I don’t know why you say goodbye I say hallo

SURPRISE! We’re home. After having literally circled the globe we are now back where we started – and yet so far from it.

SURPRISE! We’re home. After having literally circled the globe we are now back where we started – and yet so far from it.

Coming home is always sad and neither of us were ready for it. But it was time – until next time – and – even though I am not one for doing things because they make sense – it made sense. The timing was right – I am starting university in a couple of weeks and our brains are craving digestion time and new knowledge.

As cliché as it may be I see this as an investment in my future travels. A university degree opens many doors abroad (if you want to teach and is not a native English speaker it is a requirement) and am planing to minor in Japanese so I can go back to that country which I fell so hopelessly in love with.

If there is anything I have learnt from this trip it is that adventure can happen anywhere – it is all a matter of attitude. So I will do my best to try and see this not as the ending but merely a new chapter in a journey that has only just begun.

Iceland in pictures

I’ll be honest. The task of coming back to a blog after 1 month of silence and having literally hundreds of stories and several thousand photos to chose from is overwhelming. So I will start slow and maybe there will be more and maybe there will be less. But here are pictures from Iceland, a country that is like a distilled version of everything Scandinavian

I’ll be honest. The task of coming back to a blog after 1 month of silence and having literally hundreds of stories and several thousand photos to chose from is overwhelming. So I will start slow and maybe there will be more and maybe there will be less. But here are pictures from Iceland, a country that is like a distilled version of everything Scandinavian – filled with beautiful, light-haired and blue-eyed people, white, minimalistic design, higher prices (and higher quality), wild, drunken night life, friendly (if private) people, cold weather and no public restrooms – and of course some of the most magnificent nature this region of the world has to offer.

Enjoying local cuisine; Skyr and hotdogs
Enjoying local cuisine; Skyr and hotdogs

Reykjavík from above
Reykjavík from above
On top of the world and in between continental plates at Þingvellir National park
On top of the world and in between continental plates at Þingvellir National park
Driving around the Golden circle with Jodi and Bernie from Maine. Gullfoss in the background
Driving around the Golden circle with Jodi and Bernie from Maine. Gullfoss in the background
This might be the most beautiful place I have ever seen. Nature reserve on Snæfellsjökull peninsula, West Iceland. We had dinner right there on the beach with a view to volcanic formations, snow covered mountains, waterfalls and an abundance of sheep (Dinner was lamb chops...)
This might be the most beautiful place I have ever seen. Nature reserve on Snæfellsjökull peninsula, West Iceland. We had dinner right there on the beach with a view to volcanic formations, snow covered mountains, waterfalls and an abundance of sheep (Dinner was lamb chops…)
Enjoying the view on the walk from Arnarstapi to Hellnar, Snæfellsjökull peninsula, West Iceland
Enjoying the view on the walk from Arnarstapi to Hellnar, Snæfellsjökull peninsula, West Iceland
The hiiiiils are alive ... (Snæfellsjökull in the background)
The hiiiiils are alive … (Snæfellsjökull in the background)
Please note: I was the appropriately dressed one. In the beginning I was pretty pissed that Iceland has branded themselves as the original Vikings (Danes are!) but after this day I was like:
Please note: I was the appropriately dressed one. In the beginning I was pretty pissed that Iceland has branded themselves as the original Vikings (Danes are!) but after this day I was like: “okay, you can have it”…
Snapping photos from the car
Snapping photos from the car
Hitch hiking for the first time. It was a great success and we got picked up by four generous Icelanders.
Hitch hiking for the first time. It was a great success and we got picked up by four generous Icelanders.
Dinner with a view on Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) in South Iceland
Dinner with a view on Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) in South Iceland
I am not exaggerating when I say that this lobster is one of the most delicious things I have eaten in my life. I couldn't help but laugh when I was texting with one of my best friends and she was like:
I am not exaggerating when I say that this lobster is one of the most delicious things I have eaten in my life. I couldn’t help but laugh when I was texting with one of my best friends and she was like: “So … you sleep in a tent and eat in really fancy restaurants?” Totally spot on! At least we have our priorities straight 😉
NBD. Just hanging out in a natural hot top in the mountains near Eyjafjallajokull
NBD. Just hanging out in a natural hot top in the mountains near Eyjafjallajokull
Babyhorses and arctic lupin in abundance
Babyhorses and arctic lupin in abundance

