Saturday, November 26, 2011

(Link) Fukuoka: The Magical Mystery Tour

It turns out that, by default, Blogger dates posts to when you first edit them, not when you hit "publish." This creates some problems when, out of a delicate blend of bafflement and sheer laziness, you sit on a long post for nearly a month.

Behold: The Magical Mystery Tour, the story of how we came to play rock-paper-scissors with the mayor.

Posted today, but dated to October 30, 2011.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Kyoto Itinerary

Nana and I thought it might be a good idea to start posting itineraries for our trips. (Meaning that we'll probably do this once, or maybe twice, then forget about it entirely.)

So here's how we spent our Autumn vacation. I can't guarantee we'll write a post on each of these, but when we do post, we'll add a link below.


Morning: Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto
Early Afternoon: Nishiki Food Market
Late Afternoon: Kyoto Museum - special exhibit on kimono


Morning: Philosopher's Walk and Temples, Northern Higashiyama
Afternoon: Geisha Dress-Up, Gion
Evening: Dinner at Goya, an Okinawan fusion restaurant


Morning: Toji Temple Flea Market
Afternoon: Temples, Southern Higashiyama
Evening: Kaiseki (Japanese haute cuisine)


Morning: Temples, Arashiyama
Early Afternoon: Arashiyama Monkey Park
Late Afternoon: Shijo Castle
Evening: Shinkansen to Fukuoka

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Good and bad news

The good news: We are home safe and sound from Kyoto.

The bad news: Justin left me for a geisha.