Beneath Driver Lane, Melbourne, Australia

Beneath Driver Lane is a funky little bar with a speakeasy vibe in the basement of the building next to Penny Blue on, you guessed it, Driver Lane, off Little Bourke Street opposite the old GPO.

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Masamune, Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan

The last day of my 4th Japan trip had arrived and after popping into Bic Camera in Akasaka I strolled back towards my hotel and along the way I knew I’d be heading past a restaurant called Masamune which specialises in tonkatsu, crumbed pork cutlets.

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Akitaya Toriyaki, Hamamatsucho, Tokyo, Japan

If you don’t go out of your comfort zone every now and then when you travel you are possibly missing out.

On a rainy Friday evening in Tokyo in the Hamamatsucho area I pulled up a map looking for yakitori and there was one with pretty good review less than 100 metres away.

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