Skógar: Nice waterfall, crappy camp ground.
Skógar: Nice waterfall, crappy camp ground.
Making new friends in cold and rainy Vík. One Canadian, two Americans, two Danes and a Brit/Singaporean
Making new friends in cold and rainy Vík. One Canadian, two Americans, two Danes and a Brit/Singaporean
I didn't realize 'till afterwards why this dog was acting so strangely: there are no trees in Iceland, so this pup was fetching stones instead!
I didn’t realize ’till afterwards why this dog was acting so strangely: there are no trees in Iceland, so this pup was fetching stones instead!
We rode on horseback to this waterfall and then climbed behind it. Who said awesome?
We rode on horseback to this waterfall and then climbed behind it. Who said awesome?

… Throw in some glaciers and a Snoop Dog concert for good measure and you have a pretty successful Iceland trip!

All roads lead to Rome, so that’s where we’re headed next. It is literally 4 times as hot down there as it is here, but I spent all day yesterday mapping the best gelato places in town, so I think we’ll survive 😉

/Isa

90 Days Of Action

“Something has to change” I was sitting in the passenger seat of our small, Japanese rental car, halfway through a bag of 7-eleven chips, miscellaneous rapping paper scattered around my feet. We had been travelling for a month and all intentions of living healthy had pretty much gone out the window.

“Something has to change” I was sitting in the passenger seat of our small, Japanese rental car, halfway through a bag of 7-eleven chips, miscellaneous rapping paper scattered around my feet. We had been travelling for a month and all intentions of living healthy had pretty much gone out the window. Which was fine – we had looked forward to this trip for a long time and we were having fun, but now it was time to start doing something healthy again. I didn’t feel good without my weekly gym sessions and despite the fact that 7-eleven in Japan is WAY ahead of everywhere else (obviously) when it comes to healthy food options the amount of junk food had reached a level were I just didn’t feel comfortable with it any more. Something had to change.

I started researching for workouts online and stumbled upon darebee‘s 90 Days Of Action – a no-equpment-90-days-fitness-programme designed to make you do a workout every day, building up your entire body.

Being used to “only” hitting the gym 2-3 times a week we were both a little hesitant at first, but decided to give it a go. Day one we did a few lunges and some squats in a our little hotel room in Naha, Okinawa. Since then we have burpee’ed in public parks, crunched in filthy camp ground toilets, done very crammed push-ups in very tiny Japanese dorm rooms, made fools of ourselves in various parking lots and even done workouts on two different mountains in two different countries!

Being awesome on Mt. Misen in Japan
Being awesome on Mt. Misen in Japan

One week ago we finished with 150 push-ups. I can’t believe it but I have worked out every.single.day for 3 months! I didn’t even know I was capable of doing that! It definitely wasn’t always fun, but it quickly became a habit and I found that when you take out the “should-or-shouldn’t” element out of a workout it’s way easier to just go ahead and do it (how great is Shia btw?)

The best part? The website and all the content in there is all completely free! If you find the website useful though, consider making a donation. Everyone working on the project is volunteering their time and expertise, but it still isn’t free running a website. We donated the equivalent of one moths gym membership and considering we both worked out every day for 90 days I’ll say we got almost a years worth of training programmes already!

3…2…1… ACTION!

Food Guide for Osaka

It is no secret that we fell pretty hard for Osaka. In fact we ended up spending almost one of our two months in Japan in this city and I am not gonna lie, a lot of that had to do with the food. They say Osaka is the stomach of Japan and we have found that to be very true. Food is not only affordable and plentiful here it is also delicious – every.single.time.

It is no secret that we fell pretty hard for Osaka. In fact we ended up spending almost one of our two months in Japan in this city and I am not gonna lie, a lot of that had to do with the food. They say Osaka is the stomach of Japan and we have found that to be very true. Food is not only affordable and plentiful here it is also delicious – every.single.time.

That being said we have of course found some favourites and I thought I would share them here since most of them are places we have found at random or places that we have been recommended from locals. In other words they are not necessarily places you will find in a guide book.

To make it easier I have divided the places into 6 categories: Sushi – Asian Food – Non-Asian Food – Markets – Cafés – and Bars

Jonas made google map at the bottom with somewhat precise locations, since I don’t have the actual address for most of the places, just coordinates from a phone. Finally I will include an estimated price for each place – or at least tell you how much we spent on what we got.

