Fun at the Fukuroda Falls in Ibaraki, Japan

Recently Ryosuke and I went to Fukuroda Waterfall, aka “Japanese Niagara Falls” in Ibaraki. Oh my gosh, we’re getting tan. Hahaha.   He first told me about the waterfalls a year and a half ago (posing it as a nice day-trip [...]

6 August, 2015 // 15 Comments

Top 13 Things to Eat (and Drink) in Okinawa, Japan

Okinawa is a beautiful island about 400 miles South of the rest of Japan. It’s a popular summer destination for Japanese and foreign tourists alike. Ryosuke and I just got back from a fabulous, four day trip on the coast of Okinawa. While we [...]

24 June, 2015 // 26 Comments

My greatest regret

Yesterday Ryosuke and I went over to a friend’s house for dinner. As the evening was winding down, I moved to the couch while the boys continued to compare “work horror stories” in Japanese. As a freelancer working primarily with [...]

2 February, 2015 // 97 Comments

Top 6 Takoyaki Restaurants in Osaka

My husband and I recently ate our way through Osaka, dining several times a day on Takoyaki (because, why not?) Takoyaki is one of Osaka’s “iconic foods” – in English, we say it is fried octopus balls, but really it is chunks [...]

11 September, 2014 // 17 Comments

The 12 Weirdest Things about Peruvian Toilets

My husband is a bit of a toilet fanatic. I don’t know a nicer (or more normal) way to put it; he loves toilets. And every time we travel (Japan, USA, Taiwan, Peru) one of the first things he does is examines the differences between the [...]

7 February, 2014 // 30 Comments

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