I'm heading over to London in a few weeks time.I'll be there for a few days, including the weekend, as I'm in the south of England earlier that week for a work thing.I've been to London many times, but am looking for recommendations for:Gin / whisky barsRestaurantsOther things to do / seeLike I know there's some gin distilleries in and around the city, but I've … [Read more...] about London Recommendations?
Since I've been trying to stick to a low carb diet I've had to give up beer. Most of the time I've "behaved", but I have also fallen off the wagon a bit from time to time. But when I'm on holidays in some new and interesting place I consciously decide that I will have a beer or two, but only if they're "interesting".While on my recent trip to Japan I was delighted to find … [Read more...] about Enjoying Craft Beer in Japan
I've posted a few times over the past few days about some of my experiences in Japan. There are probably still a couple of short blog posts I could write about other things that struck me while I was there, but for now I thought I'd do an overview of the trip.As I mentioned a few weeks ago I planned to take this trip to coincide with a work trip. In the past I've added a … [Read more...] about Getting a Taste of Japan
I'm currently en route back to Ireland after spending the better part of two weeks in Japan. I missed my connecting flight in Amsterdam due to my flight from Osaka being delayed, so I'm writing this from the KLM lounge while waiting for my flight back to Dublin.I'd never been to Japan, though I have been to several other countries in Asia. Japan, however, was very … [Read more...] about Some Thoughts on Japan
Kobe is known, in part, for its beef, which is a particular Wagyu beef. Or, put more simply, very high quality beef. There are plenty of restaurants around Kobe serving the beef, so choosing one in my case came down to recommendations from friends. In the end a couple of us went to a lovely little restaurant called Wakkoqu. Making a restaurant reservation in Japan usually … [Read more...] about Dining on Kobe Beef