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Travel Japan: Top 15 Things To Do in Japan (Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo)

Travel Japan - Guide to Japan - Tokyo Tower

This October, Mike and I took our first big trip outside of North America to his top bucket list country: Japan! There was a ridiculous seat sale over the summer, for flights departing September through November 2015 to Osaka. We got our flights (arrive in Osaka, depart from Tokyo) for just $800 per person (STEAL of a deal especially considering East Coast Canada flights can be pricier than that). It…

Food Reviews

Review: Kyoto

On Friday night I had a girls dinner out with my friends Meghan and Alyssa! Whenever we do our catch up dinners we tend to gravitate towards Japanese restaurants so for this one we ended up going to Kyoto Downtown (10128 109 Street). We’ve all been to Kyoto before and have had great experiences. I wanted to go again because I hadn’t ever blogged about it so any excuse to…

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  • Easily one of my new favourite salads - the Roasted Beet & Greek Yogurt salad from @crashlandhere! ๐Ÿ˜โœ”๏ธโœ”๏ธ
Enter to win a $50 gift card to Crash Hotel Lobby Bar by tagging a friend in the comments below! 
Additional entries, more #foodporn and a review of #CrashHotel over on my blog! (link in bio)
  • The snow's not all bad! โ„๏ธ
  • The best volunteer gigs are ones that involve eating delicious food... ๐Ÿ˜ Congrats to @WoodWorkYEG @chef_porter for winning Judge's Choice at the Mount Royal School @TheCulinaryArtsCookOff fundraiser! The winning dish was this Israeli pesto couscous with duck fat, sage, honey balsamic & cheese. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Kids Choice (and also my 2nd pick) was a butter bacon chicken fat soaked pasta from @shanemedericchartrand! (Perhaps all things could be soaked in butter bacon chicken fat? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค” lol) Proceeds from this annual cook off and silent auction go to support the school! A very tasty and important cause I'm lucky to have been a guest judge for. โ˜บ๏ธ
  • ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹ * G I V E A W A Y ! ! * ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹
Ever try a #Tupperware Meal Prep Party? You & friends get together and prep ingredients for 5 meals (that feed 2-4 people per meal) and you take home the meals in a bunch of Tupperware! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป I went to my first Tupperware Meal Prep Party last week with consultant @mbootsie17 and have a recap up on my blog (link in bio)! โ˜บ๏ธ I'm also giving away a free Meal Prep Party pass (valued at $125+ GST).
To enter, just tag a friend who you'd meal prep party with in the comments! Get more entries on my blog ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป www.linda-hoang.com
Note: You must live in the Edmonton area to win!
  • Finally tried @callemexicorestaurant and don't know why it took me so long! ๐ŸŒฎ Delicious beef nachos (excellent crisp factor lol), al pastor pork tacos with pineapple, and green enchiladas! Yum. Thanks for the lunch date @nicopringo.
  • And another long weekend comes to an end! Hope you had a great one. ๐Ÿ’› We spent time with family and friends, slept-in, binge-watched Netflix, long-walked the dogs, celebrated Thor's 6th birthday and celebrated @mikethyking's birthday at @TheRecRoomCA! ๐Ÿค—
This is their tasty wood-grilled pork chop with pickled mustard, whipped potatoes and braised red cabbage. I also had their lemon-fried calamari which was delicious!
  • #SixYearsOfThor!! ๐ŸŽ‚โœจ
  • Happy Easter long weekend! ๐Ÿฐโ„๏ธ
I'm headed out to the farm, bringing this beautiful hand-tied, farm fresh @calliaflowers bouquet ๐Ÿ’ to my mother-in-law! I want to give you #ThisCalliaMoment to celebrate your mom too. ๐Ÿ’—
For a chance to win a free Callia bouquet (delivered to your door - or your mom's!) simply: 
1. Follow @calliaflowers 
2. Leave a comment telling me what you love about your mom 
3. Tag a friend!
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#CalliaFlowers is a new flower delivery & subscription service serving Edmonton, Winnipeg & Vancouver. All of their bouquets are $49 (and gorgeous! ๐ŸŒท) and the company is all about creating delightful moments through delivered flowers. ๐Ÿ’
Learn more at calliaflowers.com! ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’
  • THAT. EGG. ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ˜
Tonight we're kicking off the long weekend at @CrashLandHere! The new(ish) boutique hotel / restaurant is right across the street from @RogersPlace and totally surprised us with how good the food was. Like this braised short rib, egg, onion rings, deep fried pickle and aged cheddar brioche burger. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป And fries. Really good fries. IG Story for more of our meal, and stay tuned for a fuller blog review & gift card giveaway! In the meantime, definitely recommend you give this place a try. โ˜บ๏ธ
  • When you get to catch up with a great friend over delicious Thai food, and excitedly talk about her upcoming wedding!! ๐Ÿ’•โœจ Can't wait to see @yourbestfred @catherine0626 tie the knot! ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคต๐Ÿผ
  • So happy for this incredible couple we're lucky to call our friends. โค๏ธ What a beautiful wedding! โœจ @Mikethyking gave the groom this advice: "Always say you're sorry, because at the end of the day, it's always your fault." ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • This weekend @mikethyking & I are down in #MedicineHat to celebrate the wedding of our very good friends Jack & Nicole! ๐Ÿ’• I love love! ๐Ÿ’• (I also love Instagrammable Walls lol). Check out scenes from the wedding over on my IG Story.

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