Category Archives: Food & Drink

Dining Out: “Japanese” Food In England

This trip back to the UK was mostly about enjoying some good old-fashioned British food but when we went off on our own, my wife and I were both keen to try what is advertised as Japanese food in a … Continue reading

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Two “Christmas Days” Back In My Hometown With The Family

  After five years away I returned to England to spend Christmas with my family back in my hometown of Market Harborough in Leicestershire. I can’t say I was really planning to return this time as I had seen my parents … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019 In Tokyo

Christmas lights (known as illuminations in Japan) are a big deal in Tokyo and from November each Winter they begin to appear around the city in a range of displays. Having included them in my festive posts the last two … Continue reading

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Dining Out: A Restaurant That Only Sells Canned Food!

Think of canned food and the likes of spam, tuna, corned beef and sardines comes to mind but the ones on sale at this quirky bar are a far cry from those classics. A few years ago the Rambling Northerner … Continue reading

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Dining Out: A Long, Long Row Of 30+ Retro Vending Machines In The Middle Of Nowhere

  You’d maybe expect to find such a long row of vending machines in a busy urban place but this collection of retro machines is actually located in the middle of nowhere. It is also located next to a used … Continue reading

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A Great Free View Of Shizuoka, The Worlds Richest Matcha Ice Cream, A Gyoza Burger & Countdown To The Rugby World Cup

One of the most popular things for visitors to do in Tokyo is go up the Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku for free views across the capital city and way beyond. It is also possible to do a similar thing … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt XII: Dining Out Down Under!

A diet of very basic noodles, pasta and sandwiches got me through the majority of my year travelling around Australia in 2001. Fast forward eighteen years and it’s fair to say that my eating habits have changed. That’s not just … Continue reading

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