Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nishiki Market 錦市場商店街 Kyoto, Japan

I told you I had a lot to share from Japan! This time were heading over to Kyoto and taking a stroll through the Nishiki Market, also known as the "kitchen" of Kyoto. Located in the center Kyoto, The Nishiki Market is a covered arcade 6 blocks long where you can find just about anything!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Expedition Eats: Climbing Mt. Fuji



I attempted to climb Mt Fuji all the way to the top.... I didn't make it. Here, you'll find no heroic story about a long and arduous journey that turns out victorious in the end. You will not find pictures of me celebrating at the summit of Mt. Fuji watching the sunrise with the wash of accomplishment over my face. I cannot report about all the goodies you may find to eat at the top should you one day decide to climb for yourself. In fact, I hear there is a great curry up there awaiting those who make it to the top! This is a story about what failure and giving up tastes like.

On one of our days off in Tokyo, myself and 4 members from the RENT technical crew: Timmy, Hector, T.J. and Jeff, decided to head to the great Fuji San and do an evening climb that would have us arrive at the the Summit just before sunrise. I know...crazy, considering that it was on my day off after performing 8 shows that week and I was already exhausted. But it was something that seemed like such a great idea and I had to do it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Disney Sea, Tokyo, Japan

This is by far my favorite theme park ever! If you love theme parks and are in Tokyo you must spend a day at Disney Sea. Not only is the park absolutely beautiful (you can tell there was a lot of money spent) but the atmosphere and genuine customer service the Japanese provide makes the experience extra special. There is such care and detail taken, there are no parents yelling at their kids, and everyone is decked out in Disney memorabilia from head to toe! The rides are also so much fun...my favorite was Journey To The Center of the earth...oh what I would give to ride that again right now. The whole park is nautical themed and lies right by the water in Tokyo. Here are some fun videos of our day at the park!

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Yes..Yes...The food! The food was my favorite part! I have never seen so many different and interesting types of food at a theme park. They had your typical hot dogs, fries and burgers, but also had gyoza sausage buns, spiced chicken legs, apricot fritters, meat pies, churros, delicious mexican food and of course, sushi!Also, scattered throughout the park were different flavors of popcorn..caramel, black pepper. curry, sea salt and our favorite, strawberry! It made the whole experience incredibly adventurous and satisfying. You never knew what was around the next corner!

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Friday, October 9, 2009

La Vie Boh...mmm TOKYO Part 2

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tsukiji Fish Market-Tokyo, Japan

Our first days in Tokyo exploring the city, eating and shopping were amazing! One of the first things we did was visit the Tsukiji Fish Market. The Tsukiji Market is a must see if you're in Tokyo. You'll be amazed as you walk through one of the largest wholesale markets in the world. If you get there early enough (5:00 am) you can also catch the live fish auction take place. Not only can you see the fish being processed but you can eat some of the freshest sushi you'll ever eat! Make sure to come back tomorrow and catch LAVBM Tokyo Part 2 for the full experience!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

La Vie Boh...mmm TOKYO Part 1

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Epcot Food and Wine Festival with "67 Days of Smiles"

I just spent a week in Orlando hanging out with Kyle and Stacey winners of "67 Days of Smiles" feeding elephants, watching shows, hot air ballooning and of course, eating at the Epcot Food and Wine festival! Make sure to check out the photos and my review of the festival on their blog.
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Elephants eat too. Celery, actually.