Doctor fish

 

I’ve always wanted to try doctor fish! I love foot massages and this must be similar.

To sum it up in bullet points

  • Doctor fish come from Turkey.
  • They eat dead skin.
  • I must have a lot of dead skin because they loved me.
  • You can feel them biting and it feels SO good.
  • It’s nothing like a foot massage.
  • I am hooked!!
Chow Down

Hattoji 2015

Generally I  try and make it to the Hattoji international villa at least once a year,but  for the past two years I’ve been too busy wrapped up in my own hello world unable to take the timeout and ride my motorbike (teeny tiny scooter) to this beautiful destination.

This year I jumped at the opportunity to stay there and join friends from the Kansai Riders group.

PCX150 Update

1 year and 11 months 32,000km

This is only the second time I have taken her to the mainland for a tour and I must say for sub 500km tours I really believe this is perfect bike for Japan.

Kawasaki 250TR Super Rindo – Debut –

I have always wondered how my motorbike would handle the Tsurugi Super Rindo. The Kawasaki TR250 comes stock with caramel block tires but since I chewed through my last set within 10 months I decided on something more suited for the my sometimes casual commute to work and settled on these.

Although the Tsurugi Super Rindo (Rindo means forest road, btw) has the word super hacked in there, it really isn’t an extremely hard ride and if you weren’t planing on racing through it you could do it on a street bike.

I decided to do the first half and then settled on the local roads

Hattoji villa 2012

Moss on the Villa

Another year another trip to Hattoji villa. Located in the Hattoji Furusato Village, Bizen City in Okayama Prefecture. The thatch-roofed homestead was built more than a century ago remodeled to be a villa to join Okayama prefectures international villa program. The program offered cheap lodging in five(What I know of) separate locations through out Okayama prefecture. Sady in 2009 three of the villas Ushimado,Takebe and Fukiya were closed due to prefectural budget cuts. Hattoji and Shiraishi remain open and are highly recommended.

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Leaf hunting second try

After my last leaf hunting trip I decided to give it one more chance and take another trip off island to see if I could get some better results.

At least I now know for sure that I really don’t like taking pictures of the autumn colours. Hiking through them, viewing them I love, but as the photos just don’t do them justice (well my photos don’t) it just seems like a waste of time.

Next year I’ll still continue to take photos but in reality I’d rather spend the time going on a longer hike.

I did encounter a nice udon shop which only serves 20 meals per day and I did find a few more things for my garden 🙂 so the trip was worth while.

大野ダム 「もみじ祭り」2012-11-18 Ohno dam Autumn festival.