Quick Review – Froggyland in Split, Croatia

OK so I’m not really sure how much there is to say on this I mean it’s a bunch of stuffed frogs put into ridiculous human dioramas.  It’s weird and entertaining.  It takes maybe a half an hour to look at all the exhibits and you get some background on the artists as well.  His name was Ference Mere and you can find some more … Continue reading Quick Review – Froggyland in Split, Croatia

Quick Review – Eating Snake in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a place where you can eat some of the strangest food you can imagine.  I’m talking intestines, balut, various testicles and even straight up worms.  Here’s a good article on some of the more prevalent ones: coconuts.io.   I can promise I will eventually get to doing all of these but I can only rationally handle one at a time.  As I have … Continue reading Quick Review – Eating Snake in Hong Kong

Zao Fox Village, Japan

When we were searching for daytrips from Tokyo, Japan seemed to produce a lot of animal themed activities.  They have several cat islands, a bunny island, a monkey bar, not to mention a fair amount of owl cafes.  One that stood out to us is the Zao Fox Village.  It is roughly only a 2 hour bullet train ride with the JR pass and the … Continue reading Zao Fox Village, Japan

Robot Restaurant: Staring into the Abyss

I first heard of Robot Restaurant from the Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown episode on Tokyo.  His words from that episode were “I’ve seen Jimi Hendrix, I’ve seen Janice Joplin…this was the greatest show I’ve ever seen in my life.”  For this reason and my deep seated trust of television I decided to go to Robot Restaurant as well…twice. I first attended in 2015.  As any … Continue reading Robot Restaurant: Staring into the Abyss

Quick Review – Drunkard’s Alley and Eating Crickets

Drunkard’s Alley is short strip of tiny bars just east of Shibuya crossing.  Considering how close it is to that hectic crossing it is surprisingly calm and laid back.  Each of the mini bars could hold a maximum of 5 people and generally there is a charge just to sit down in one of the places(between 500-1000 yen) but that comes with little snacks and … Continue reading Quick Review – Drunkard’s Alley and Eating Crickets

The Giants of Milford Sound

Milford Sound on the Western side of the southern island of New Zealand is like stepping into the footprint of a giant.  The waterfalls and cliffs seem moderately sized until in the far distance you see a full sized ferry passing by them and looking no larger than a thumbnail.  It is the dwarf effect on full display. We were driving into Milford sound just … Continue reading The Giants of Milford Sound

Quick Review – Jiro Roppongi Sushi

Last month we were able to get a lunchtime reservation from a cancellation to eat at Jiro Sushi in Roppongi.  We booked through govoyagin specifically here: govoyagin.com Jiro Sushi For some background we found out about Jiro from the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi which primarily follows the restaurant in Ginza but the son of the documentary star has a location in Roppongi that we … Continue reading Quick Review – Jiro Roppongi Sushi