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2023.06.11 02:55 hutuka Free Express Car Wash by Target @ Harbor and Chapman
Not sure until when but been going for a week or two.
12100 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840
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2023.06.11 01:27 paws-bells f/29/PST seeking platonic friendship for the summer time and beyond?
hi there everyone,
i am f/29 and my hobbies are pc gaming, watching korean dramas and tlc shows, arts and crafts, and skin care
for pc games: i play ow2, survival games like 7dtd, raft, ark.... also cute games dinkum, dreamlight valley, cozy grove. lets play together!
im also down to watch stuff online with you. i love cute feel good romantic korean dramas. i also like trashy tlc reality tv. i like watching cartoons and documentaries
i am politically very woke and progressive
we can talk about skin care or nail art. i do all sorts of crafts, maybe you do too?
i can text chat, voice chat. i will try to be a good friend to you :)
please be in your late 20's and have discord. i prefer women but am open to befriending everyone with similar interests
also, if u have a lot of other friends already and dont have time to get to know someone, then please... dont bother
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2023.06.11 00:48 Willem_Dafriend_ I just felt weird today
I've had a perfectly normal Saturday today, if anything better than usual as the weather here has been unusually nice so I sat in the garden reading a good book with some music in the background and had a really relaxing afternoon. However, after my parents came home and some family friends came round for a bbq my mood just took a turn, I just felt hopelessly sad and frustrated and became very irritable. For a long time I've had trouble with emotional numbness at times, but this is the first time I've felt a heavy and un-provoked episode like this, and I'm jot sure how to feel about it.
I went to my room and watched a film which has really helped and now I'm feeling like my normal self again.
Any insight or help around this would be very much appreciated or just any response would be very appreciated.
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2023.06.11 00:04 ReferendumAutonomic montana stops imprisoning dementia
"Disability Rights Montana...set the state on a path to ending the involuntary commitment of...Alzheimer’s, dementia and traumatic brain injuries." https://montanafreepress.org/2023/06/09/lawmakers-overrride-montana-governors-vetoes-of-state-psychiatric-reforms/
(Korean language) "Olanzapine disturbs the reversal of stably expressed LTP by inhibiting mAChRs. Inhibition of NMDARs, mGluRs, or mAChRs blocks depotentiation. The activation of mAChRs boosts glutamate-mediated signaling. Olanzapine affects hippocampus-dependent spatial reversal learning in mice." https://cglhub.com/auto/db/detail.aspx?db=706211&rid=824949&agfi=0&cls=0&uni=True&cid=0&showgp=True&prec=False&md=152&pd=208&msd=152&psd=208&mdd=152&pdd=208&count=10&reds=depotentiation
"write through any and every experience to unravel its exact meaning...in a bad mental state, writing everything out provided some relief...stream-of-consciousness." https://thewalrus.ca/mental-health-journal/
"I am what I am, so take me as I am.’ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe"
ireland wants "Crisis Intervention Teams' (CIT) be set up in every Garda division, comprising police, health and social workers, working 24/7...2,040 involuntary admissions in 2022." https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-41158744.html
hong kong and fox news new york tabloids are pretending violent crimes will somehow be reduced by antipsychotics. china claims there's a mysterious new one with less side effects, "United Kingdom and Australia, its efficacy in reducing readmission and homicide rates remains uncertain...2022, more than 3,700 patients were involuntarily admitted." https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3223669/can-gaps-hong-kongs-psychiatric-care-be-fixed-tighter-control-patients-new-orders-could-help
south africa supreme court doesn't give speedier than 2 months trials to people being tortured, "argued the Mental Health Act was unconstitutional and invalid because sections 33 and 34 did not provide for automatic independent review before or immediately after the involuntary detention of a mental health patient." https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/concourt-dismisses-challenge-to-mental-health-act-20230609
ABC video: Brain On Fire ovarian disease misdiagnosed as psychiatric hallucinations 40% of the time. https://youtu.be/-De3nPI9pD0
June 10 3 to 3:05 to 3:35 PM mother told me I'm not allowed to have a haircut, "like being behind locked doors," looking "scary...spooky...dangerous...doesn't look normal" is a crime ("are tattooed people arrested?"), misdemeanor threatened illegal eviction.
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2023.06.10 22:29 1mpuchalski Help! Flies everywhere!!
Not exactly sure where to post or even ask this question as its a more general fly infestation problem not garden related, but im getting desperate.
Ask of last week we have had about 20+ flies statically flying in one area in our backyard right in front of our back door from 8am to 6pm sometimes even dtarting earlier! Roughly 10ft from a BBQ, and 5 -10ft from plants and i have not seen them favor those locations. I never see them land on anything, and most times i have checked outside they statically fly in one location barely moving, other times they will swarm this small location. None have entered the house despite them being directly in front of our backdoor while we enter and exit multiple times a day.
We have tried homemade inverted water bottle vinegar traps and have caught ZERO of them
We have also tried the Rescue! Bags and have caught 10 flies however it does not seem that the ones flying around our backyard are interested in it.
Any other suggestions for us to try?
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2023.06.10 22:11 sunnysonja New Gardener! Thanksgiving Gardening, What to Plant, and When? (SoCal)
We will be leasing a beautiful home in Temecula, CA starting August 1st. Temecula is located in Southern California, and is home to avocado trees and vineyards. Like most Southern California cities, it can get extremely warm and dry, with temperatures peaking in the mid to high 100s in the late summer. We will finally have a space big enough to entertain family for Thanksgiving, and the home comes with a beautiful back garden. I want to grow stuff to serve for Thanksgiving! I am VERY new to gardening. I've done it off and on in the past.
Currently there are already blackberries, raspberries, a pomegranate tree and an orange tree, with plenty of empty space and one garden box. Main garden space doesn't get too much shade, while the garden box does receive shade in the afternoon.
What can I plant, and when should I plant it ? Any recs? What is your Thanksgiving Garden strategy?
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2023.06.10 22:05 sunnysonja Thanksgiving Garden, What to Plant, and When?
We will be leasing a beautiful home in Temecula, CA starting August 1st. We will finally have a space big enough to entertain family for Thanksgiving, and the home comes with a beautiful back garden. I want to grow stuff to serve for Thanksgiving! I am VERY new to gardening. I've done it off and on in the past.
Currently there are already blackberries, raspberries, a pomegranate tree and an orange tree, with plenty of empty space and one garden box. Main garden space doesn't get too much shade, while the garden box does receive shade in the afternoon.
What can I plant, and when should I plant it ? Any recs?
