Cherry Blossom Footsteps

Adventures in Japan and Hong Kong

BY GAIL HOLLOWAY

Twenty-something Lauren is on her first overseas adventure - to Japan, then Hong Kong, tracing the 1960s footsteps of her beloved nan.

This enchanting tale follows Lauren on a fun journey, through two vibrant Asian cultures. With an ancient history, modern life, new friendships and romance, Lauren’s is a story of discovery - of new lands, and herself.

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" The descriptions were vivid, real and beautiful"

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"A lovely time spent meandering through Japan

and Hong Kong"

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DISCOVER

The story behind Gail's first-ever published novel

Wabi sabi mural Kyoto

Say it better – words from other languages

You can become a better traveller by paying attention to words that don’t exist in English, says travel writer Brian Johnston. He went on to talk about a Dutch word…

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La Belle Esplanade NOLA Gail Holloway

A little something extra

Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you get a little something extra. Like when you order a half dozen doughnuts or potato cakes and they throw in one more as a bonus.…

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Gail's 2007

Gail’s 2007 – A game-changer

In many ways 2007 was a game-changer. It was my job to help keep children safe, but toys became so hazardous we nearly had to cancel Christmas. It was also the…

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Gail Holloway writing

How I got started writing

I didn’t set out to write a novel. Cherry Blossom Footsteps was the first piece of creative writing I had done, and it began after an overseas trip when I…

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Gail Holloway songs

1960s music from the Kyoto retro nightclub

In Cherry Blossom Footsteps, Lauren and her travel mates go to a retro nightclub. I’ve made a YouTube playlist of songs and dance videos from Lauren’s last night in Kyoto.…

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My personal chop stamp

I love Asian art and have several pieces that I’ve collected on various travels. Some that I picked up while travelling in Japan and Hong Kong have ‘chops’. These are…

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