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Ferries and Shinkanesen, Everyone's Favorite Modes of Transportation

JAPAN | Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 | Views [326]

Sunday morning, Rachel and I planned to catch ferry to Nokonomishma. This required catching a train, then either a bus or a ten minute walk, buying ferry tickets, and getting on the ferry. Which wasn’t all that complicated until the last step.... Read more >

Tags: coffee, flowers, gardens, hamburger, kyushu, shinkansen, transportation


On the Way to Kyushu

JAPAN | Wednesday, 6 Apr 2016 | Views [361]

“I want to go to Kyushu,” I heard myself say while video chatting with my parents. It was a weird thing for me to say. Like someone in Chicago saying “I want to go to Minnesota.” There’s nothing wrong with Minnesota, it’... Read more >

Tags: bus, coffee, fukuoka, kyushu, transportation


Tests, Plums, and Cats

JAPAN | Monday, 28 Mar 2016 | Views [247]

On Wednesday my religion and culture class was cancelled, which should have made the day seem shorter and better by comparison. It didn't. In part this was because we had our second Japanese test, immediately followed by two hours of project work.... Read more >

Tags: castle, cat, coffee, plum trees, tests


This Seems Like It Should Explain Something

JAPAN | Friday, 11 Mar 2016 | Views [350]

On Wednesday, I was exposed to several small but very odd things about Japanese culture. First of all, we were practicing new kanji. One of those kanji was the character for rice, which, for whatever reason, is also the character for America. So ... Read more >

Tags: beer, chocolate, coffee, commercialism, culture, wedding


The End of a Week

JAPAN | Sunday, 6 Mar 2016 | Views [270]

We did have classes on Friday, which was a disturbing change of events after two consecutive three-day weekends. And, because we'd taken the test the day before, we were already well on our way to a new chapter. Complete with new grammars, new vocabulary, ... Read more >

Tags: coffee, malls, trains


A Day in the Life

JAPAN | Tuesday, 1 Mar 2016 | Views [232]

By Monday, it had become increasingly clear that we had settled into the pace of the class. Which is to say we were moving very quickly. To get some idea of that, consider our homework for Monday (and, per CET policy, homework assigned over the ... Read more >

Tags: coffee, grammar, japanese, kanji, roof, umeda


Mondial Kaffee Revisited

JAPAN | Sunday, 28 Feb 2016 | Views [234]

It was once again a warm but rainy Saturday, and Mondial Kaffee was already on my mind. So I decided to head out. As before, I didn’t have any difficulties getting on a train that brought me directly to the nearest train station. And from ... Read more >

Tags: coffee, google maps, gps, lost, trains


Osaka Castle Park

JAPAN | Saturday, 27 Feb 2016 | Views [322]

Last Monday, Yamaguchi-sensei had asked what we’d done over the weekend, and had been disappointed when none of us responded “I went to Osaka Castle!” Apparently the plum blossoms are supposed to be particularly beautiful this time ... Read more >

Tags: beautiful, castle, coffee, park, sakura, trees, water


Mondial Kaffee (They're worldly because that have two different languages in their name)

JAPAN | Saturday, 20 Feb 2016 | Views [332]

Saturday was another fake-spring day. I'm not sure if there's a real word for this, but it seems like there should be, because it's a phenomenon I'm very families with. In early March, or February, or sometimes even January, the weather will suddenly ... Read more >

Tags: coffee, metro, oreo, trains


Café Hunting

JAPAN | Friday, 19 Feb 2016 | Views [265]

We had a four day weekend starting on Thursday, which probably would have made for a decent reason to leave Osaka and go somewhere. Except that I didn't really want to leave, and I did have a lot of work to get done. So I just stayed in the vicinity ... Read more >

Tags: cafes, coffee, flowers, pancakes, roofs, walking


Hosts and Families

FRANCE | Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | Views [232]

After getting up on Saturday, Laure gave me a mission: to go to the bakery and pick up the viennoiseries she'd ordered. To help me with this mission, she drew me a map. Her theory with giving me this mission was that out would allow me to ... Read more >

Tags: barbecue, coffee, family, guitars, wood


Edinburgh by Daylight

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | Views [221]

Once we were off the plane, we were brought through lines at an airport which were long, but otherwise painless. Than we were left on our own to find our luggage (there was a conveyor belt, but it was being ignored in favor of two guys bringing over ... Read more >

Tags: coffee, drinks, fringe, hilton



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