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2023.06.10 21:55 EatinSLOCal Gold Land BBQ - Review
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BBQ culture, it is pervasive across our country. From the whole smoked pigs of (Eastern) North Carolina to the sweet, thick sauce of Kansas City to the smoked meats of Texas to the classic sauce and pork products of Memphis, we have a love for cooking our meats to get that nice char (sometimes bark) with great seasonings or sauces. We in California (and even locally) have our own style of BBQ that we subscribe to – Santa Maria Style BBQ, which at times gets lumped in with the broader term of California BBQ, but we’ve yet to truly define what our California BBQ is. Santa Maria Style BBQ sometimes feels like we’re put in a box just eating tri-tip, but if I had to say on what California BBQ is, I’d want it to be like Gold Land BBQ. Chopped Brisket Sandwich
📍570 Higuera St #135, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Gold Land BBQ is located in the Creamery, next to Mama’s Meatballs where Seabreeze Cupcakes & Sweet Treats used to be (thank god Seabreeze is just moving to a new, bigger location – you scared me!). There’s a few two seat tables outside their door, as well as the usual shared bench seating in the atrium of the Creamery to eat at. Currently, they’re open Wednesday – Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM. Pre-Order is available through their square site, which is a little tough to get to (I recommend just going to the link in the linktree on Instagram), but you have to click on “Storefront” then on the next page click on the image of their menu. Pork Ribs (Half Rack)
For their Meats selection there is Beef Brisket, Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork, and Smoked Chicken. Sandwiches include a Chopped Brisket Sandwich, a Chopped Pork Sandwich, and a Chopped Chicken Sandwich. Sides include Ranch Style Beans, Creamed Corn, Potato Salad, and a Vinegar Slaw, as well as a slice or loaf of Garlic Toast. There are four BBQ sauces available – Original, Alabama White, Carolina Mustard, and Hot Mop Sauce. Finally, for dessert, they have a Banana Pudding. Garlic Bread Slice, Ranch Style Beans, and Potato Salad
What I Had:
I had a half rack of the Pork Ribs, the Chopped Brisket Sandwich, the Ranch Style Beans, Potato Salad, a slice of Garlic Toast, and the Banana Pudding for good measure. Love me a good rack (or half rack in this case) of ribs, these were cooked to perfection so that the meat was firm enough to hold, but also falling off the bone! Also it had a good dry rub to it and was served dry with two sauces on the side – their Original BBQ Sauce and the Carolina Mustard. The Original was pretty good, not too thick, but not runny, with a nice tang to it. The Carolina Mustard was stellar, even more tang than the Original, and obviously had a fun yellow hue to it. Next up was the Chopped Brisket Sandwich served plain with pickles, red onions, jalapenos, and a cup of Original BBQ sauce. The Beef Brisket was delicious, the fatty parts complimented the meat. I threw on the pickles and onions, then dunked it in the BBQ sauce like the heathen I am (after enjoying it plain first). My only critique would be that the bun they used was a little bland for my liking, I felt a more buttery brioche would complement the luxuriousness of brisket better – toasted on the inside because the heel flew apart like Wonder Bread when the sauce hit it, but I’m aware that’s not how a BBQ Brisket Sandwich is traditionally served. Banana Pudding
The sides were good too, I liked the snap of the celery and green onion in the Potato Salad. The Ranch Style Beans were topped with a little crumbly cheese and had a deep flavor with a little kiss of spicy on the back end, which kept me coming back bite after bite. The Garlic Toast was a standout among a great meal too, on top of the garlic and butter, there was black pepper (?) and extra salt that just made it all pop. Finally, Banana Pudding was awesome, it was a banana crème pudding with NIlla wafers in it, topped with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon. The Nilla wafers had the perfect consistency amongst the pudding and banana slices, not to stiff, but gave an extra dimension and texture to the dish. Just watch out, there is a heavy dusting of cinnamon on top, which I thought was cocoa powder, so I took a bite of just the whipped cream and cinnamon, and inadvertently did the powder cinnamon challenge from a few years ago.
Would I Have It Again:
Absolutely! Food was ready as I walked in at my pick-up time, the BBQ was well done, and the sides and dessert were all smashing. Everything is priced similarly to other BBQ joints in town. Online order was a little difficult to find, but a breeze once I got there. The Garlic Bread is so good, I just would prefer a different bun for the sandwich. So with all of this in mind, Gold Land BBQ gets an Eatin’s SLOCal Rating of – Take-Out Now!
2023.06.10 21:45 HareWarriorInTheDark Trip Report - 12 days in Tokyo, Disneysea, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka. Early 30s couple, late risers!
This sub helped me out a lot so thought I'd share my experience in Japan. Hope I can bring a bit of a different perspective because unlike most of the people that seem to post here, we are definitively not early risers and rarely left the hotel before 1pm every day. Still had a great time and crowds were only an issue in a few places.
We're an early 30s Asian-American couple traveling from Germany, so we're coming at this from a bit of an in-between of Western and Eastern perspective. I have been to Japan when I was 15 with family, but remember basically nothing. It was my wife's first time. We had an absolutely wonderful time and both thought it was the best vacation we've had in years.
The trip was pretty last minute (for my standards at least). I started planning the trip from scratch (no flights, hotels or anything booked) in early April and our trip was May 18-30. We spent 5 days in Tokyo including DisneySea, 2 nights in Hakone, 3 nights in Kyoto including day trip to Nara, and 1 night in Osaka. We flew in to Tokyo Narita and flew out of Osaka Itami. We decided to fly from Osaka to Tokyo instead of bullet train back to Tokyo so we didn't have to buy JR rail pass and worry about luggage. Tokyo
- We stayed in Ginza, which was significantly cheaper than similar hotels in Shibuya or Shinjuku. Maybe it was because I was planning such last minute, but I enjoyed the area just fine. Lots of restaurants and close to Tokyo Station which was convenient.
- Shout out to Star Club in Shinjuku. Had a wonderful Saturday night there drinking til 4am, chatting with other patrons and the super friendly bartender. Mix of locals and tourists.
- T's Tantan Ramen in Tokyo Station was one of my favorite ramen places of the trip (tied with the Michelin star one from Kyoto, but minus the wait). The bowl had a good variety of vegetable ingredients (which didn't seem that common in Japan, most ramen was just noodles and meat) which I really appreciated. Small queue but didn't wait more than 10m.
- The only restaurant reservation we made all trip was at Bon. Vegetarian multi-coursed meal. I would recommend, it was very nice, though sometimes a tad under salted for my taste. My wife loved it though. You get your own little private room to eat, even for two people, which was unexpected and very lovely.
- Asakusa has a tourist center with air conditioning, bathrooms, and an 8th floor view. Nice place for a rest
- Akihabara did nothing for us, as we're not really into anime or games. Pretty skippable if you are similar.
