Japan Kyoto cooking class

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Great that the Kyoto temples are, it’s lovely to meet local people whilst learning about how to cook their food im more commonly just used to eating back at home in Sydney.

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Sanna and me did a morning bento cooking class in someones home kitchen and loved all of it.

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First off introducing the ingredients and then how to make the commonly used broth and then onto making up all the dishes that make up a bento box.

Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone visting the city of Kyoto.

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making sushi with the seaweed paper and then the sticky rice on top and then all the ingredients that you want, for us salmon and avocado and some japanese radish.

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sushi chefs!

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pretty impressive looking sushi for a first time don’t you think? We were very impressed with ourselves

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This dish was sliced onions and carrot in some beautiful japanese sauce and simmered in the pan for 20 minutes with some tofu at it towards the end.

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the finished bento box made by me and sanna, marks on the left, sannassbon the right. A lot of preparation and it tasted great. Bento box means lunch box in japan by the way and the black and red colours are traditional of a bento box.

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Japan climbing mt Fuji

it’s time for team Tokyo shot to climb mount fuji

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Right off we go!

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Using the mules for sure that would be cheating

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these were some interesting looking trees they must’ve been windswept from the high mountain winds

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do we know which way we are going team tokyo shot could be lost already

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mount fuji is of course a volcano so all of the mountainside is made up from ok rock volcanic ash which makes for some interesting climbingimage

 

sanna buying some supplies from a mountain hut

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we were so hi we were level and above of the clouds at this point the oxygen started getting thinner

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now we were about 3000 metres and i started to get altitude sickness come on which started with a small headache which got worse as i continued to call to climb

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the hi we got up the mountain and closer to the summit the smaller the huts became

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when we reached our stop over for the night at just 200 metres short office 3800 metre peak we have a dinner and some hot drinks with all needed a lot of calories

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After this point things for me started to get worse my headache got bad from the lack of oxygen from the alitude sickness and i felt like i was drugged. In the morning i decided it was best for me to descend to lower altitude to get more oxygen but the others were going to the summit which was an extra 200 metres.

The weather changed to terrible because of a tornado off the coast. Visibility drop to just 10 metres it was a bad situation. Sanna got split up from the rest of the team and she went down the wrong side of the mountain. I awoke after just half a hours sleep to be told she was on the wrong side of the mountain, i had to run down the mountain quick to help her because she has no money to get out of her situation.

I ran down and got to the bottom to find her, on jy descent I met a new friend called Yuki from northern Japan, ย he was great to learn more about culture from him during our run down the mountain and relaxed me from the bad siruation.

Sanna was so happy to see me, the locals gave her dry clothes to use then we found our way back to Tokyo to meet up with the rest of the team Tokyo shot. This all happened so quickly i didnt take any photos of this all. What an adventure maybe not the best mount fuji experience but a real adventure.

Japan Tokyo day 2

Onwards to day 2! Massive hangover today, too many Tokyo shots with Dan wandering the bars.

We started walking the streets exploring, here is the same crazy junction from yesterday, everyone floods the junction fast.

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Check this out for an Audi showroom Brendon!

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Not a Audi but a very cool motorbike type thing.

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In the afternoon my hangover got so bad I felt sick so the guys went to the Robot restaurant without me while I slept it off, I was very disappointed not to go. This is outside.

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Robot restaurant lift to crazy times.

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Even the waiting room is a bit crazy.

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The crazyness show starts

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Robot cow and panda

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Robot crazy shark

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Guys on bikes

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Terminator!

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No comment

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Back in the hotel I was having not so crazy robo fun. This is my dinner from 7 11, cold noodles and veggies and meat and egg, tasted better than it looks.

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And hot noodles!
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Japan tokyo day 1

Here are photos from day 1 in Tokyo.
Me trying to look buff in Tokyo.

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The buildings are so close together that the alleyways are tiny.

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This looks like a nice shop.

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This is the Golden Gai drinking district of all tiny bars each sitting just 5 to 8 people. Pets are extremely expensive and so treasured in Japan.

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By lunchtime we’d met up with traveling partners Tanya, Dan and James.

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View over Tokyo from the top floor of the government metropolitan twin towers.

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This is the beginning of the famous Harukuju area where people come to dress up, especially the girls.

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As you find in other Asian countries, the menu is either shown with fake food displays or photos. Not very appetizing for westerners but interesting to see.

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My modeling career in Japan could be taking off ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sushi place where you order your sushi from a touchscreen and its made up and comes wizzing down a sliding tray system

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What did I order??

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Shibuya crossing is famous for 100’s of people crossing in all directions when the lights go green and has featured in a few films.

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Sign must mean, putting a steering wheel to your face makes you happy.

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Sanna and I visited this restaurant when we first came to Japan years ago.

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I got very drunk with the owner and some guests and they took our photo and stuck it on the wall to this day.

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The food was just as good this time as last.

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We had a huge night out with Tokyo shots. Very late night and too much sake.

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Off to Japan

Sanna and I are off to Japan for a 10 day trip.

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Arrived in Japan and the vending machines have 50″ touchscreens

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1st food in japan, sushi and green tea while waiting for our train

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View from our hotel window, theres so much light from the signs at night, you have to close the blinds.

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Dodgy power plugs combination to charge allvour phones/tablets etc.

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Thats day 1, well it was just a evening. More photos to come…

Ben & Jerrys Strawberry Cheesecake

Oh I love a good cheesecake!

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Ben & Jerrys review time! Last one before were off to japan.

Ben & Jerrys Strawberry cheesecake, tastes without a doubt exactly that. You can feel the texture of strawberries that have been pulverized through the ice cream. There is a good Strawberry flavour, not a artificial Strawberry syrup flavour.

The biscuit base that flows through the icecream has a good golden biscuit taste, like a digestive biscuit taste to it.

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This flavour tastes better than it looks, its really creamy.

Beddy rating 7.5 out of 10

My dream car

Ok a car nerd moment for me. This is my dream car to own one day. The Porsche GT3 RS from 2007. This is a extremely rare limited production Porsche part made for ultimate track fun and part the ultimate drivers car for the road.

When it was released in 2007 it won countless car of the year awards for its race derived 2.6l flat 6 engine and was said to be the most perfect drivers car ever made at the time.

Oh I dream one day, but ultimately in Green with Black details that it came in.

It’ll never happen, too expensive at over $200k and collectors very rarely let them go. Ive even seen collectors garage the cars in what looks like their large living rooms behind glass to look at.

I was lucky to find one for sale and have a look at with Brendon the other day in Black with orange details.

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