Today, Mark was able to take a day off from work to celebrate my birthday (a day early). My only "requirement" was that we ate lunch and dinner at places that we'd never been before. So, I picked up my Okinawa Cafe 2013-14 Book and found a restaurant that was only listed in Japanese. I called to make sure they were open and was happily told, "Hai!" ... and we were off!
Friday, February 7, 2014
While Mark's brother, Matt, was visiting he mentioned that he wanted to check out the swordsmith on island. Um, the what?! I'm not sure how my husband overlooked the fact that there was a guy making legit swords on island, but he had. With a little digging, I got in touch with Kiyochika's wife, Jyunko, and we had an appointment to check out the shop!
Monday, February 3, 2014
Some very fun things have been happening around the O'Driscoll household! First of all, Mark's brother and niece arrived last Thursday. Secondly, we've been doing all kinds of exciting activities since they've been here! First up: Okinawa City Industry Fair!
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Our last day in Taiwan was, by far. our favorite! We booked a tour a Taroko Gorge Tour through Edison Tours, which was online and incredibly painless. It was somewhat of a last minute decision (a day or two before we left for Taiwan), but there were no issues with getting the date that we wanted. Okay, so on to the good stuff...
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Mark and I hit the ground running on the second day of our trip. By that, I mean we got up around 9 and leisurely got ready because nothing really opened until 10 AM anyway. Our first stop was to a typical, Taiwanese breakfast spot that our landlord told us about. We came to find out that it was another street vendor-ish spot, but it was delicious!
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Mark and I were itching to take a trip together and we were able to get really cheap flights to Taipei through Peach Air so that was that! We started planning as soon as his leave was approved and, luckily, I ran into some awesome blogs along the way that gave great guidance.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Let me just say that this post is LONG overdue. Mark and I tried Seaside BBQ months ago, but life has been incredibly busy (and fun) so I've struggled to get the post up! However, I'm here now with information about a BBQ joint that will make you feel like you're in North Carolina! Aw, NC, how I miss thee.