Dig in and I hope you enjoy!

sushi

The real reason why you came to Japan…

1 + 2. Muten kura sushi trains

At 100 JPY a plate this is easily the cheapest sushi I will ever eat. It is pretty basic, nothing fancy but you get to stuff 2 faces for a price that would buy you 7 maki rolls where we come from!

Avoid the 6.30-8pm rush if you don’t like standing in line. We liked the one in Nishinari (1) best, but maybe that’s just because it was the first place we tried. Japanese website here.

Expect to spend: 100JPY (plus tax) per plate! We would normally roll out of there after 22 plates and pay ~2400JPY but it depends on you appetite obviously.

3. sushi train At the grand front osaka

For a fancier but still affordable running sushi experience this place at The Grand Front Osaka is great too. Pictured is one of my favourites: An “inside-out” tempura shrimp urimaki rolled in tempura crisps – yummy!

Go to the North building of the Grand Front Osaka and go up to the 7th floor.

Expect to spend: from 250-600JPY per plate depending on which plates you choose.

4. alley sushi

In lack of a better name I’ll refer to this place as “Alley sushi” because it was located (you guessed it) in an alley near our hostel. For the full-on authentic sushi experience this little place is old-fashioned and has a liberal approach to wasabi (read: it’s strong!) If you don’t like it that way I’m sure they’ll accommodate all your wishes when you sit face-to-face with the chefs as they make your sushi right in front of you.

Expect to spend: ~500JPY for a plate with 3 pieces.

asian restaurants

All the stuff we miss!

5. okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki, often described as the Japanese version of a pizza, originally comes from Hiroshima where they serve a slightly different and less burly version. The Osaka version is everywhere to be found throughout the city but nowhere is it as good as in this dirty and kitsch back-alley kitchen where the friendliest chef in Japan has been making them for a lifetime. When you go there tell him Isa and Jonas from Denmark said hi!

Expect to spend: Between 650-900JPY pr. okonomiyaki. Add cheese!

6. Q’s mall food court

Not technically one restaurant but several arranged around a large seating area, this cheap food court located conveniently at the Tennoji Station intersection was often our go-to if we just needed some food and didn’t feel like walking around looking for it. It is often crowded and loud especially at noon when all the students from nearby schools have their lunch break.

Reserve a seat first by placing you stuff at an empty table and then go order your food (don’t worry, stealing hasn’t been invented in Japan)

Go here for the Korean bibimbap and the fried rice – or whatever else looks good to you.

Expect to spend: We paid less than 2000JPY for all the food pictured above…

7. kyo-chabana

We found ourselves intrigued by the design-y look of this place, so we walked in and were pleasantly surprised to find that the inside delivered on the promise and the food was delicious. The place seems to have an emphasis on organic and local produce, although it’s hard to tell when you don’t speak Japanese.

Go here for the avocado salad which is *seriously* good and then try the avocado okonomiyaki that our neighbours had and tell us how it was, ’cause we never got back to try it.

Website here. No English menu so get creative and remember to smile – that will get you far.

Expect to spend: We weren’t very hungry so we split a salad and an okonomiyaki and spent 2224JPY

8. Tempura

All things fried can be found here. You can pick and choose from the menu, so you only get what you like and you eat at the counter with a view to the two enormous pots where your food is being fried.

Go here for the tempura eggplant and shrimp.

Expect to spend: around 900JPY per person for a full meal.

9. Tsurugyo: kobe beef

When you’re finally in Japan and in a city this close to Kobe it would almost be a shame not to try out the world famous Kobe beef. Only problem is that the well-marbled beef comes at an extremely high price and it wasn’t something we could justify in our budget. So when Jonas’s parents sent me some money and told me to find a good birthday present for him I didn’t hesitate for long. I even managed to keep it a secret up until we stood in front of the restaurant.

Like most other things that are set up to be the best in the world we found the experience a bit underwhelming, but were glad we tried it anyway. The staff here is very knowledgeable it seems and will help you prepare the meat correctly if you, like us, find the thought of cooking pieces of the worlds priciest beef by yourself a bit intimidating.

Reservations are recommended. See their website here. The review I found is here.

Expect to spend: The website I found said 6500JPY pr. person but we didn’t find that to be enough (we ordered a bottle of wine to share and it certainly won’t cover that) If you don’t then 6500 might not be far off.

