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Aunyarat Watanabe is a freelance illustrator, who loves coffee, traveling and photography. She studied graphic design at Sydney Martin College. Her main influences are food and travel! She is currently living and working in Tokyo. If you would like to contact her with any questions or just to say hello, please do.

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Uji, Kyoto, Japan by AW Illustrations

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Uji, the home of Matcha, is a lovely town surrounded by green hills, clear rivers and streams which are perfect for cultivating green tea leaves. My cousins lived in this little town and my family often visited them when I was little. While our parents enjoyed their tea ceremony at a tea house by Uji river, my cousins and I would go to our favorite ice cream shop and indulged ourselves into creamy dreamy green matcha ice cream! Still now, their skyscraper-towering-matcha sandae is an absolute dream food!!

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Hoi An, Vietnam by AW Illustrations

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I fell in love with this ancient town. At night, the town was lit up with colorful lanterns and it looked really magical! The food was also AMAZING! A number of good restaurants/street vendors and cafes with lovely local specialities! I especially loved Banh Mi, Vietnamese yummy sandwich. I could eat this all day :)

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Map of Sekaido in Tokyo, Japan by AW Illustrations

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If you visit Tokyo and get a chance to come around Shinjuku area, I’d like to introduce you to this amazing art supply store called SEKAIDO. In this 6 story building, you’ll find absolutely everything to make arts and craft. Stationery, papers, paintings, paintbrushes, sculpturing, clay, frames, office supplies, I can go on forever! SEKAIDO truly is an artist’s heaven and it’s the cheapest in the town! I usually meander around on the 1st floor checking on new items and always buy MONO erasers and different sizes of double-sided tapes. Then I go to the 2nd floor to savor beautiful papers, and the 3rd floor to indulge myself into the sea of colorful paintings and pastels! To finish off, I have yummy ice cream sundaes at a lovely tea lounge on the 5th floor. This place is a paradise. I wish I could live on its rooftop and be surrounded by the sea of art supplies everyday!

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Map of Bologna, Italy by AW Illustrations

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I was in Bologna last month to visit Bologna Children's Book Fair. It was my third time to visit this beautiful Italian city. I love their stunning porticos, interesting museums, galleries and lovely bookstores. As a book lover, I especially adore Biblioteca Salaborsa, a beautiful library, which has a giant archaeological site beneath your feet you can see through a glass floor. Bologna is also a city for gelato lovers. There are so many great flavors and combinations to try!!!!

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Friends in Masai Mara, Kanya by AW Illustrations

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One year ago today, I was in the middle of savanna, Masai Mara National Reserve, in Kenya. It was amazing to see all these wildlife from giant elephants to lion's prides to a strayed wild beast. There was so much to see, not only big animals, but also small insects and quirky plants! Can you find a tiny glowworm in the map? :)))))

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Little Santa's Snowy Wonderland by AW Illustrations

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Let's explore the snowy santa's wonderland! Can you find strange fish who are walking/flying? and a little ant who has a sweet tooth? How many snowmen can you find? :)))

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Little Santa's Tropical Village by AW Illustrations

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Here is a santa's tropical sanctuary! Let's join in the fun marine activities! Can you find a lovely mermaid, a fluffy koala and Mr. & Mrs. Gingercookie in their sexy swim suits? How many penguins can you find? :)))

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Hanoi, Vietnam by AW Illustrations

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Hanoi is fascinating. Lots of lovely old buildings, parks, lakes, and great shopping! The water puppet show is really worthwhile and fun. The puppets are super cute! Hanoi is one of the best cities for coffee lovers. They have lovely cafes on every corner!

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Nimmanhaemin Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand by AW Illustrations

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Nimmanhaemin Road(aka Coffee Street) is a chic and trendy area in Chiang Mai. On either side of the road, dozens of alleyways (sois)
branch out. In these sois, there are lotttttts of cafes, ice cream shops, galleries and lovely book shops. The best thing to do is
to wander up and down the sois and see what you discover. You can find a hidden gem around every corner!

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Chiang Mai, Thailand by AW Illustrations

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Chiang Mai is a beautiful city in Thailand surrounded by a ring of mountains. They have a rich history, amazing culture and yummy food. I especially love their swirl sausages!

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Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan by AW Illustrations

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Kamakura is the best spot to view hydrangea flowers this time of year. Every temple(ji) is surrounded by a beautiful sea of hydrangea!

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Hirosaki City, Aomori, Japan by AW Illustrations

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Hirosaki City is Japan's largest producer of apples. You can enjoy delicious apple pie and apple cider at every corner of the city. They even have Apple Onsen (hot spa with numerous apples floating in the bath)!!

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Map of Ekiben throughout Japan by AW Illustrations

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Ekiben, the Japanese box lunch available at major train stations, features regional delicacies and traditional cuisine from each stop across the country. It is eaten during train journeys and is very popular among Japanese people. This on-the-move food entertains you with its beautifully arranged dishes and is often served in an eye-catching container. There are over 5,000 kinds of Ekiben sold nationwide, so it takes more than 13 years to eat all kinds if you have one of each everyday. Woo!

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Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan by AW Illustrations

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My grandparents live in Yokohama. When I was little, my grandpa, who is crazy about baseball, used to take me to the stadium to watch baseball games, while my grandma would take me to China Town and we enjoyed yummy Yum cha for lunch! This lovely port city always brings back memories of my childhood. Nowadays Yokohama is becoming more and more modern with new skyscrapers, cool diners, gorgeous shopping malls and so on. They even have unique museums, such as the Cup Noodle museum and Ramen museum. How fun! There is so much to see here!

