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I Love Paris

I love Paris in the springtime, I love Paris in the fall. I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles, I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles. Hmmm, I’m less sure, of loving Paris, when it sizzles in a heatwave….. I had to go to Paris recently for administrative reasons (what a reason to go to Paris!). Of course, I took advantage of my time there to have some fun too. This little blog is for all my friends in lockdown in Auckland and elsewhere and all my friends anywhere else who are unable to travel, because of Covid. The weather was great on my first day, it was a beautiful, sunny...

Food and Sake Adventures in ancient Kyoto

Food and Sake Adventures in ancient Kyoto

It was a beautiful clear winter day when our Shinkansen floated into Kyoto Station. As usual, we were lined up by the door, ready to jump out when it stopped. They only stop for two minutes each stop, so we were there holding onto the suitcases, as we didn’t plan to go onto Hiroshima, the next stop. Though I have heard that Hiroshima has excellent oysters and a special, Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki, which is very good. Another time……

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