10. chinese hotpot

Located in the Nishinari ghetto this is supposedly the best place to get hotpot in Osaka. The owner of our hostel even told us she spotted a famous sumo wrestler here once.

Expect to spend: less than 700JPY pr. person

11. ramen

Ramen is one of these things that you can buy literally everywhere and being qualified to name the best in the city would take years of sampling. We did quit like this little place on the way from our hostel to Tenniji station though. It was one of those places where you buy tickets from a machine outside and upon entering present them to the chef who will then go back to the kitchen and prepare your order.

Go here for the chicken and pork ramen (we found the pure pork ramen to be too fatty) and order a side of bamboo and fried rice with cheese! You will be rolling out of there.

Expect to pay: ~900JPY pr. person

12. warm heart/seven ramen

Another good ramen option. The collective staff at the place will great you loudly as you enter.

Go here for the ramen and the fried chicken.

Expect to spend: ~1100JPY for two persons.

non-asian food

Sometimes you just want something familiar…

13. Awajishima burger

Jonas’s favourite food is burgers so for his birthday I did some research and found this little place with raving reviews. Not technically in Osaka but a 40 min. train ride outside towards Kobe these burgers are worth the trip (from Osaka or anywhere else in the world really). I mean it! We almost didn’t go there because of this but I am so glad we did. The place doesn’t look like much from the outside (or the inside) but this guy only uses fresh, local produce and the result is magnificent!

The place is always busy but we got there a little after the lunch-rush and didn’t wait long. Detailed info here. Japanese menu only but they understand simple English phrases.

Expect to spend: We spend 2380JPY in total and we didn’t hold back on the extras (and neither should you!) Do not miss out on the onion rings. I repeat: do *not* miss out on the onion rings!

14. pizzeria il sole rosso

After having it recommended by our Italian friend who had been living in the city for a year we went to El Sole Rosso one day when we (okay I) had a sudden pizza-craving. They have delicious pizzas and the pasta dishes at the next table looked good too. The chocolate cake was nothing to write home about though.

Expect to spend: This is not a cheap place. We spent ~4300JPY and we shared a pizza, a small salad and a desert and each had a glass of wine.

15. El pancho

Another birthday favourite. Our friends brought us to this lovely, Mexican restaurant with good food, margarita pitchers and live music. Ride the tiny elevator all the way to the top and find yourself in full-blown Mexican cliché-land (and I mean that in the most positive way) as you exit.

Go here for … well we tried many things from the menu and they were all great, so weather you’re a quesadilla-girl or a taco-guy I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. The margaritas were a bit watered down though …

Expect to spend: ~2500JPY per person including drinks

food Markets

I have always found food markets to be way more fun than normal markets because … well because you can eat what you buy obviously … and there are often free samples.

16. kuromon ichiban market

This market is easily the most well-known in Osaka and definately worth a trip. It’s in an covered arcade so it’s a good trip for a rainy day.

Go here for the otoro sushi. Otoro is the fattiest part of the tuna and it literally melts in your mouth – So good! Kuromon is to my knowledge the only place in the world where you can find it street side and at such an affordable price. 

Extensive guide to the market here. Unlike other markets I’ve been at they are not early risers. We got there by 9am and the first stands were just opening by then.

Expect to spend: We paid 1500 JPY for 5 pieces of otoro and it was well worth it my friends!

17. korea town

Although Kuromon is the most well-known market in town the Korean Market at Tsuruhashi St. might actually be my favourite. I was having a really bad day and as you can tell from the pictures the food here managed to cheer me up!

Go on an empty stomach and try a little of this and a little of that. You won’t be sorry you did!

Expect to spend: We spend ~2200JPY on various meals and snacks.

Cafés

Apart from the notorious animal cafés Osaka has plenty of other “themed” cafés where you can get your fix of Japanese quirkiness:

18. Moomin stand

The Moomin stand is a grand tribute to one of my favourite childhood characters. It is complete with merchandise and music from the show and the place is even shaped and panted like the Moomin house! We met many foreigners who didn’t quit get the Japanese obsession with Moomin but I grew up with it so I was all aboard and went all “OMG KAWAIII!!!” every time we saw something Moomin themed (which was often!)

Go here just to experience it and maybe try one of their overpriced bubble teas. Some of you may remember that my last encounter with this drink didn’t go so well, but luckily this one was sweeter and didn’t have coffee in it so it went down more smoothly.

