Heres a little glimpse into everyday life in Shizuoka. Its getting warmer here so even tho cherry blossoms are thinning the chance of having a clear day and a good view of mt fuji are improving. My week consists of kindy 9-2 Monday to friday, where i have a class of 24 3 and 4 year olds with varying levels of english. 5 are new students who need to learn the routine etc, so its all a little chaoti... Read Full Entry
After an amazing, unforgettable year in Japan I dragged a way too heavy bag on wheels through Europe for more fantastic adventures. 5 years later I am off on a 9 week tour of SE Asia.
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ShizutetsuI spend a lot of time in the supermarket just checking out all the cool stuff
ShizutetsuEWWW! Dried fish, ive also seen dried squid, dried octopus, dried cat... just kidding bout the cat
ShizutetsuSashimi- Raw prawns, raw scallops raw chicken!!!!
ShizutetsuTheres lots of pre prepared deep fried food, just take what you want and weigh it!
ShizutetsuAlcohol sold in the supermarket and cheap vodka. This is a selection of Australian wine, i havent seen any clare valley yet tho
WinderlandThe chemist! Can also spend hours here... tongue cleaners, blood pressure checkers, whitening moisturiser! Good luck trying to find the medicine you need tho. Also home of the best grape juice ever!!!
The ticket machineThat i always forget to take a ticket from. It is a good way of getting a cheaper bus ride- "sorry, wakarimasen, im from australia!!!"
Lemon ShopEverythings a dollar!!! Marissa and i went all out and decorated the mansion last weekend. The lady that we got to take this picture asked us if we could teach her and her kids english!! Quite a common occurence
Maniac ReptilesWe were out driving (looking for comfy couches) and passed a reptile shop. On closer inspection we found this cool pace with loads of reptiles, a tawny frog mouth and a weird mongolian possum thing, and english speaking japanese guy who lived in new zealand for two years and lives just down the road, wih a monkey and a possum in his house. Quite a worthwhile little stop over, i think im gonna get a turtle!!
Maniac ReptilesThis place was full of horrible looking snakes (sorry Elle!) It was kind of creepy but kind of cool.
HighwayThe new highway connecting Shizuoka with... um somewhere else. Estimated date of completion- 2016!!!
Bean paste!!A parent from the school brought these over in my first week. Its like pureed rice with bean paste plastered over teh top. Yuk. Marissa loves the bean stuff tho, and its everywhere. Ive started calling her Mr Bean