Monthly Archives: May 2016

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SAS Airport Lounges

I travelled to Japan with SAS Lounge Access in December 2015.

Even though I like to travel, love to see different airports, see what they have to offer, travelling can get a bit boring. Airports mostly look the same, the restaurants are mostly the same, the food is usually not so good. I usually end up finding a seat in a bar, a book and a beer to kill time.

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Svarta Kaffid in Reykjavik

I visited Svarta Kaffid in Reykjavik in March, 2016

The waitress brought me the soup in bread, a huge bread, hollowed out and filled with soup. It smelled delicious. I took the top of the bread off, could see the soup. South American Lemon Beef. I picked up my spoon, tried a mouthful of the soup. A bit warm, but not too bad. And it tasted really good.

Svarta Kaffid

The soup

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Bæjarins Beztu pylsur, The World Famous Hot Dog

I visited Bæjarins beztu pylsur and their hot dog stand in Reykjavik in March 2016

Whenever you pass by, there is always a line. It does not matter if it is morning, lunchtime, evening or night. The line is always there. If there is less than five people waiting, consider yourself lucky and get in line. There won’t be less people there.

Bajarins beztu pylsur, a hot dog stand in Reykjavik

There is always a line

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A Heavy Metal Yakitori Restaurant in Tokyo

I visited the heavy metal yakitori restaurant in Tokyo in January, 2015

‘Lemmy is not dead,’ he kept saying. ‘Not dead.’ He kept eating and drinking while talking, washing large bites of yakitori down with large sips of bear. ‘Not dead.’

A heavy metal yakitori restaurant in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, Japan.

The kitchen

I kept smiling, a bit uncomfortably, not sure what to say. It was as he was living in denial. This big, tough bloke, leather jacket, skinny black jeans, piercings, he looked almost in tears at the thought of losing Lemmy. Like the death of Lemmy had taken away his meaning in life. I knew of only one thing to do.

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Book Review: Forbidden Colours

Forbidden Colours by Yukio Mishima

I read Forbidden Colours by Yukio Mishima in March 2016

Forbidden Colours is a book by Japanese author Yukio Mishima published in 1951. Mishima is considered one of the most important authors of Japanese 20th century literature, and although he was never awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature he was considered several times. His books blended the modern and traditional, focusing on death, sexuality and Japanese nationalism.

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