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Month: June 2011

The roads to Sado – Day 1

The roads to Sado – Day 1

When you go on a cycle tour, your shoes are the weakest link. I realised this while making my way around Hokkaido three years ago, where the weather was, to say the least, changeable. If a t-shirt or a pair of shorts get wet, you can hang them up and they’ll be dry by the next morning, but if it’s a pair of shoes, you’ll be stuck with damp feet for the next couple of days, and quite possibly a…

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Tea break

Tea break

In order to revise for – and sit – the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, I’ve had to take a quick break from blogging, so before the next instalment of the Sado diaries, I thought I’d give you the opportunity to savour a new-ish TV commercial for Choco Pie (which as many of you will know is my favourite tea-time treat). Once you have found your way to the Lotte TV commercials page via the link below, click on the picture…

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