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Mark Guthrie

Novelist, copywriter and graduate from the most prestigious university in Sunderland, Mark whiles away his precious time on this Earth by writing about popular culture, travel, food and pretty much anything else that is likely to win him the Pulitzer he desperately craves. Find some more of his musings at and on instagram @markguthriewrites

Ditching the Big 3 – Alternatives (that is, cheaper) Cell Phone Providers

Dec 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Do you remember when cell phones were a thing of ridicule? When you were in a coffee shop, in a...[ Click to read more ]

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Getting To Know You: Nagoya Port

By Mark Guthrie

To the south of the city, Nagoya's port is one of Japan's busiest, servicing the country's central region of Japan,...[ Click to read more ]

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Rock (Climbing) And Roll – Bouldering in Hiroshima

By Mark Guthrie

Now and again, something pops up in the zeitgeist that comes right out of left field. Some of these things...[ Click to read more ]

Alternative Fitness Options in Hiroshima

By Mark Guthrie

So, over the holidays, you indulged until you were fit to burst. We’ve all been there, but now you’ve noticed...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima’s Wonderful Oyster Huts and Bars

By Mark Guthrie

For those of us who are used to the creature comforts of central heating, double glazing, and insulated buildings, winter...[ Click to read more ]

Our House! – We More Than Recommend These Restaurants in Nagoya

Dec 24, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Back in the day, when I was embarking on this writing game, I imposed three cardinal rules upon myself: 1....[ Click to read more ]

Hatsumode in Tokyo – Shrines to Visit for New Years

By Mark Guthrie

Celebrating New Year in Japan is all about 'firsts.' Perhaps the most important ‘first’ is the first trip to a...[ Click to read more ]

Viewing the Magical Diamond Fuji from Tokyo

Dec 15, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Diamond Fuji is a twice annually phenomenon when the sunrise and sunset align perfectly with Mount Fuji’s summit, looking for...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Hiroshima 2020

Nov 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Hiroshima has great local cuisine, and there are numerous wonderful options available to you at any time of year. During...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya’s Best Sweet Shops

By Mark Guthrie

Japanese cuisine is mostly known for its raw fish and tempura, but I have a sneaky suspicion that, should you...[ Click to read more ]