The Moomon Stand is located in MIO Mall’s main building on the 6th floor. More info here.

Expect to spend: We spend 400JPY on the bubble tea

19. panda café

Albeit being almost right next to our hostel we didn’t discover this place ’till late in our stay. And what a shame (or maybe luck depending on how you see it) ’cause their panda-shaped, custard-filled cakes were almost as delicious as they were adorable. 

Choose between: custard, chocolate, applesause, bean paste, vanilla icecream or meat. Custard is the best and sells out first so get there before noon.

Expect to spend: 300JPY pr. cake

bars

We are old (one of us by heart and one of us by … well age) and boring and we don’t really go out, but we did have a couple of nights out at these places:

20. cinquecento

Damn I miss these people...
Damn I miss these people…

With more than 40 different kinds of Martinis on their menu anyone should have a shot at finding something they like in this cosy little spot. The drinks aren’t strong but at 500JPY a piece you can’t really complain. They also have a selection of bar foods but we didn’t try any of them.

Look to the right as you enter and you will see their “Great Wall of Shame” All you have to do to obtain a spot and get your name up among these strong-willed men and women is to drink 100 shorts over the span of a month!

Expect to spend: flat rate of 500JPY per drink! The Kamikaze was good and considerably stronger than the others.

21. torikizoku chicken bar

A mix between a bar and a restaurant this place has a fixed price on all their drinks and chicken based dishes. A great place to go before a night out with a group of friends. I believe it’s a chain, but we only went to this one.

Expect to spend: fixed price of 280JPY per item or all you can eat and drink for 2h for 2800JPY.

osaka food map:

Use the drop-down menu in the upper left corner to select a spot.


so, what did we miss? Have you tried any of these places and what did you think? where should we go next time? let us know in the comments! 🙂

Pictures from our Epic Roadtrip of The South

On request from Parents here’s a “little” picture-update on what we’ve been up to since we landed in The States. The reason we’ve been off the grid lately is that … well we have literally been off the grid. We bought a tent and have been living in The Great Outdoors (not really we stay at camp grounds, but it still counts!) for a couple of weeks now which has been both challenging and rewarding but more on that later (maybe). Now: PICTURES!

On request from Parents here’s a “little” picture-update on what we’ve been up to since we landed in The States. The reason we’ve been off the grid lately is that … well we have literally been off the grid. We bought a tent and have been living in The Great Outdoors (not really we stay at camp grounds, but it still counts!) for a couple of weeks now which has been both challenging and rewarding but more on that later (maybe). Now: PICTURES!

In Washington, DC we played tourists and saw Arlington Cemetery, Washington Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and The White House as well as some cherry blossom that - as much as it hurts me to admit it - was actually better than what we saw in Japan.
In Washington, DC we played tourists and saw Arlington Cemetery, Washington Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and The White House as well as some cherry blossom that – as much as it hurts me to admit it – was actually better than what we saw in Japan.

I'm really sorry to say this #Japan but so far #Washington is kicking your ass at #CherryBlossom 🌸

Et billede slået op af Isa Lykke Hansen (@isalykke) den

In Waxhaw, NC we stayed with my other family. The stay really deserves a post of it's own but for now I'll just say that these people are amazing and I miss them so much. Once again they made me feel right at home and they adopted Jonas as easily into their family as they did me 3-4 years ago. It felt like no time had gone by and I am so grateful to have these lovely people in my life.
In Waxhaw, NC we stayed with my other family. The stay really deserves a post of it’s own but for now I’ll just say that these people are amazing and I miss them so much. Once again they made me feel right at home and they adopted Jonas as easily into their family as they did me 3-4 years ago. It felt like no time had gone by and I am so grateful to have these lovely people in my life.
In Charlotte we stayed at an apartment in hip'n'happening South End. While Jonas spent his days at The Powershell Summit I explored the pretty city and hung out with the cutest dog on AirBnB. Jack is an Old English Shepherd and seriously so.freaking.cute. You can even follow him on Instagram @jackjackclt
In Charlotte we stayed at an apartment in hip’n’happening South End. While Jonas spent his days at The Powershell Summit I explored the pretty city and hung out with the cutest dog on AirBnB. Jack is an Old English Shepherd and seriously so.freaking.cute. You can even follow him on Instagram @jackjackclt

