Dear Santa, I’m going around the world next year…
It’s November! That means I am officially allowed to start thinking about Christmas. Now I’m grown up that usually just means thinking about all the food I’m going to eat, but since I’m going trav…(more)
60 Lesser-Known Facts About Japan
1) 70% of Japan is mountainous.
2) Green traffic lights are called blue.
3) Japanese men are called herbivores.
4) There are 200 volcanoes – including Mount Fuji which I climbed here.
5) Taxi doors are automatic.
6) Money given as…(more)
Gon Fox and Ghost Flowers
I swear this is not a horticultural blog! But yes, today I have more flowers for you. I may have only just said Farewell Summer with a field full of sunflowers, but a different flower actually announced the arrival of autumn weeks ago.
Farewell Summer and Goal Setting
Some of you will be thinking that this post is a bit late. Back home in the UK I know it’s been chilly for a while but here in Japan, although cooler in the evenings and early mornings, I still don’t need a jacket or cardigan during the day. I’ve b…(more)
Disney Sea: A Wet Beginning
Welcome one and all to a world where Imagination and Adventure set sail. Tokyo DisneySea is dedicated to the spirit of exploration that lives in each of us. Here we chart a course for Adventure, Romance, Discovery and Fun and journey to exotic and…(more)
The Early Bird Catches The Tuna: Tsukiji Fish Market
Tsukiji Fish Market. Biggest fish auction in the world. Earliest morning I ever had. One of the reasons I was so keen to go there with a friend was because I wanted an obligation to keep me from back…(more)
Down The Rabbit Hole With Alice, Golden Gai and My First Ever Capsule Hotel
After meeting a Gundam and a wannabe Lady Liberty in Odaiba in my last post, it was time to check into my first ever capsule hotel in Kiba ready for a night out in Shinjuku. But more on that later!…(more)
How To Lose A Gundam In One Meal
Before leaving Asakusa, my friends and I tried to find the monjayaki (もんじゃ焼き) restaurant our rickshaw guide had pointed out to us. Failing to find that one, we went here instead.
If you’ve been to Japan you may have eaten a dish cal…(more)
A Typhoon, A Rickshaw and the Right Amount of Good Fortune
I feel like I’ve only just finished my Tokyo posts from last month but here I am again having almost recovered from my marathon two days there last weekend – during Typhoon Man-yi, no less. I was alr…(more)
Hitting Soba and Splitting Watermelons
Aaaaaaaaand I’m back! Sorry things have been quiet lately but as some of you may be able to tell from the new layout, I’ve been busy. I had planned to make the move from hosted to self-hosted blogging after a year or so of groundwork but decided t…(more)