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Ueno, Tokyo, Japan by AW Illustrations

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Spring is just around the corner! Ueno Park has over 1200 cherry trees and is quite a sight during the cherry blossom season :))

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Biei, Hokkaido, Japan by AW Illustrations

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Biei is one of the most beautiful places in Hokkaido, Japan. This small town offers breathtaking rural landscapes throughout the year. In winter, soft powdery snow blankets the area and it is magically beautiful!

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Kandy, Sri Lanka by AW Illustrations

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This candy store-like city is so alive and so colorful! You can enjoy wandering local markets, bird watching in Udawattekele Sanctuary, chilling out peacefully by Kandy Lake, and, of course, Ceylon tea! :))) The Temple of the Tooth is a must go. They have Buddha's SWEET tooth!

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Jaipur, India by AW Illustrations

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Jaipur is the best fun place I've ever been to!!! I loved riding a big elephant, exploring the local markets and eating yummy curry!! The city is known as the Pink City as their buildings are made of pink stones. Sooo cute :)))

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Siem Reap, Cambodia by AW Illustrations

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Siem Reap is located in northwest Cambodia and is famous for the temples of Angkor. See the iconic Angkor Wat and the enigmatic faces of Bayon temple! Beautiful lotus flowers and water lilies are everywhere! The days I spent there were absolutely amazing!

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Taronga Zoo Sydney by AW Illustrations

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When I lived in Sydney, my favorite place was Taronga zoo! The Zoo has animal shows, keeper talks, and animal encounters all day!! The best way to arrive at the zoo is via ferry from Circular Quay. Once you arrive at the port, you can catch the rope way known as Sky Safari!! It gives you magnificent views of the zoo and the harbor. You can even camp in a safari tent in the zoo, so why not try the Roar and Snore!! Sleeping in the zoo is fantastic!!!!

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13 Sweet Spots in Tokyo by AW Illustrations

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These are my favorite pastry shops in Tokyo. I especially love the apricot cake from Cafe Zinc!!(in the lower left corner) It really goes well with their coffee :)))) Please come to Tokyo and enjoy these cute and colorful cakes!!!

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Chaophraya River Cruise in Bangkok by AW Illustrations

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The best way to explore Bangkok is pier hopping! It's really cool to go across Chaophraya river by boat, feeling the tropical wind. There are many piers(tha) along the river, and each pier(tha) has its own style. The most popular tourist sights are located between Central Pier to 13th pier(Tha Phra Athit) , but my favorite is 15th pier(Tha Thewet). The 15th pier has a lovely flower market, and you can feed fish while waiting for your boat. Fun! I lived in Dusit district. My apartment was on Suan Ooy street(in the upper left corner). I miss the yummy street food in that neighborhood!

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Wildlife of Madagascar by AW Illustrations

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The magical Island of Madagascar is famous for its bizarre wildlife! Here you can find irresistibly cute lemurs, dozens of species of chameleon including the world's smallest and largest, and strikingly beautiful fossa!!

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Madagascar by AW Illustrations

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Madagascar is the most unique, fascinating and sensitive place in the world. Enjoy listening to the indri calling, lemur watching, chameleon watching and eating vanilla ice cream!!!

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MAAAPS by AW Illustrations

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Shanghai, China by AW Illustrations

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Shanghai is an exciting mix of traditional and new. You simply can't get bored exploring!

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by AW Illustrations

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Ho Chi Minh City is one of the absolute best city to eat in Southeast Asia. Street food is everywhere! Hard to choose a favorite, but it's probably banh mi!

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Drift Ice Sightseeing in Shiretoko, Japan by AW Illustrations

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Shiretoko is considered the most beautiful of all the national parks in Japan. It's a fairly isolated area and the home of a very diverse number of animal species! During winter, the coast gets drift ice!!

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Roma, Italia by AW Illustrations

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I visited Roma twice to eat gelato (and pizza) every day. It seems like there is a gelato place on every corner. I am still dreaming of the pecorino cheese, chestnut honey and orange peel flavors!

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Medina of Tunis, Tunisia by AW Illustrations

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I visited the Medina inTunis 5 years ago. It was an amazing place with anything for sale from socks and underwear, vegetables, carpets, jewels, etc. The maze of winding alleyways with so many shops and historic buildings was amazing! I spent hours and hours there just wandering (don't worry about getting lost!). It was fun to buy the street snacks, find a tea shop and sit and watch the world go by!

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Hawaiian Islands by AW Illustrations

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Whenever you feel like unwinding, Hawaii is the best place to go!

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Mystery Island, Fiji by AW Illustrations

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Tivua Island (called MYSTERY ISLAND) is a small coral cay. It is one of the many many islands in Fuji's Mamanuca group and is surrounded by a beautiful white sand beach and large lagoon.It takes just 7 minutes to walk around the whole island.There are only two cottages and electricity is by generator.The island is used for day trips from Nadi but at night it becomes your own private island! The only light is from lanterns and the glorious starry sky!!!During the nesting season it is also a sanctuary for turtles!

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Bangkok, Thailand by AW Illustrations

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My second hometown!!

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Sydney, Australia by AW Illustrations

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My beloved Sydney where I used to live!