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Blog archives: March 2016

The Chopstick Challenge

March 31, 2016, 9:12 am

In previous Asian travels we seem to have avoided the chopstick option in favour of forks (Thailand) and hands (Laos and India). We used chopsticks  in Vietnam but there were spoons involved too so that’s all doable. From the get go in Japan though it was chopsticks all the way.…Read more »


March 23, 2016, 8:59 am

After a couple of days travelling in Japan, one of the things to strike me after visiting a variety of small producers was the longevity of their businesses.4th or 5th generation firms were not uncommon and one blacksmith I met was the 9th generation of his family to run the…Read more »

They eat a lot of fish in Japan

March 16, 2016, 9:42 am

So we all know that the Japanese like fish; apparently 10% of all the fish caught on the planet is eaten in Japan despite comprising less that 2% of the world population. I always knew they liked it but I’ve now seen it in action. In the 8 days of…Read more »