- I thought Ameyoko Shopping District was a disappointment. More like a flea market, it was similar to many Taiwan street/night markets that we've been to before. We also had probably our worst meal in Japan here, at a hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant where the food was extremely mediocre. I would have skipped this place altogether and go to Ueno Park or something instead.
- Character Street in Tokyo Station was very fun to explore, we did a lot of shopping there. Nice place to visit before taking the Shinkansen.
- We enjoyed Takeshita Street in Harajuku. As mentioned before we went at around 8pm and it wasn't too crowded.
- When planning I had thought about skipping Shibuya Scramble but I'm really glad I didn't. Something about witnessing the sheer number of people bustling about was so epic and grand. Reminded me of Saturday midnight at EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) when the atmosphere is electric and everyone is moving from one main stage to another.
- Golden Gai was interesting to look at, but way too claustrophobic for us. Very small alleys and very small bars.
- I enjoyed Tsukiji Market a lot. This is one of the places I would agree with people here and advise you get there early. Take advantage of jet lag and get here before 7am, and it is literally a buffet of delicious fresh foods. (not much choice for vegetarians though sadly). By 8am it was starting to get REALLY crowded. I prefer picking out my sashimi this way as opposed to a restaurant tbh, you can look at many options and pick whatever looks freshest. First time eating Wagyu here, had it on a stick. Delicious. Not the cheapest, but I figured if I ate it at a restaurant I'd also be paying for table service and atmosphere. I'm not big on the "restaurant experience", I'd rather just eat my food and be on my way.
- I thought Hamarikyu Gardens was wonderful. I love city parks where there is green, peaceful nature in the fore ground, contrasted by enormous skyscrapers towering in the background. Hamarikyu Gardens fits that perfectly. Got there right when they opened after visiting Tsukiji Market and it was a perfect way to walk off the big hearty breakfast. ~1 hour at a moderate pace should do it.
- Ginza Corridor after work was very interesting to see around 5-7pm or so. Simply packed to the brim with business folks wearing suits and having a good time after their work day
- We checked the weather and specifically went on a rainy weekday. I highly recommend, it was not crowded at all. Almost all the rides are indoors anyway and most of the queueing is either inside or covered. We got to the park at 2pm and basically rode everything we wanted before the park closed at 9pm with time to spare.
- Popular rides still had 40m-1hour wait, but we used premier pass for Center of the Earth and Soaring. Most we ever waited was 20m for Finding Nemo (similar to Star Tours, all in Japanese but very fun). I checked the app the next day when it was sunny and saw the wait times for each attraction were 3-4x longer.
- Another thing I think the rain helped with was that the premier passes did not sell out. We were able to buy them as late as 6pm to Journey to the Center of the Earth. (Fun ride, but I can't imagine waiting 1.5 hours for it)
- I think Soaring is pretty meh, I'd probably skip it next time. I've been to the one in CA ages ago and remember thinking it was just okay too, but we had extra time so decided to try it here.
- Sinbad was excellent, the ride that most exceeded expectations. It's basically "It's A Small World" but way better animatronics and story telling.
- Indiana Jones is worse than in the one in California (less exciting, no fire effects), but the line was nonexistent so we went on it twice.
- It stopped raining at night too so we were able to catch the Believe show with no issues. It's a good show but it is very long, about 40m. Much longer than I thought. After show is over, there's only about ~1 hour before the park closes, so good time to catch a last ride at one of the popular attractions while the locals are heading home.
- I love how every restaurant has a display in front that shows you what the food will look like. They were all extremely accurate and not at all misleading!
- (not a tip but a rant, is it really necessary to have 10 thousand parking spots when the vast majority of people are going to arrive on Tokyo's world-class public transit system?)
- Open Air Museum was really nice on a pleasant day. It's mostly outdoors. We spent a leisurely two hours there, but you could probably do it in one hour at a brisk pace.
- We left our Ryokan at 1pm to do the Hakone Loop and still completed it comfortably with plenty of time spent on shopping.
- Speaking of shopping, Cat Goods near Gora station was a wonderful little store full of cat stuff!! Our shopping list in Japan was basically to buy as much cat-themed home goods at possible, and we went crazy here. They also do tax-free! Recommend this place if cat-themed goods sounds interesting to you, the shop people were super nice!
- We stayed 2 nights 3 days in a Ryokan. I purchased Hakone free pass for 3 days, which was maybe not worth it. The first and last day we only took transport to leave Hakone to Odawara station, so I think it would have been cheaper to use the IC card to pay for it ad-hoc instead of an entire extra "free pass" day. Might be worth looking in to.
- If you have the Freepass, don't tag IC card at the stations. Show your Freepass to the attendant instead. It can't be a screenshot, they need to see the day
- Google Maps was great everywhere except Hakone. For some reason it was especially unreliable here, it led us stray a few times.
- Busses are faster for getting around, but have very little space for luggage and seemed packed with locals. If time is not an issue, I'd ride the Hakonetozan Line with your luggage, much more comfortable and more space.
- If you can spare the money, getting a private onsen was really really nice. Plus you can drink while you chill!
- Had an excellent time at Gion Bar M16, favorite bar experience we went to in Japan. The owner was super friendly and welcoming, and was himself a very interesting person that has lived a full life and travelled all over the world. Very interesting to talk to. He was also very knowledgeable about whiskey and drank whiskey with us while letting us try some different whiskeys and giving recs about what to buy and bring home. Also gave us lots of delicious and interesting snacks while we got drunk together. We also met a friend of the owner there who is a foreigner that has been living in Japan for 8 years, and gave us some recs.
- One of his recs was Eikan-do Temple as a less-crowded temple option. Good rec! We really enjoyed this place a lot. Probably our favorite temple out of the 5 or so we visited. They have this really extensive "shoes-off" wooden walkway on support beams. It felt like exploring a big tree house, because the wooden part went up the cliff as well. The insides areas were also very extravagant and intricate. Not so many tourists, even Sunday middle of the day. I really recommend as well!
- Another of his recs was Men-ya Inoichi (has a Michelin star). You line up when the shop opens to get a ticket, and then come back at a designated time, though there's still a wait before you actually eat. We probably waited ~50m in total, 20m at the beginning and 30m when we returned. Even then, thought it wasn't worth the time. Don't get me wrong it was very good, but IMO not significantly better than other ramen places.
- Kodai-ji Temple was a miss for us, especially after Eikan-do. Thought it wasn't that interesting, would have skipped.
- Kiyomizu-dera was indeed very nice, but very very crowded. Another place I would actually either going early or late for.
