looking back at sapporo

i’m trying my hand at maybe my last ‘regular’ series of posts… to look back upon the cities that we’ve stayed in this trip and to compare that to our first day to see how our opinions of the city had changed.  aside from the ski resorts, sapporo was my first city… when did we […]

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life in japan as a gaijin

two months in japan have flown right by and i’m ashamed to say that i’ve picked up very little in the way of communicating in the native tongue.  there’s a plethora of gaijin (foreigners) in tokyo and haha and myself are added to the list of them that stand out like a sore thumb.  the […]

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craft beer in sapporo

i miss a lot of things from home and at the risk of sounding like an alcoholic, beer is definitely on that list.  i love an icy cold sapporo after a day on the mountain as much as the next person but sometimes you want something with a little bite.  being sapporo and all, macrobrews […]

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the mother of all tonkatsu meals

esta shopping center, like all shopping centers in japan, has a restaurant floor so we walked up there to look at our options.  there’s soup curry, okonomiyaki, ramen, chinese and tonkatsu.  we’ve had our share of tonkatsu over the first month of our stay in japan but all of those meals had been at either […]

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weekly recap #4 – sapporo

q. current home/addy where i stayed (neighbourhood) and how long a. sapporo (university district) for 1 week, extended to 11 nights q. favourite meal a. crisp tonkatsu with equally crispy cabbage and three kinds of rice.  dericious.  even more dericious when you can eat three bowls of rice and not have to think twice about […]

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