Monthly Archives: December 2010

Okinawa style izakaya

After a very very long day, hungry and tired, we looked around Shinjuku for food, fearing that the restaurants close to our train station (Chitose Karasuyama) are already closed (as we later confirmed, they were). And even in Shinjuku it … Continue reading

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Tokyo Disney Sea 2010

The day started very early at 6 AM. We had booked a hotel in the Tsukiji area because from there it is only 40 minutes by train to Tokyo Disney Sea. We had been there 4 years ago, when Julius … Continue reading

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Hotel Night / Tsukiji Lunch again.

Since we are planning on going to Tokyo Disney Sea tomorrow, and our current dwelling is about 2.5 h by train away from the park (and the whole thing starts at 8 AM) we moved for one night to a … Continue reading

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Rice bowl lunch @ Taneichi (たねいち)[Tsukiji]

Like every time when we are here in winter, we meet with Uta-chan and have lunch at Tsukiji. Since we managed to get into the highly hyped Nakaya last time (and were not that impressed) we had decided to return … Continue reading

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Nabemono

While we did our Hooters outing, Julius stayed with his grandparents, exploring the multitude of playgrounds in the neighborhood and ending up creating board games including origami figures. For dinner we all sat together around a typical Japanese hot pot … Continue reading

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All inclusive glasses for 45$, done in 30 minutes?

My recent experiences with having new glasses made was quite a roller coaster ride … I don’t know the last time I had them done in the US exactly … but I was impressed by the quick turnover time (Lenscrafters). … Continue reading

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Chicken Wings @ Hooters, Tokyo

One of the things on my to-do list was to visit the newly opened Hooters in Akasaka. The idea of a Hooters in Tokyo was kinda interesting. The wings were as expected, the portion of coleslaw bigger than I expected. … Continue reading

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Yummy Yakiniku

One of the food things we do every time we are here is Japanese style BBQ, called yakiniku. It is fun to grill your own meats at the table and it is very tasty. Especially with the different sauces and … Continue reading

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On the bike with ojichan

Since we were facing a 20 minute walking to our restaurant tonight, and were also one person too many for an eventual cab ride back home, I suggested that someone should bring a bike. And Julius was all over the … Continue reading

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The long track to Tokyo

Our journey started with a ‘taxi’ picking us up at my dad’s place at 10 AM and taking us over newly snowy roads to the Frankfurt airport. The check-in machines were quickly dealt with, but the line for the baggage … Continue reading

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Greetings from Japan

Just a quick note that we made it all the way to Tokyo within 19h door-to-door … and now we are very tired (Above, our A380 approaching Japan, we are flying right into the sunrise. Gotta love this tail fin … Continue reading

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Xmas eve 2010

In Germany, the whole presents thing happens on xmas eve, not like i.e. in the US on the morning of xmas day … Julius was very excited and we had played the ‘if you do not behave, Santa will not … Continue reading

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Geese feast on xmas eve’s eve

We had done that some xmas earlier … since the regular goose is too big for the regular oven, there is an option to order the bird plus extras at Bad Homburg’s Steigenberger hotel. Only thing is that you have … Continue reading

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Fun in the snow

Snow … best toy ever!

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High on Baileys?

After dinner Julius mentioned that he would like ice cream. And the one very nice thing in the freezer was this nice looking Baileys ice cream cake. And Julius was very happy. I had studied the ingredients and detected no … Continue reading

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