- The shopping street in front of Kiyomizu-dera was super fun to browse, but also very crowded.
- Had lunch at this tucked away Soba restaurant in an alley that was very nice, one of my favorite meals in Japan. Owner was friendly and spoke in Japanese to a translator that replayed his words in English. Noodles nice and chewy. Good experience, felt very personal!
- We visited Yasaka-jinja Shrine and Maruyama Park both in the evening and during the day, and much much prefer it when it's dark. Less crowded and there are cute little lamps that are lit up and make the whole place look magical.
- Arrived in Nara station at ~2:30pm and left at 7pm. Felt like we saw plenty.
- Nothing new to add, the bowing deer are fun to visit and feed, though they can be quite aggressive. We went on Saturday and there was large crowds of children in their school uniforms, but we didn't really mind it too much.
- Isuien Garden and Yoshikien Garden are both very nice gardens, good place to get away from crowds for some peace and quiet.
- Didn't spend much time in Osaka, but Dontonburi was fun to walk through and shop.
- Ate at a very nice Okonomiyaki restaurant. It was our first time eating it so can't compare it to anywhere else, but the staff was super friendly and bubbly and we had an excellent time there. They also have a little dice game you can play to "gamble" on getting a drink for free, or "lose" and get the drink double sized and also pay 2x the price
- Shout out to our hotel, Hotel Royal Classic Osaka. We were only there for one night, but my god this hotel was so convenient. Directly connected to the subway station via an elevator, and also has a 24-hour FamilyMart you can enter from the lobby. It was also only 3m walking away from a airport limousine bus, which made going to the airport super easy. If we ever visit Osaka for a longer stay, we would definitely book this hotel again.
- The flipside to getting to a popular tourist spot early, is to get there very late. We visited Takeshita Street in Harajuku at 8pm at night and it was very comfortably not crowded. Also noticed other tourists spots tended to clear up near closing time, like Senso-Ji in Asakusa.
- As everyone says, toilets are generally as clean as you can reasonably expect, everywhere from parks to gardens to subway stations. Nastiest toilet I saw was in Don Quixote at 1am, trash everywhere.
- 7/11 seemed to have English featured more prominently on their products labels compared to other convenience store chains. All the convenience store food options seemed very similar, so I started to favor 7/11 for the language convenience. (FamilyMart had English in super tiny letters on the side of the label lol)
- In one of those small counter seating type restaurants, I saw someone take the wrong backpack when they left (didn't know it was the wrong backpack at the time ). A few minutes later, the person who's backpack was taken got up to leave, and was very confused trying to find his backpack. He spent a long 10m talking to the restaurants folks (in Japanese), before the original guy came back super apologetic. Anyway keep an eye on your stuff. I know Japan is a safe country, but accidents do happen.
- One trick we had was to tie a little charm or hair tie to the handle of our umbrella, making it less likely someone would accidentally take yours from the sea of indistinguishable white plastic umbrellas.
- Yes there's a lot of walking. My feet tend to get damp if I'm out all day and foot powder works wonders, highly recommend it. Picked up this trick while attending music festivals.
- No issues with tax refunds and customs. We packed some of our stuff in carry-on in case they inspected, but nothing happened.
- Used Ubigi esim and it was perfect. I bought 10gb and used 7gb over our trip, doing most of the navigation and planning. My wife bought 1gb and used about 700mb with just random internet surfing. I will 100% be using this service for travel to other countries in the future, not just Japan, it was so damn convenient.
- Definitely leave extra time for navigating subway stations, those things are like enormous underground malls.
- Shinkansen app didn't work for our iphone country (Germany), but I was able to use the mobile web browser pretty easily. Great for free, last-minute rescheduling of Shinkansen tickets when we inevitably take too long shopping.
- Apple Wallet Suica / IC card worked like a charm (with AMEX and Mastercard). One thing though it that it can sometimes take up to 1 minute for the money to load onto the account, so don't wait until the very last minute and accidentally hold up the bus.
- Taxis are green when someone is in it and red when they are free (at least in Tokyo?). Confused the hell out of drunk me at 4am in the morning. I think in Kyoto it is orange instead when someone is in them, and the orange/red difference is quite hard to spot from far away.
- On that note, I had sorta assumed the metro runs all night in Tokyo, but this is definitely not the case. They stop service from about midnight to 5am, so keep an eye on the last train if you do intend to catch it. Otherwise you'll have to take a more-expensive-than-usual taxi (captive markets), but not a big deal. We thought it was typically priced in comparison to most other US and European cities.
- We had a choice between a 1 hour or 3 hour layover in Tokyo NRT and we chose 3 hour because we weren't sure how long it would take to transfer from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 in NRT. In actuality it took less than 30m, so the 1 hour would have probably been fine. We didn't mind the extra buffer time to relax though.- Absolutely enormous plane flying between Osaka and Tokyo. Like literally it was the size of a transatlantic plane, with 10 seats in each row, for a sub 1 hour flight, completely full with business travelers (judging by their suits and brief cases).
- We aren't big foodies; we like Japanese food a lot but food isn't really a top priority for us while traveling. Some of our favorite meals were from 7/11 (kelp & bonito flavoured tofu stick, sukiyaki beef over rice, fish flavored cheese snacks, grilled squid. Yum!)
- Most meals were good, if a bit straightforward. At least the places we ate at, main courses seemed to be carb heavy, with a side of meat, and little else. I know we could have gotten side dishes, but the portion sizes were too big for us to order more.
- Very few vegetables in general, and if there were some they were pickled. (Guess it makes sense for an island country). I usually bring fiber pills with me when traveling and do recommend it for Japan too.
- Wife is vegetarian, I am not. Japan is not particularly vegetarian friendly if you don't like tofu, which fortunately my wife does. Most places did have at least one tofu option, so it worked out okay for us. She doesn't follow it super strictly though. A few times she would order a dish and I would just pick out the meat from her bowl.
- Portion sizes were a LOT bigger than I thought they would be. I think maybe we are just small eaters. US and European portions are a little bit bigger I suppose, but Japanese portion sizes were too big even for us. Especially ramen! It was crazy to see folks wolf down an giant bowl of ramen, then ask for an extra helping of noodles with their remaining soup, and finish that up too.
- We only made one reservation beforehand and waited in line over 10m once. Worked out fine for us.
- Restaurants tend to do last call an hour or more before closing, so don't get there too late. Happened to us twice before we learned our lesson, got to a restaurant about one hour before the listed closing hours and they turned us away.
