I love sushi. I didn’t realise sushi could taste so good until going to Japan. And boy, do I miss it! There’s just something not quite right when eating sushi back home. Even though it can taste pretty delicious, I still miss the whole experience of eating sushi in Japan, that authentic vibe and well,…… Continue reading Eating Out: Conveyor Belt Sushi
When I visited Koyasan in Wakayama prefecture last year, I spent two nights at a Shukubo Temple Lodge – one of the 52 temple accommodation options in the town. The temple lodgings, run by Buddhist monks, allows you the opportunity to get a glimpse into temple life by dining on their unique and divinely delicious vegetarian…… Continue reading Buddhist Temple Lodge Experience
One of the many reasons that I love Japan is the amazing, and mostly weird, flavours they come up with for chocolates, chips, and drinks. A lot of these flavours run closely with the seasons, so for example you will find pumpkin-flavoured ice-creams around autumn, and banana-flavoured chips in summer. Just recently Kit-Kat released their…… Continue reading The Flavours of Spring
Are you ready to feast your eyes on almost-naked, bear-like men wrestling each other? Well I am! Well, I did actually – at the ‘2015 November Grand Sumo Tournament’ in Hakata, Fukuoka. This past weekend about 30 of us Hiroshima ALTs hopped on a bus and travelled down to Fukuoka where we spent our time…… Continue reading Are You Ready For Sumo?!
There is this fabulous little bakery in the depths of the department store where I often buy my groceries. They have some pretty delicious looking things but I do try to resist the temptation of buying something every time I’m down there. Today I decided to have a look around at what they had made…… Continue reading Panda Bread!
Today was a good day. 🙂 First of all, my 5-in-a-row classes were cancelled because of tests, so I had the freedom to do what I pleased at school today, which was a welcome break for me. Secondly, we had no electricity for two hours because of maintenance, which meant I could read my book…… Continue reading Happy Weekend Everyone!
That is indeed the question when living in Japan. Back in South Africa I do enjoy the occasional pizza. I especially enjoy those freshly-made, wood-fired, deliciously crafted pizzas that come with a variety of local toppings, such as with biltong, smoked salmon, springbok carpaccio and roasted butternut. Not all on the same pizza, mind you,…… Continue reading Pizza: To Eat or Not to Eat…
So over Spring vacation, my mom and I travelled to Kyoto to do a bit of exploring. One of the main attractions for us was the Fushimi Inari Shrine – the one that has paths lined with thousands of torii gates that run all the way up a mountain. A little bit of history and…… Continue reading Kyoto: Part II – Fushimi Inari Shrine
Over the Spring vacation my mom came over from South Africa to visit me. It was absolutely fantastic being able to spend some time with her and take her around to some of the big ‘must-see’s’ in Japan. One of the places we went to was the vibrant city of Kyoto. Here are some pictures…… Continue reading Kyoto: Part I
A grand occasion happened over the past weekend – I went to the movies! Okay, okay, not so grand really, but it was my first time going to the movies in Japan. So on Saturday I went with Karin to a cinema which was about 3 stops out of Hiroshima City (heading west). The first…… Continue reading It’s Movie Time!