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Goodbye for now

Goodbye for now

It doesn’t feel like that much time has passed, but somehow I find myself on the brink of saying goodbye to Shikokuchuo. It’s been a wonderful experience, filled with great people, fun events and lots of new discoveries. I’m sorry I couldn’t introduce more of those discoveries on this blog, but I’m sure my successor … Continue reading

Bunbuku Chagama

Bunbuku Chagama

Observing how American customs and traditions have been assimilated and adapted into Japanese life is one of my favorite parts of living in Japan. It’s always surprising to find a bit of America in an unexpected place. One such location is Bunbuku Chagama in Kawanoe, a beef stew restaurant. Now, I know that beef stew … Continue reading

Gujo Observatory

Gujo Observatory

One of my most exciting discoveries upon moving to Shikokuchuo was the Gujo Observatory. It was early June when my friend and I happened upon it on our way back from Suiha Highland. The sun was just setting as we drove down the switchback roads leading home. On a whim, we pulled into the Gujo Observatory parking … Continue reading

Tranquilo Cafe

Tranquilo Cafe

Living in Japan has made me me nostalgic for many things. I miss being on the same continent as my family, I miss my two puppies, I miss my friends, I miss wide open roads and central heating, but one of the things I miss the most is Mexican food – especially burritos. The thought … Continue reading