Back in Waxhaw we picked up a care-package from my parents which among other things held our sleeping bags, Danish salty liquorice and home-knitted woollen socks (thanks mom<3)
Back in Waxhaw we picked up a care-package from my parents which among other things held our sleeping bags, Danish salty liquorice and home-knitted woollen socks (thanks mom<3)[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="2500.0"]We picked up our car in Charlotte and then we were off! First stop was (of course) real southern BBQ - ribs, pulled pork, hash on rice, coleslaw and banana pie. yummi! We picked up our car in Charlotte and then we were off! First stop was (of course) real southern BBQ – ribs, pulled pork, hash on rice, coleslaw and banana pie. yummi!

The first camp ground we stayed at was just outside of charming Charlston, SC. Our new home is the green beauty in the background. She held up remarkably well when the first night presented us with a thunder and lightning storm of another world. Good thing we seam sealed it that same morning ;-) Also: I.MAKE.FIRE!
The first camp ground we stayed at was just outside of charming Charlston, SC. Our new home is the green beauty in the background. She held up remarkably well when the first night presented us with a thunder and lightning storm of another world. Good thing we seam sealed it that same morning 😉 Also: I.MAKE.FIRE!
We got matching t-shirts at the Power Shell Summit and yes we are well aware how lame this is. Not that that'll stop us from wearing them of course. In Danish it's actually called a
We got matching t-shirts at the Power Shell Summit and yes we are well aware how lame this is. Not that that’ll stop us from wearing them of course. In Danish it’s actually called a “camping suit”, so I guess it’s only fitting.
On our way out of Charleston we stopped by Angel Oak for a breakfast with a view. It is 400+ years old and supposedly the oldest tree east of the Mississippi. We are confused about this fact though as we have seen some cypress trees in GA that are 900+ years ... If you can clarify please let us know in the comments!
On our way out of Charleston we stopped by Angel Oak for a breakfast with a view. It is 400+ years old and supposedly the oldest tree east of the Mississippi. We are confused about this fact though as we have seen some cypress trees in GA that are 900+ years … If you can clarify please let us know in the comments!
Blazing through South Carolina we arrived at Georgia's biggest tourist attraction - at least that was what we had been told by multiple, several meter-high billboards along the interstate for the prior 50km. We laughed pretty hard when we finally pulled off and saw this place on the road side. Good thing you have a big airport, GA, or you might have a hard time getting visitors to swing by...
Blazing through South Carolina we arrived at Georgia’s biggest tourist attraction – at least that was what we had been told by multiple, several meter-high billboards along the interstate for the prior 50km. We laughed pretty hard when we finally pulled off and saw this place on the road side. Good thing you have a big airport, GA, or you might have a hard time getting visitors to swing by…
The state also had plenty of alliGAtors though (get it?) At the Okefenokee Swamp we met Rita and Mark who took us gator-spotting at night with our flashlights and invited us to stay with them in Atlanta. It really is true what they say about southern friendliness! Pictured: Sophie who has set up camp near the ranger station with her 8 little gator-babies.
The state also had plenty of alliGAtors though (get it?) At the Okefenokee Swamp we met Rita and Mark who took us gator-spotting at night with our flashlights and invited us to stay with them in Atlanta. It really is true what they say about southern friendliness! Pictured: Sophie who has set up camp near the ranger station with her 8 little gator-babies.
The mosquitoes soon got too much for my feet though, so we moved on to Orlando, FL where we've been hanging out with Harry Potter, Spiderman, HULK, Dr. Seuss and many more in Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure.
The mosquitoes soon got too much for my feet though, so we moved on to Orlando, FL where we’ve been hanging out with Harry Potter, Spiderman, HULK, Dr. Seuss and many more in Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure.
We got the best seats for an outdoor screening of Monty Python's Quest for The Holy Grail (it's me waving from the front) ....
We got the best seats for an outdoor screening of Monty Python’s Quest for The Holy Grail (it’s me waving from the front) ….
... and witnessed the 3rd annual running of the chihuahuas...
… and witnessed the 3rd annual running of the chihuahuas…
... where the owners gave the dogs a run for their money (no pun intended - okay maybe a little) in terms of entertainment value.
… where the owners gave the dogs a run for their money (no pun intended – okay maybe a little) in terms of entertainment value.

And in between we eat good, local food 😉

In other words: it’s all good!