britain or in far-flung outposts around the world in what either used to be the British Empire or in countries influenced by Britain, one meets the British. And when the conversation turns to food, the Brits inevitably bore you about how …

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Food in Chiang Mai 3: Khao Soy

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony9 Comments

    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, January 2015, updated March 2016 Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 Update 2017, 7 Update 2023, 8 Street Food. Another article is about What Travel Costs in Chiang …

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In praise of Indian mangoes

In Travel, Food, India by tony3 Comments

Featured photo: Movie poster at Jubilee Hills Check Post, Hyderabad    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, December 2011    They gave me a mango at breakfast in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, in the boutique hotel where I was staying. The mango was beautifully presented in Thai style: two halves on the plate with the seed removed. The halves were cut …

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House-sitting in northern Germany: Where we live

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       Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony 14 May 2015   I wrote four articles around our house-sitting in Großenkneten in Lower Saxony for two months in 2014, and about our limited travel in Germany during this period. We had a wonderful time in Germany and think very kindly of our hosts who gave us the opportunity to undertake …

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Our first house-sitting assignment with strangers

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony 14 May 2014 I wrote four articles around our house-sitting in Großenkneten in Lower Saxony for two months in 2014, and about our limited travel in Germany during this period. We had a wonderful time in Germany and think very kindly of our hosts who gave us the opportunity to undertake this adventure. The …