Monthly Archives: January 2015

Hard to decide who won the battle between Google Translate and my local Japanese swimming pool

I was looking for more information about my local Japanese swimming pool (not the one pictured above, I hasten to add), and ended up clicking on the page for rules and regulations. Now I love Google Translate, and I have … Continue reading

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Local house is…see for yourself

I quite like is, but it does have a very, very, very clear difference in design of one floor compared to the other:

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The reason why going the toilet in Japan will have you humming poodle rock

You’ve probably heard your fair bit of stories about Japanese toilets. And yes, some of them have more buttons and functions than your average fighter jet. And yes, when visiting public restrooms, some Japanese people will continually flush the toilet … Continue reading

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When you need a little Dartmoor in your life

I’ve been thoroughly blessed by having two places in the world that I call home. One is Denmark and the other is the South West of England. Devon, to be specific. My two favourite parts of Devon are the beaches … Continue reading

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Japanese traditions: Fukubukuro – January sales meets mystery shopping

If there is one lesson that I’ve learnt from my first months in Japan then I think that it’s this: If it looks familiar, it’s probably different. What I mean is that while Japan has what I think is a … Continue reading

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Photos: Philippine moon, mountain – and tiny dog

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The Philippines are…overwhelming. Maybe it was the natural beauty, the insane traffic, the complete chock of Manila (new number one with a bullet on my list of least favourite places on Earth) or the fact that this holiday was all … Continue reading

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Japanese french baker goes british

Notice the elegant thumb placement in capturing Custard…a non-traditional name for a French bakery…that doesn’t actually sell custard.

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