It was my birthday August 24th, and since it was our last day in Japan and we had not yet had sushi (I know, sacrilege!) there was nothing more I wanted to do than stuff obscene amounts of raw fish into my mouth. Originally we wanted to go to a super fancy and expensive restaurant, … More Birthday Sushi
Went to Ueno zoo yesterday for some quality wandering and sketching. Scorcher of a day, but lovely all the same. DIY ticket machine. Ueno zoo might be on the small side (at least for me, used to the grand scale of Granby Zoo in Quebec), but it really did a great job in landscaping and … More Ueno Zoo Day
Just finished my travel journal entry for our Mount Fuji expedition! I’ll keep it at the journal pages for this post and update with the photos in an upcoming post. Again, if you want to hazard my horrendous handwriting, feel free to read. Otherwise kick back and scroll!
Survived Mount Fuji – though barely. Got – yet another – sunburn. Don’t seem to be having good luck with those this year… But anyway between not being particularly inclined to put a shirt over it and being very much inclined to rest my knees and calves, Leslie and I spent the day chillaxing in … More Taking It Easy
There were a few things about Japanese subways I was expecting. One was that it would be so crowded that there were special workers whose job it is to shove everyone on the subway. So far we haven’t come across this, and while it is crowded, it’s not ant more than a very busy day … More Subways, Burgers, and Very Big Bugs
NSFW: don’t read this unless you’re prepared for phonographic pictures and nudity.
After Andrea got back from Japan, she highly recommended I try a fast food bar to get ramen or other Japanese dishes. So far we haven’t eaten out much since Leslie eats like an anorexic bird and is fuelled on one meal a day. While I envy the savings she makes in her budget this … More Lunch of Champions, or Udon Noodles Whatup! (Because Lunch of Champions Lacks a Good Ring to It)
This has become our morning routine. Fucking awesome dumpling lady across the street is coming to know us….
This trip I’m being daring and trying to keep a travel journal. I’ve only kept one once before, for a ten day vacation in Vancouver. I really loved keeping one but haven’t found the time since. But this trip with the lovely Leslie, I’m giving it another shot. Thus my posts from here on will … More Konnichiwa, Bitches! Day One and Two In Japan and the Decline Into a Bricollage Junkie
You know you’re a world traveler when you have five different types of money in your wallet. That would be Japanese yen, Korean Won, Australian Dollars, Canadian change, and 5 Chinese zhongguo renmin yinhang (though that last one’s a cheat, I got it in my coins when I bought groceries down te street ^ ^).