Karato Market is a seafood hub in Yamaguchi Prefecture that is well known for its assorted pufferfish (fugu) offerings and other rare ocean delicacies.
This post is all about ochazuke! Do you know what that is? I recently went to Kappō Yoshida, a Fukuoka restaurant known for their special sea bream (tai) ochazuke.
A poem about my first Kakigoya (oyster hut) experience. First weekend with host family, driving around- lots of shrines to see. An afternoon stop by the ocean shore, to a small food stand - seafood galore. How to fight the biting chill? With fresh oysters on a flaming grill. Newly equipped with a safety glove, cooking... Continue Reading →
After over 8 weeks of traveling, I couldn't believe that today was the last (full) day. As excited as I was to be returning home to those I had been missing, I was ready to take advantage of my last hours in Taiwan and check off a few more destinations on my list. The first... Continue Reading →
I woke up at 9:00 am and couldn’t believe that it was already time to start the day. I was so groggy and tired from the past day’s adventures that the idea of more sleep was extremely appealing. Nevertheless, with only 2 more full days left of Taiwan, it was time to rally and explore... Continue Reading →
Today began our travels to Hualien, a city located on the eastern side of Taiwan. After a fancy hotel breakfast complete with an omelet, smoked salmon, and tropical fruits, we packed up for an overnight trip and left for the bus station. After much research on transportation methods between Taipei and Hualien, the best route... Continue Reading →
With the Japan program completed, it was finally time for Taiwan travels with mom! Since we were both already half way across the world, I figured it was a good way to make the most of my travels and get one more country under my belt. Taiwan was selected and the Sunday after the program... Continue Reading →
Today I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Okinawa for a week of teaching. After having spent a couple of weeks in Tokyo, I was excited for the change in culture, scenery, and daily life. Okinawa bound ❤ After touching down in Naha airport, I was welcomed to the (new) island by my host... Continue Reading →
Tsukiji Fish Market is one of Tokyo's top places to see. Two days before I visited, a fire burned down a section of the market. However, I was lucky that most of it was still open for exploration when I arrived. There has been talk of relocation, so for those who want to see it... Continue Reading →