summarising – my favorite spots

Gokayama This is another special place that I visited thanks to Chihiro San and her mother who took a day to drive us around. I am so thankful for them for being so welcoming and warm to me. Everyone wants to visit Shirakawago when in the region, Gokayama is also one of those traditional villages, […]

#6 – summarizing – 10 things I will miss

My friends I will miss you guys, we had fun, we visited, ate a lot, drank a fair amount, explored, discussed, shared. You helped me, I was at home here with you I cannot name everyone but Thank you Yuko San for the trips to the supermarket to teach me new products Thank you Sawako […]

#2 summarising – 10 things I will not miss

ANTICUATED BEHAVIORS Living 3 years in Japan is taking a lot of you (and giving a lot too) but your lines are blurred by all of the contradictions and you end up either understanding some crazy ideas or not noticing them any more. Wearing heels at work is the norm, ugly, black, old fashion, with […]

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 […]

#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 […]