Eating London: Food Recommendations in Chinatown

Defying all rules of travel, I barely ate any British food whilst in London. Instead? Chinese food. Korean food. Japanese food. We were incredibly fortunate that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was smack in the Chinatown district, and we made excellent use of our time there by eating everything delicious that we possibly could. Canterbury and … More Eating London: Food Recommendations in Chinatown

Birthday Sushi

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

Ueno Zoo Day

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

Watching Sunrise From the Slopes of a Volcano, or How to Survive Mount Fuji With A Water Bottle, An Oxygen Aerosol, and A Snickers Bar

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!

Taking It Easy

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

Lunch of Champions, or Udon Noodles Whatup! (Because Lunch of Champions Lacks a Good Ring to It)

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)

Konnichiwa, Bitches! Day One and Two In Japan and the Decline Into a Bricollage Junkie

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