Summarising #11 – 10 things I will miss

Oshibori I already miss it! In Japan, even the konbini will include a basic humid towel with any food. This is SO great, a small square fresh or warm, humidified to clean your hands before and after meal, refresh yourself. What will I do once out of Japan without it? In the summer time, you […]

#5 – summarising – my 10 favorite restaurants

Alto Tritone in Osaka In Umeda, opposite the Umeda Sky Building and the Westin, at the corner of a street, sits Alto Tritone, 13 seats, always full, so make sure you book. The parents and son run the place with a smile. The father learnt how to make fresh pasta in Italy and the son […]

#7 – summarising – 10 things I will miss

Cleanliness and order of course! By default, everything is clean, everywhere No trash in the streets but nothing on the floor No chewing gums anywhere No cigarettes on the floor No dog poo in the streets No holes on the pavement No dirty toilets at airport Always paper towels and toilet paper in public toilets […]

#26 – summarising – my 10 favorite places

Sendai What an emotional place, what a symbolic city. I have been there twice, once with Zeynep, once for base ball and the city will remain in my memory This is the big city of the North. Tohoku is among the most humble regions of Japan, living on agriculture and fisheries, much less tourism, few […]