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Japan: Tokyo and Sakura, Nikko and Toshu-gu


I had the amazing luck to be in Tokyo for sakura (cherry blossom festival) this year. I have been trying to get over to Japan for this event for years. The full blossoming of the cherry trees is astounding quick: … Continue reading

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Expo Review: Hiroshige at the Pinacoteque (until 17 March)


I am a big fan of Japanese Ukiyo-E and have write reviews of expos on the subject as far back as 2009 and 2008. This winter, the private Pinacoteque museum on the Place de la Madeleine is featuring two complimentary exhibits: Van … Continue reading

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Travel and Food: Japan and the art of shabu shabu


Last night, we celebrated a family birthday at a wonderful little tiny Japanese restaurant in Paris called Kiku (56 rue Richet in the 9th – FANTASTIC PLACE). During the dinner, my tablemate and I started chatting about travel and food … Continue reading

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Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner


I think I forgot to mention that I finished Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. I haven’t started the sequel “Superfreakonomics”  yet but the first one, well, it started out really interesting but I kind of lost their logic … Continue reading

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Last thoughts about Tokyo


I love that city. Blogged about it a few days ago already and thought another word or two today couldn’t hurt. The most typically “this feels like Japan” places I found are Shinjuku for the neon (although Ginza competes rather … Continue reading

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Notes about shopping…at Narita


Note to self: next time remember to just do my gift and goodies shopping right at Narita. I spent several fruitless hours in Tokyo trying to buy zouri (Japanese sandals) when in fact they were here at the airport all … Continue reading

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Is traveling compatible with blogging?


I mean you come to a place like Tokyo, see old friends, want to visit stuff, you eat out…it leaves little time for blogging. Particularly also when you are 7h out of your native time zone. What I did realized … Continue reading

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