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Hello.

“We travel not to escape life, but so that life does not escape us” – unknown

2013 was blessed with lots of travel opportunities. And with them came adventure, new experiences and wonderful memories.

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So it seemed fitting to end the year, and kickstart a brand new one with another short getaway to Fukuoka.

Fukuoka is fast becoming one of our favourite travel destinations. A comfortable 5 hour flight from Singapore, just a short 2 subway stops from the airport direct into the city, home to the famous Ichiran and Ippudo ramen chains and a springboard to day trips around Kyushu island – we are in love with Fukuoka. And oh, did I mention the amazing shopping?

Our year started with good food, lots of fun and great company. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start the year!  Here are some of my favourite snapshots from my phone.

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Waiting for the first sunrise of the year at Atago Shrine

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Welcoming 2014

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Taking in the reclining Buddha at Nanzoin

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Enjoying local company

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Enjoying local snacks

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Punting in Yanagawa

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Peaceful Yanagawa canals

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One of the best ungai meals I’ve had

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Zen

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Appreciating a quiet moment

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Tofu haute cuisine

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Enjoying Dazaifu in winter

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Fun at the Fukuoka Trick Art Museum

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Mmmm … sushi

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One of my favourite bits of Japan – the abundance of vending machines

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Pretty twinkling lights at Hakata Station

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Discovering a new ramen favourite at Nagahama