- The Japanese palette seems to be much more subtle than typical western palette, and notably less salty. We often find Asian food at US/German restaurants too salty or saucy. Even then, some of the food we ate was bordering on the minimum range of my taste buds to almost be bland. Just my opinion, most of it was good but sometimes the lack of salt was pretty noticeable to me. My wife tends to like things less salty than me though and she thoroughly enjoyed all of those meals no problem. Soup noodle places like ramen and udon are excluded from this, those were usually perfectly salted to my taste.
- Walking while eating seemed fine. I saw at least 3 different instances of Japanese people doing it.
- Apparently there are no laws banning public drinking in Japan. You can drink alcohol on the street no problem, but I rarely saw people doing that (unlike here in Germany where people seem to take full advantage of it and also leave trash everywhere). I did see a few groups of Japanese people doing it at night in Tokyo, usually near bus stops, and the next morning saw the empty bottles and cans. Guess there are litterers everywhere. We had a beer in the park at night, weren't loud about it and took our trash with us. That was very pleasant.
- Hotels always have liquid or foam hand soap! I hate the bar soaps that most Western hotels provide in the room, so I usually bring my own liquid hand soap. Was totally not necessary for this trip.
- Lots of people on this sub have mentioned check-in time being very precise, as in you rarely can check in before the designated time. We didn't experience this first hand. But on the flip side, we did find out that check out time is very precise too! They start calling your room about 15-20m after your check out time. This is in contrast to most American/European hotels that we've stayed at, which are in my experience very lax about their check out times. We can often get away with leaving the room at 1-2 hours after the stated check out time (we're late risers). Not so in Japan.
- Agree with other people's advice that booking a hotel close to a big subway station is probably the most important factor. It sucks having to walk 10m to the station every single day, and it is amazing when it is close. Also being close to a 24/7 convenience store was also very nice for late night munchies.
- We only knew sumimasen, konichiwa, and arigato gozaimasu and got alone just fine (lots of hand gestures!). We do know a bit of Mandarin Chinese though so that was helpful with reading signs.Some places knew Mandarin better than English and would switch to that if they thought we could speak it. Chinese tourism seems like big business (we saw a ton of Chinese tourists everywhere) so I guess it makes sense for people in tourism industry to cater towards that. Announcements (like over train stations) always went Japanese, English, often Chinese, then sometimes Korean.
* I thought it was kind of expensive, but it does make things easier.- ○ Tokyo -> Hakone: 2310 yen- ○ Hakone to Kyoto: 2630 yen- ○ Kyoto -> Osaka: 1940 yen. * I feel like for that price you could take a taxi to and from your hotels to the train station and it wouldn't be much more work. There was plenty of space on the Shinkansen to put smaller checked luggage overhead. Then you don't have to prepack things the day before. * For the first leg Tokyo -> Hakone, we shipped two checked luggage which was about ~32 euros. After that we only shipped one, not two. * The middle ground we found was to designate one suitcase as souvenirs and dirty laundry and forwarded it every time. We would then travel with two carry-ons and one checked luggage. YMMV depending on your number of luggage and ease of carrying them.
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2023.06.10 21:38 oneagatha91 The POI walked from HOG to The Mosaic and then where? How far could he have walked from 1pm on Tuesday until it got dark? Did he have a cell phone to call for a ride? Did he take the bus? Did he walk back home? Where did he live? Any camera footage of the POI walking or in 7-11?
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I was a tourist in Palm Springs from June 1st-June 8th and wanted to thank everyone on this sub whose posts I have been reading for the past few months in preparation for this trip. My wife and I stayed at an Air BnB at Plaza Villas
, which was the perfect location for us. Just blocks from downtown and thanks to the unseasonably cool first week of June weather, we were able to do a lot of walking.
Here's the rundown: The Sandwich Spot:
We ate there twice. Great sandwiches, friendly staff, and the sourdough and Dutch crunch rolls are delicious. Wilma and Frieda's:
We met a local friend there for breakfast. He had never had breakfast there and he enjoyed it. So did we! Good service and breakfast was great. Enjoyed the blackberry custard French toast. Otori:
I had asked for sushi recommendations and this is where we ended up. The service and ambiance were fine, but the rolls we ordered all had a lot of sauce on top. Not a fan. Maybe we should have ordered different rollls? Will try somewhere else for sushi next time. Rick's Diner:
We are breakfast people and loved Rick's. Great diner food. Super friendly staff. Big portions. And they open early which was nice. Michoacán Ice Cream:
Found this little spot in Cat City and really enjoyed our paletas. Refreshing and fresh. Happy Nails:
Went for pedicures. They were able to fit us in without an appointment. Nice people, comfortable and clean salon, reasonably priced. Customers of all ages, including some elderly men. It was a good experience. Bliss Chakra Spa:
This is down in Palm Desert. We had a 90-minute couples massage. It was excellent. Very comfortable space and the two therapists were amazing. La Perlita:
Initially we were going to meet a friend at La Tablita but they were closed so we went here. Had a very good lunch of shrimp tacos, rice, and beans. Loved it. In fact, our friend who had never been to La Perlita before said he preferred it over La Tablita. Agua Caliente Casino:
Since we were staying right across the street, we popped in to play some slots. The staff is very friendly and we liked that it was smoke-free. (When we lived in CA 7 years ago, smoking was still allowed in the Indian casinos) My wife won 80.00 after just two spins and cashed out. Koffi:
Just a couple blocks from where we were staying. Excellent coffee drinks and friendly staff. Nice space. We never go to Starbucks and are always happy to support local coffee shops. This place is so good. Billy Reed's:
Nope. Our friend who has lived in PS for 30 years wanted us to go there to meet him for lunch and so we did. It reminded me of hospital food. We ordered the soup and half sandwich. It was passable but I would never eat there again. You could tell by the other people eating there that it is a PS institution and that people return over and over. Not my thing. Luna Sourdough Bakery:
Drove up to visit a friend in 29 Palms and stopped in Yucca Valley on our way back down the hill. Really excellent sourdough. We also had a slice of the lemon tart. Fun place and full of locals. Joshua Tree Farmers Market:
We happened to be in PS the week between the outdoor farmers market and the indoor farmers market so we visited the one in Joshua Tree. It was great. Terrific citrus, melons, berries, all the produce was so good. Huge reason we plan to flee the Midwest and return to California. Great produce year-round. Palm Springs Art Museum:
Wow. This is a great art museum. The docents were very helpful. Wonderful art on display. Loved the sculpture gardens. Would definitely get a membership if/when we move to PS.
Other pluses: Free parking everywhere. Four hours of free covered parking downtown. Plaza Villas has two very nice swimming pools and a spa. WIDE streets. Traffic signals that are well timed. Not a lot of potholes. Clean streets, we saw very little litter. No "hoards" of unhoused people as some Redditors have claimed. Never felt unsafe. Super walkable.
