500 days of the road

Well it’s Christmas Day 2014, 501 days since I set out from home and a 135 since I was sat in Xi’an, China thinking about being on the road for a year.  Now I am getting closer to home and I only have 30 days before I fly back to Europe from Miami.  I’ve now…

Takayama to Mount Fuji: up in the clouds

As I arrived into Takayama the rain thankfully stopped, so while I was still very wet I wasn’t, at least, getting wetter. Given the afternoon was already old I headed straight for the couch surfing host I was staying with’s place. Passing the headquarters of some strange new religion on the way. Simona, the host,…

Food for a day in Japan

I thought it would be interesting to see how much I ate on a typical day in Japan, some Japanese food didn’t have a ready analogue with western food so I’ve tried to describe it: Breakfast 2 small bananas  around 100 kcal 2 tuna onigiri/rice balls 386 kcal 1 mystery flavour onigiri/rice ball 154 kcal…