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Hi, everyone! I hope all of you're doing fine. Do take care and stay safe as we sail through the current COVID-19 pandemic. 
It's been really tough for me at the moment, and I'll need to take a break from blogging to settle a lot of things on my end. In the meantime, please enjoy the posts that are available in this blog and my travel blog.
Stay tuned for more updates in the near future! :)
Regards, Cliff

JPN: Hotel Sunroute Sopra Kobe (ホテルサンルートソプラ神戸) [Breakfast]

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Say yes to free-flow almond pudding!

Hotel Sunroute Sopra Kobe (3*), the last hotel where my BFFs and I stayed at in Japan in December 2019, is located near Boeki Centre train station in the city renowned for its high quality beef. No, the hotel doesn't serve beef for breakfast, but prides itself in dishing out healthy items for its guests to enjoy.

JPN: Kineya (杵屋)

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Cold 'udon' in winter? Why not?

In a blink of an eye, it was soon time to say goodbye to Kyushu, Japan. Before going to Nagasaki Airport by bus, my BFFs and I had a quick lunch at Kineya located on the fifth floor of Amu Plaza that's directly connected to Nagasaki railway station. The restaurant prides itself in its handmade udon (Japanese wheat-flour noodle).

JPN: Shikairou (四海樓)

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The birthplace of 'champon'!

Nagasaki, Japan was one of the few port cities that were opened to foreign trade under the Tokugawa Shogunate from the 17th to the 19th century. Champon is a soupy noodle dish originating from the region, which was invented by Chin Heijun who migrated from Fujian, China to establish Shikairou in 1899.

JPN: Kaiten Sushi Jigemon (回転寿司 じげもん)

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Super fresh and sweet shrimps!

No trip to Japan would be complete without going to a conveyor belt sushi restaurant. After visiting Peace Park in Nagasaki, my BFFs and I walked south down the main road to Nagasaki Seiyokan (lit. Western Style Building), a shopping mall near Atomic Bomb Museum tram stop. Kaiten Sushi Jigemon is located on the second floor of the building.

JPN: APA Hotel Nagasaki Ekimae (アパホテル長崎駅前) [Breakfast]

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Take your pick: Japanese or Western breakfast?

My BFFs and I spent the last two nights in Kyushu, Japan at APA Hotel Nagasaki Ekimae (3*) before flying off to Kobe. Conveniently located across the road from Nagasaki railway station, the no-frills hotel offers breakfast, though not buffet style, in its Irish pub. Two different sets are served daily: Japanese and Western.

JPN: Hikari No Restaurant (ひかりのレストラン)

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Delicious dinner with an aerial view of Nagasaki!

In the city of Nagasaki, Japan, my BFFs and I made it a point to go to the summit of Mt. Inasa, which offers one of Japan's three best night views, by taking a ropeway. We had a lovely dinner with a view at the one and only restaurant at the observatory, which offers a small selection of local dishes.