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I'm totally jetlagged and my son will not sleep, but I want to blog a bit more about my trip while it's still on my mind. So I've thrown together a few lists and observations for ya'
What I did in Tokyo
Watched it rain
Discovered the bunless Mos Burger
Discovered many good uses of Sesame Oil
Became addicted to Green Tea and Green Tea Ice Cream
Ate a few avoids, but survived
Felt an Earthquake
Escaped a Typhoon
Enjoyed the hospitality of fellow BTD-er Sarah
Discovered Wolfberries, thanks to Sarah, and that they make a nice tea
Learned how to write soymilk in kanji
Often had no idea what I was eating, but successfully avoided gluten and soy sauce
What I liked best...
The helpfulness of everyone I met
My son's dance at the zoo after holding a big white rat
Walking in rain or shine
Getting sore muscles from the walking
Biggest differences from America
Virtually no weight problems
Everyone walks on average of 4 miles a day, in fashionable/uncomfortable shoes to boot.
Portions are smaller, but I still ate more than I do at home
Wheat isn't in everything or every kitchen
They have cool rice cookers and water warmers for tea
TV shows there are silly, but my son loves them
They live in very small apartments
I hope to expound on it a bit more in the next few days as I get back into the swing of things.