Category Archives: Japan

Let’s make a Christmas

Random observation at the supermarket. The person who came up with that might have remembered ‘Let’s make a mess’ from school long time ago. Another good one was ‘Marry Christmas’, but I did not get to take a picture.

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Roppongi Impressions

Walked around Roppongi a bit at night to take pictures … Not my favorite part of town to hang out … too many gaijin .. and seedy establishments left and right.

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The very very loooooong trek home

Our trip back started at 4:30PM local time by waiting for the taxi that never showed up and then just dragging our 2 suitcases (the other 2, much bigger ones, we had sent to the airport via currier service the … Continue reading

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Back in Addis.

Very long trip, more details later, but in general, everything was ok, no delays, all luggage accounted for, and no problem entering the country with our foreign ministry ID cards. (Which also gave us the privilege that they could NOT … Continue reading

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One last don lunch

Today is the day to go back, gladly our flight is pretty late, so, enough time for packing and even some last minute shopping. And a wonderful lunch. Seafood on rice in a bowl = don

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One last sushi dinner

Tomorrow it is already time to fly back to Addis Ababa and we were being indulged in one last sushi dinner at home.

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Ghibli Museum

Today we finally checked out the Ghibli Museum (wiki) in Mitaka. (I read many good things about it before) For those unfamiliar, Ghibli is the film studio that brought us many brilliant animated movies … and TV shows (Like ‘Heidi‘, … Continue reading

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Meeting Patrick again…

… and this is the only photo I took: I guess we were too busy chatting. We did not manage to meet up last year, so there was lots of catching up to so. Patrick recommended a very nice izakaya … Continue reading

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Bic Mac

One the guilty pleasures while we are here (Ethiopia has no McDonalds, or any other foreign food chains)

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7.0 earthquake

I guess the Mayans were right and this is the end. We experienced a 7.0 earthquake today and after last year’s events everyone is a bit extra jumpy. Gladly nothing happened (here), the epicenter was 500km south of us. But … Continue reading

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O-sechi 2012

Gotta love this special new year’s food Julius decided he only eats everything orange (he wanted the ikura, but decided that the ebi is only orange on the outside)

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Happy 2012

I just had to share this one: We went out to a shrine we have never been to before. Seems like everyone was watching the NHK new years program and then went out. The line was long and we waited … Continue reading

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This year’s yakiniku

Like every year, we headed out to have some fun burning meat again. Different place this time, no charcoal grill, instead gas. But very good meat quality and nice service. Julius is becoming a bbq master.

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Dentist!

Last week Julius had his first dental appointment, and the dentist found some decay (despite Julius brushing regularly) and set up some appointments to get this fixed before it becomes painful. I mentally prepared the little man, i.e. by showing … Continue reading

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Meeting old friends

Back in Italy, one of Julius’ friends was Momoe, and they moved back to Japan earlier this year. But we kept in touch and they ended up moving close to the area where we are usually staying during the holidays. … Continue reading

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