The only downside: Great airport BUT needs a bit more space for people waiting to board flights.
Thanks Palm Springs! We had a wonderful week. Looking forward to returning and maybe buying a home. Dale Chihuly exhibit at PS Art Museum.
2023.06.10 18:42 somespeculation Harry and Meg’s Montecito Home: Chateau of Riven Rock - financial details, real estate prices and the home’s history. In my opinion, it's not a good investment. Fact checked.
Their home, the Olive Garden Purgatory for Displaced Overseas Royals, was purchased for $14.65mil in an off market sale in June 2020, mortgaged.
LA Times Confirmation: https://archive.ph/QgYkz
All of this is from a 'source close to the couple'. The final paragraph is clout listing nearby celebrity homes; final paragraph connecting the house to Oprah's neighbour. HISTORY - Unsettling
Check out it’s true, unsettling history about a mentally ill man who was confined there for decades: https://archive.ph/2023.06.04-172407/https://www.hellomagazine.com/homes/2020081895556/prince-harry-meghan-markle-house-riven-rock-estate-history/ OFFICIAL DETAILS ON SUSSEX PURCHASE
Formal name is “Chateau of Riven Rock.” https://archive.ph/2023.06.04-170042/https://nypost.com/article/inside-prince-harry-meghan-markle-house-montecito/
Address: 765 Rockbridge Rd
Value: $14.65mil in Aug 2021, mortgaged. Originally attempted to sell for $49.4mil in 2015: https://archive.ph/2023.03.17-154553/http://www.extravaganzi.com/2015/05/03/the-chateau-of-riven-rock-montecito-on-sale-for-495-million/
Then reduced to $35 mil. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/shut-the-front-door--54606214208991974/
And promoted in the LA Times in 2015 again for $35mil. https://archive.ph/2020.08.16-045136/https://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/hot-property/la-fi-hotprop-montecito-chateau-20150612-story.html
Then reduced again for $22.9 mil. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/520306563183572045/
By Oct 2020, listed on Giggster for rentals at $700/hr. https://archive.is/2021.12.12-055410/https://www.montecitojournal.net/2020/10/29/harry-and-meghans-riven-rock-estate-on-giggste
Purchased from Russian oligarch, Sergey Grishin, who clearly took a multi million dollar loss in selling the property. https://archive.ph/2022.03.06-220608/https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8625319/How-Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markle-snapped-14-7m-dream-home-monster-Russian-tycoon.html
Appears to be owned by Rockbridge LLC, under Grishin.
Rockbridge LLC also took out two federal covid loans for under $50,000 in 2021 that appear to have been paid off in full or “forgiven.” https://archive.ph/2023.06.04-180558/https://www.federalpay.org/paycheck-protection-program/rockbridge-llc-santa-barbara
The address for Rockbridge LLC is the same as the Wells Fargo in Montecito: 1482 E Valley Rd. Could theoretically have a box there.
Thie Rockbridge LLC shows up a bit with the financial deep dive, but appears to be a bit of a red herring as it only correlates to public record availability pre-Harry and Meg's purchase.
Grishin has since died.
Additional property records for previous owners and their LLCs: https://homemetry.com/house/765+ROCKBRIDGE+RD,+Santa+Barbara+CA https://archive.ph/2023.06.04-180043/http://www.city-data.com/santa-barbara-county/Rockbridge-Road-1.html So who actually owns it?
Update: Excellent work by a fellow sinner determined it was purchased via Real Residential Estate Trust whose address is identical to Meg’s business manager at the time in Bev Hills.
It can also be searched for on this sub under, "Who Really Owns the Montecito Olive Garden". https://archive.ph/pnYEU What they’ve said about it:
- there is a "stomach churning smell" from a nearby bird sanctuary
- may not be able to insure and/or insurance is huge due to it being in mudslide zone
- they are not “over the moon” about it. EAGER TO SELL AND MOVE ELSEWHERE
Confirmed in Jan 2022: https://archive.ph/8HtsV
As recently as Aug 2022, even sympathetic Marie Claire mag is citing a 'source' that they are eager to sell and move. This article reads like a PR real estate advertisement for the home. https://archive.ph/vjNJt TAXATION DETAILS Tax assessment for 2021 - 2022 is $141,000 roughly. Taxed at a rate of 1.04%….which seems to be more of a business tax rate….ownership intentionally omitted/redacted. Current value of the home assessed at just under: $13.3 mil.
The 2021-2022 tax records for their address: https://archive.ph/2023.06.04-175254/https://mytaxes.sbtaxes.org/WebPages/ReportHandler.aspx?ReportRequest=bill/PROD/SEC/202100002021100936611
Interestingly, they are listed as a Prop 13/AB8 which is why their initial taxes were soooo low at 1.04%. This means their property taxes are reevaluated with the current market value of their property as measured by the sale price for change of ownership. https://taxes.co.santa-barbara.ca.us/propertytax/taxrates.asp?FiscalYear=2022&TRA=061008 https://www.sccassessor.org/faq/understanding-proposition-13 Here’s the really deep dives for fiscally interested sinners: https://www.edcgov.us/Government/Auditor-ControllePropTax/pages/distribution_of_proposition_13_s_1__general_property_tax.aspx https://content.civicplus.com/api/assets/43f8a34b-36ec-4959-8a9b-3f1bf4bfec17 IF/WHEN THEY SELL, OTHER NEARBY PROPERTIES FOR COMPARISON
- Neighbour’s home:
Address: Photo in the article places it next door to Harry and Meg's home.
Value: For sale in March 2021 for $22.5 mil. https://archive.ph/2023.06.04-165225/https://nypost.com/2021/03/08/montecito-home-next-to-prince-harry-meghan-markle-on-sale-for-29m/ 45 days on the market, then an offer, then a press release stating that they are still open to other offers. This usually indicates it was a low ball offer significantly below the asking price. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/757027018614924479/
Let’s take a moment to fully acknowledge their authentic, “at home” 'documentary' had the majority not actually filmed at their home.
- Netflix Montecito filming home:
Address: 888 Lilac Drive
Value: Listed Dec 2022 for $33.5 mil. https://archive.ph/2023.06.04-173046/https://robbreport.com/sheltehomes-for-sale/harry-and-meghan-documentary-compound-lists-1234787523/
This was where they filmed Netflix. It was filmed in another Montecito home they passed off indirectly as theirs, as they never clarified it was not their home during filming their 'behind the scenes'. Harry was likely paranoid about a security risk, whereas Meg likely saw an opportunity for implied flexing. She knows the Olive Garden beige property is dated. Filmed in a home valued over twice as much as theirs.
