We’re baaaack!

In the blink of an eye our trip to Japan started and finished. One minute we were in the land of divine food and loaded up with cash to buy goodies and the next we were back in Perth minus a suitcase (fortunately, it turned up the next day) and with $60 left in our wallets.

It was all very surreal.

They’ll be some more detailed posts to come about what we got up to while we were away, but just as a bit of preview here are some of the things that filled our two weeks:

Cherry Blossoms at Ueno Park, Tokyo

Sashimi of the yummiest kind

Densely packed cities by day

Breath-taking views by night

Neon so bright you’d think it was day

Temples, temples, temples

Many zen moments

A gallon of make-up and a very heavy wig

Many, many varieties of melon bread and several types of sakura mochi (pounded rice cakes with azuki bean paste)

Copious amounts of sushi

Tiny, tiny bathrooms with funky toilets

Relaxing communal baths

Scrummy obento eaten on bullet trains

Artful & divine cakes

Snow-capped Mt Fuji peaking through the clouds

English that lost something in translation

Stay tuned for the story about why my collar came off and also find out how on earth the man who owns me managed to almost take more photos of random girls on the streets wearing boots than of anything else on the trip.


27 thoughts on “We’re baaaack!

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    1. Thanks I’m glad you enjoyed this small selection. There are another 2000 or so photos and over 100 videos that we took too…lol

    1. There were boots to the left of him and boots to the right of him. Seriously, he spent most of the trip drooling πŸ™‚

  1. I checked almost every single day hoping for a post from you and couldn’t wait for your return to hear stories.

    Sounds like you both had a wonderful time and I LOVE the piccie of you as a geisha girl (is that correct?).

    1. Awww….you groupie, you πŸ™‚

      Sorry we didn’t get around to updating while we were away. I really did think we would have had more of a ‘relaxing’ time, but it was quite full-on.

      The piccie is of me as a maiko (which is like an apprentice geisha) as their attire and make-up is a bit more flamboyant than a geisha. It was a bit kitsch but fun all the same πŸ™‚

  2. so glad you’re back! you were sorely missed, by me at any rate!!!

    you look gorgeous as a geisha, truly.

    Lol at your Master taking lots of boot-pics hahahaha

    can’t wait to read aaaaallll about it.

    thanks for the pics – i just adore your Japan posts πŸ™‚

    WELCOME HOME!!! xoxoxox

    1. Thanks!! It was great and we’re already planning our next trip. I think I’ve converted Master to the dark side πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks!

      Everyone I met up with in Japan was stunned by what I knew and where I’d planned to go. So if you do ever make it there (and you should go, at least once!) I am the Goddess of All Things Japan and would be happy to point you in the right direction πŸ™‚

    1. Yep, we snuck back while you weren’t looking πŸ™‚

      It does sound safe, but also a bit freaky at the same time, don’t you think?

    1. Yes.

      That’s a fish head and spine with all its flesh arranged decoratively on top of it.
      It was yummy!

      Wait until you see M’s video of the dancing prawns πŸ™‚


    1. Yes, M grudgingly agreed to take it off for the make-up and then bitched and moaned about me having ‘attitude’ because I was ‘free’…lol.

      Thanks for the welcome back. I got you some of the lollies you asked for (the citrus ones not the pineapple…sorry.)

      1. yay pressies, i dont care that they are not the Pineapple, thank you for that and citrus will do fine, yummm.

        lol at your *free* attitude.

        1. lol she also won the Easter Egg hamper while we were away and brought home 3 kg of mix chocolates and easter eggs in the huge hamper l suggest you arrange to come for a chocolate and coffee session sooner than later

    1. My thingie often has a lag on the updates too and I don’t know why. But…yes, we’re back! Thanks for the welcome πŸ™‚

  3. Hmm. I have lag also 😐

    Wecome home. Can’t wait to hear more about your trip!

    Love the Geisha look on you.

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