So I’ve been out of the loop. I opted out of life and spent a month traveling the Trans-Siberian railway from St Petersburg-Beijing. No phone, no email, no Facebook. Just more life.
Now back and ensconced in my Tokyo routine and feeling dehumanised by urban life; family, friends and clients have kindly been asking for details of my trip . . . and I’ve discovered that it’s impossible to put a...
Recently my mother and I were visiting Matsumoto in the Nagano prefecture in Japan and we popped into an unassuming café on the road leading up to the city’s historic castle.
Both of us being tea aficionados, the ‘Rossiyan jam tea’ on the menu piqued our interest. When the various components of the drink arrived we were unsure how to drink it, let alone knowing what all the different dishes were.