the many walking styles of asia

location: niseko terrain: resort town with fresh snow and high winds style: slowly, usually with our heels slipping out from under us resembles: location: rusutsu terrain: hotel lobbies and designated trails to the uploading lift style: upright resembles: location: otaru and sapporo terrain: flat & urban, fresh/packed snow, sub zero temperatures style: mostly small steps […]

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spicy kikanbo tsukemen

the last ramen store we tried was a break from the norm.  kikanbo’s calling card is spicy ramen and their bowls have been so popular that they opened up a second shop two doors down solely to specialize in each of the storefronts.  one shop only handles soup noodles and their original shop was converted […]

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ippudo ramen

ippudo was a recommendation from our tokyo sensei, pablo.  he’s the master of all things tokyo and after he gave our group a hands on tour four years ago, if he suggests to eat/walk/jump, we do it.  we were coming back from mt takao and it was close to 8pm on a sunday night.  that […]

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Mapo Tofu Times Two

Woke up this morning to a cold and rainy day, so we decided to stay in and get caught up with blog posts. Well, Jojo did all the posts while I caught up on Answer Me 1988 episodes. 😛 Hunger eventually forced us to look into dinner options. We found a Chinese restaurant close by […]

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