Monthly Archives: August 2006

The Ice-Man Commeth…….As Cool As You Like!

Took a break from the intense Tokyo summer heat last Friday and went ice-skating in Takadanobaba near where I live. It was maybe 10 years ago when I was at University that I went for the first time (apart from early childhood … Continue reading

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Taiwan 2006 – My Stay In Taipei

Taipei is admittedly one of those places I never really had much interest in visiting but realistic options are fairly limited when you only have a few days available. After my research though I was very much looking forward to … Continue reading

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Summer Sonic 2006

For the second year in a row I went to Summer Sonic music festival in Chiba where fortunately the predicted rain and thunder held off unlike on the previous day which i didn’t go to. I have commented on the … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Almost Non-Stop Queueing At Fuji-Q Highland

On Thursday I went to Fuji-Q Highland which is in the foreground of Mount Fuji. Having had to sit apart from my old N*va mate Ethan on the bus (Asif arrived only a few minutes before our bus left and subsequently … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Cruising Around Some Of Tokyo’s Tourist Spots

With not much to do during the first week of my summer holidays I met up with an old friend Izumi and went to Asakusa last Wednesday in the rain. This old downtown area is usually part of most Tokyo visitors … Continue reading

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It’s My Birthday & Time For A Break

As the title infers it is my birthday today and I enter the final year of my twenties. Call me miserable but I have never really been one to celebrate my birthday too much so I am glad to be … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Life’s A Beach in Onjuku

On the Boso Peninsula in south-east Chiba (the eastern neighbouring prefecture to Tokyo) is a beautiful white sand beach and last Friday I travelled for about 2.5 hours to spend the day on it and it was quite an experience. It was in … Continue reading

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