As of March 2023, still on the market at its original price. https://archive.ph/2023.06.04-173844/https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/inside-the-montecito-villa-where-harry-and-meghan-filmed-their-documentary-25a05f99
- Neighbour’s home #3
Address: 830 Riven Rock Rd. According to Google maps, a 2 min drive or 7 min walk from the Sussexes.
Value: Sold for $14.5mil in Apr 2022. https://archive.ph/2023.06.04-171250/https://www.redfin.com/CA/Santa-Barbara/830-Riven-Rock-Rd-93108/home/21608407
. IN SUM:
- they do own it, via a speculated Meg-created LLC, mortgaged
- they bought it heavily discounted, after multiple markdowns and even rentals
- there are major problems, that they themselves at times continued to publicize
- they are avoiding filming there (Spare interviews at San Ysidro, Oprah interview, Netflix) outside of the 40x40 ball juggling Harry while Meg reigns from her Bench of beige throne.
- their property tax rate is VERY low
No confirmation on if one, both, or neither are living there. However, there are multiple reports swirling that Harry (or Meg) may regularly retreat to a room at San Ysidro Ranch. This includes the thank you card recently publicized for the bike Archie was recently gifted for his birthday, but interestingly publicized a month later, sent from an employee of SYR. Google maps puts it at a. 7 min drive from their address.
Also keep in mind any RivenRock allusions in online accounts, donations, or LLCs....perhaps could be illuminating for who is behind them. So there you have it. Make of it what you will.
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2023.06.10 18:30 smbrynien Complete List of Gluten Free Places to Eat in Philly
My partner has celiac and we have lived in Philly for a long time and eaten at many places in Philly and the surrounding suburbs, so I thought I would post my list of all the places she is able to eat at safely and that we like. Feel free to add any suggestions or places you have been to in order to help grow this list.
Obviously everyone has a different level of sensitivity to gluten, I cannot speak for cross-contamination at these places. If that is a concern to you, please call ahead to verify.
Some personal favorites of ours:
|Restaurant ||Cuisine ||Location |
|Schmear It ||Bagels ||Center City/University City |
|Batter & Crumbs ||Bakery ||Passyunk |
|Flakely ||Bakery ||Manayunk |
|Happy Mixer ||Bakery ||Chalfont/Langhorne |
|High Fidelity ||Bakery ||South Philly |
|Taffets ||Bakery ||Italian Market |
|P.S. & Co. ||Bakery/Cafe ||Rittenhouse |
|Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse ||BBQ ||Northeast Philly |
|Winkel ||Brunch ||Washington Square West |
|P'unk Burger ||Burgers ||South Philly |
|Front Street ||Cafe ||Fishtown |
|Gilda ||Cafe ||Fishtown |
|EMei ||Chinese ||Chinatown |
|Unit Su Vege ||Chinese Vegetarian ||Fairmount |
|Fox & Son Fair Foods ||Corn Dogs/Funnel Cake/etc. ||Redding Terminal |
|T-Swirl Crepe ||Crepes ||Chinatown |
|Okie Dokie Donuts ||Donuts ||South Philly |
|Doro Bet ||Ethiopian ||University City |
|Lovebird ||Fried Chicken Sandwiches ||Various (suburbs) |
|El Merkury ||Guatemalan ||Rittenhouse |
|Real Food Eatery ||Health Food ||Rittenhouse |
|Veda ||Indian ||Rittenhouse |
|Cry Baby Pasta ||Italian ||Queen Village |
|Giorgio on Pine ||Italian ||Washington Square West |
|Panorama ||Italian ||Old City |
|Prunella ||Italian ||Center City |
|Double Knot ||Japanese ||Center City |
|Jomon ||Japanese BBQ ||Center City |
|Moonbowls ||Korean Bowls ||Girard |
|Bar Bombon ||Latin American ||Rittenhouse |
|Mission Taqueria ||Mexican ||Rittenhouse |
|&Pizza ||Pizza ||Rittenhouse/University City |
|Couch Tomato ||Pizza ||Manayunk |
|D'Oliva ||Pizza ||Northern Liberties |
|Emmy Squared ||Pizza ||Queen Village |
|Jules Thin Crust ||Pizza ||Various (suburbs) |
|Slice ||Pizza ||Italian Market |
|Prohibition Taproom ||Pub ||Poplar |
|SouthHouse ||Pub ||South Philly |
|Jay's Steak and Hoagie Joint ||Sandwiches ||Langhorne |
|Middle Child ||Sandwiches ||Washington Square West/Fishtown |
|High Street ||Sandwiches/Pastries ||Washington Square West |
|DanDan ||Sichuan/Taiwanese ||Rittenhouse |
|Kalaya ||Thai ||Fishtown |
|Primary Plant Based ||Vegan ||Fishtown |
|Puyero ||Venezuelan ||Queen Village |
- Doro Bet has incredible GF fried chicken
- Panorama has incredible homemade GF pasta, most other places use store bought GF pasta
- Puyero is just absolutely delicious
- Okie Dokie donuts are phenomenal and deliver
- Middle Child sandwiches are the best and the GF bread is a Focaccia
- Mission Taqueria has great tacos and margaritas
- Jules Pizza is the best but it is out in the suburbs unfortunately
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2023.06.10 18:08 calon76 Can you help indetify this larva please. Location Germany
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A small nest on my bbq. Diameter of the nest ca. 3-4 cm. Maggot or larva. Living outside. Does anyone know what this is? Thank you in advance. submitted by calon76 to whatsthisbug [link] [comments]
2023.06.10 17:56 thisismadeofwood Trip to Dust Bowl Brewing in Elk Grove, CA
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This was the first time we’ve made it to their Elk Grove location, which is an old historic railway building of some kind. Similar style of aesthetic to the Monterey location but definitely a larger building. I guess both spots are historical railway locations so it makes sense. submitted by thisismadeofwood to CraftBeer [link] [comments]
Lots of other smaller craft breweries around too, so if this is too close to the large limit of craft beer for you it can be a starting or ending point to a pretty full day of adventure.
Definitely recommend, and their new release Mouthful Of Miracles is a solid, solid beer to try.
2023.06.10 16:01 VeryLazyLewis Am I Karen or not for wanting to complain about my neighbours BBQ?
Hi all. I’m a northerner and have only lived here less than a year. I live in flats and obviously not use to living in such a highly populated areas with lots of flats so am not sure of etiquette of certain things.
I live on the 3rd floor of some flats and the ground floor people have small square gardens, about 20 by 20 feet.
