A Friday off means go visit a touristy place to avoid weekend crowds so we decided to head to Caserta Palace (a Unesco, World Heritage Site). Only a few miles from our home and an easy half day exploration in mind, off we went in hopes of a nice day, what we found was far … Continue reading Caserta Palace
We live in ancient Capua which is now called Santa Maria Capua Vetere and is about 10 minutes from now Capua (I know it's a bit confusing) so we took a day to go see the small town a few minutes away and it is beautiful. Click on this link for a decent explanation of the … Continue reading From Capua to Capua
Last weekend the husband and I put on our walking shoes and went to a very touristy spot that we hadn't been to in our two years in Japan yet. While it is called The Raumen Museum it isn't really a museum per se. For 310 Yen we gained access to ramen love. The first … Continue reading We Put Our Tourist Shoes On
The first week of March I began feeling the crunch of time, time getting away from me. It marked the final year of our time in Japan. Everything from that point forward will be the last chance to do something (seasonal) while we are here. The last Cherry Blossom (Sakura) season: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I busted my … Continue reading Spring Time Adventures
The last tour we were on went to Nanadaru Hot Spring and Joren Waterfall. Joren Waterfall has quite a history, it was created by a volcanic eruption many lifetimes ago and is located on the Izu Peninsula. To get to the waterfall there are about 150 steps which going down is not so bad but … Continue reading October Excursions – Part 2
This is the second part of the Vacation Japan Style posts, please click here for the first part if you missed it. After Tokyo we hopped on the train to Kamakura where we visited the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine where my friend washed her hands and mouth before entering. It's an interesting custom. This site explains … Continue reading Vacation Japan Style – Part Ni
Last week I saw a link to this: Kit Kat Store The husband and I decided this was a great reason to jump on the train to Tokyo Saturday to investigate and stop for some ramen on the way - always a bonus! We went back to Ramen Street outside the Shinagawa train station … Continue reading Weekend of Champions
So ... last night I was being all social n stuff then someone walked around offering a shot to people. What is it? Habu Sake. Sure I'll try it, why not? It was not bad but oddly enough everyone who tried it seemed to have a different taste experience. For me it was rather like … Continue reading Habu What?
I was walking along making my way down a street I had not ventured down yet and heading to what has been said is an amazing shopping area. This street traced the edge of the fishing harbor and passed Port Yokosuka which is a nice market with a lot of fresh seafood. … Continue reading The Thing About A Tree
Yes, I know it's July. This is a cool little restaurant right in the middle of Roppongi (the happening night life part of Tokyo) which is decorated rather like a horror show. There are candle chandeliers hanging from a black ceiling, dark wood furniture and some horror film characters set about. … Continue reading Trick Or Treat and… Ted?