Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tube sledding in Artaz, Italian alps

(Video is in HD, so feel free to watch it fullscreen … or swear and curse if your computer is as slow as mine in rendering HD video) In case you are having trouble with that HD vimeo link up … Continue reading

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Sylt

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Japanese Leftovers: Aqua Stadium

Unlike 2 years ago, when we went to that dolphin / seal / aquarium place, this time I got around to edit together a video from all the footage I took. Maybe some day I go back to the footage … Continue reading

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Königsberger Klopse

Haven’t made this German meatball specialty in a while and I am always happy when Ritsu says “these are my favourite” … And by now I can count on Julius to be of actual help turning the meat mass into … Continue reading

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Veggie Juice ’11

Still the best thing to defeat the sniffles, evil witches and all kinds of things … And Julius loves to help out making it.

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Kids like to play rough

On rare occasions I venture out to Julius’ school, which after relocating is now half an hour drive away … today’s reason was that the school uniform supplier was supposed to be there and we wanted to get some new … Continue reading

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Japanese leftovers: more Disney photos

Some more pictures of our Disney Sea day. Enjoy the gallery:

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And we are back in Italy

Long, but event-less flight day today. Wake up at 6:30, catch shuttle to airport at 8, at check in we got the ‘family with small child, you can check in at the first class counter’ treatment … similar later on … Continue reading

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Same procedure as every year …

Instead of waking up at 4 AM tomorrow, we did what we had done the last 2 years, we took care of the 3h train ordeal to Narita airport today and we are staying at our lovely Nikko Narita hotel … Continue reading

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Kiyomizu-dera / Gion / back to Tokyo

Gladly the place we stay at is somewhat within walking distance for Gion / Kiyomizu … Since we had left early, it was all still very empty (but also many of the shops were still closed. One great thing about … Continue reading

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Okonomiyaki with Dave

It has been 5.5 years since we went out with Dave back in Tokyo … Since then he had spent several years in Paris and now the last 1.5 years he lived in Kyoto. We went to a nice okonomiyaki … Continue reading

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Philosopher’s Walk / Silver Pavillion

Today’s highlights: Philosopher’s Walk and the Silver Pavillion

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Chion Temple

For the afternoon we headed through some nice areas of Gion and then to the Chion temple, which we had kinda seen already last night, but this time of year those places close around 4PM Here Julius got the first … Continue reading

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Crafts Museum & Heian-Jingu & 9 course lunch

We met with Ritsu’s old colleague Banba-San, who had been a fantastic host and tour guide seven years ago and he showed us the traditional arts & crafts museum of Kyoto, and then the Heian shrine. After that we found … Continue reading

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Izakaya with Yuko

After dinner we met Yuko, who once hosted us in Egypt and met us for sukiyaki in Tokyo 2 years ago, and this time we went to a nice, local izakaya place where we had some nibblies and great sake … Continue reading

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