A guy just moved in and has bought what looks like an expensive BBQ which has forced me to have to close all the windows in my flat. I have 4 windows on that side of my flat and only one on the other.
With it only being the start of summer and being literally 30c today, am I an ass for complaining about this?
I can’t open my windows, my flat is boiling, I can’t dry my clothes on a rack, my flat now stinks of smoke, and I can’t imagine this being an irregular thing as the thing looks expensive.
The entire block is managed by one company so it’s easy to complain. I feel like a party pooper but now I can’t live comfortably in my flat. What’s reasonable and what’s not?
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2023.06.10 15:06 Sufficient_Mammoth17 What are the repercussions of renting a shared ownership property?
So a bit of a long story. My friend (let's call him Barry) bought his flat a while ago, however decided to rent it out when he moved in with his wife (this was about 5 years ago). They didnt buy a new property together, he moved into a house she already owned. However he is still very much mates with the other people living in his old building and often gets invited to events and such. They were having a bbq in the shared garden last night and Barry invited me along since we were due for a catch up anyway.
I was chatting to one of the other residents and we got talking about the high mortgage interest rates, cost of living etc. Since this person was living on her own a two bed I said "if you're interested in renting your other room for some extra money, I'm sure Barry can help you! He managed to get some nice tenants." This person was really confused - apparently Barry had told everyone that he sold the flat when he moved out. All the flats in the building are shared ownership (which I didn't know) which means you are not allowed to sublet either part or all of the property (which I also didn't know).
I said "oh I must have made a mistake, ignore me" and hastily changed the subject. However I know for sure that Barry still owns his flat because he does often talk about his tenants.
I am now freaking out that I've dropped Barry in it and this other resident will inform the building owner what Barry is doing - she seemed pretty cross and probably not totally convinced that I had made a mistake with what I said.
What is the worst that can happen to Barry at this point? Is a slap on the wrist in this type of situation common?
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2023.06.10 14:49 EcstaticAnteater5424 First Timer Itinerary Check! (Tokyo-Fuji-Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo) 19 FULL DAYS [+ 2 travel days]
London couple (mid thirties) visiting Japan late April - early May 2024 for the first time. This is a belated honeymoon - we were meant to go in 2020 but for obvious reasons were unable to :(
Husband is massive Nintendo/ Pokémon fan.I love historical holidays but can find food tricky when travelling as I’m vegetarian (dairy is fine but no meat/ fish).
Would be grateful of any feedback on sights chosen and days of week/ times of day planned to visit.Please assume for day trips that we will arrive as early as we possibly can face!
I also have some specific questions detailed below so would be grateful of any pointers please!
**Day 0 (Friday)**LHR - HND
Day 1 (Saturday) Tokyo- Arrive in HND around 11am- Go to Hotel Blossom Hibiya
Spend afternoon in Ginza/ Chuo City- Head to Okuno Building, check out Room 306 if open- Pokémon Centre Tokyo DX- Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store- Grab something to eat at T’s Tantan- Head back to Hotel Blossom Hibiya
Day 2 (Sunday) Tokyo
Spend morning in Asakusa area- Asakusa Shrine- Senso-ji Temple- Checkout Tokyo Skytree- Visit Kirby Cafe (will look to book in advance)
Spend afternoon in Akihabara- No specific plans other than to be sure to check out Super Potato- Explore! Play in the arcades!- Maybe walk up to Ueno park if we feel like it- Eat dinner at Bon restaurant- Head back to Hotel Blossom Hibiya
Day 3 (Monday) Day Trip to Kamakura & Enoshima- Kotoku-in (arrive around 9am)- Hasedera- Early lunch at Cotonoha- Komachi-dori street- Tsurugaoka Hachimangu- Enoshima Benzaiten Nakamise Doir- Enoshima Shrine- Enoshima Daishi- Enoshima Sea Candle- Head back to Hotel Blossom Hibiya (leave about 5:30pm)- Dinner at Mutsukari
Day 4 (Tuesday) Tokyo
Explore Shinjuku area- Go up Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building first thing- Explore Shinjuku National Garden- Head back to Hotel late afternoon & freshen up- Get the New York Bar at Park Hyatt for drinks around 5pm- Dinner at Shuwashua Peace at around 7:30pm- Explore Shinjuku nightlife (Kabukicho area)
Day 5 (Wednesday) Day Trip to NikkoQUESTION: is it better to go to Kegon Falls in the morning or afternoon?Will probably bring snacks for lunch or grab a quick bite to optimise time!
Here’s my current plan:- Shinkyo Bridge (arrive 9am)- Nikkozan Rinnoji Temple- Nikko Toshogu- Nikko Futarasan jinja- Kanmangafuchi Abyss- Kegon Falls- Back to Tokyo (leave around 7pm)- Dinner TBD
Day 6 (Thursday) Tokyo- Ghibli Museum (hoping to nab a 10am ticket)- Check out Hard Off Kichijoji- Back to Shinjuki Station, aiming to leave around 1ish
QUESTION: is this too much for half a day, assuming we’re here until late?
Spend afternoon in Shibuya area- Meiji Jingu- Harajuku- Go up Shibuya Sky- Check out Shibuya Scramble- Rub Akita dog- Head to Center-Street- Visit Pokemon Centre- Visit Nintendo Centre- Dinner at Tudore Tranquility around 8pm- Head back to Hotel Blossom Hibiya
Day 7 (Friday) Tokyo + travel to Mt. Fuji- Check out teamLab Planets- Check out Tokyo Tower- Lunch at Diago- Around 3pm - make way to Mt. Fuji- Arrive at around 6:30pm at Hotel Konansou- Grab dinner at Pizza Onda at around 7:30pm- Head back to Hotel Konansou
Day 8 (Saturday) Mt. Fuji + travel to Osaka- Watch sunrise from Kawaguchiko Bridge- Check out Chureito Pagoda- Walk around Lake Kawaguchiko- Be on 5pm bus from Kawaguchi station to Mishima Station- Take train from Mishima to Shin-Osaka- Arrive at Hotel The Flag around 10:30pm
Day 9 (Sunday) Osaka
QUESTION: is this too much for one day? I could push some activities out to Day 12…
- Osaka Castle- Shinsekai- Nipponbashi Debden Town- Hozenji- Dontobori- Back to Hotel the Flag- Dinner at Paprika Shokudo Vegan- Drinks & karaoke
Day 10 (Monday) Osaka- Super Nintendo World- Maybe check out Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel, if feeling inclined…?- Back to Hotel The Flag- Check out teamLab Botanical Garden- Dinner at Vegetarian Meals ROCCA- Maybe have a drink or two at a bar near the hotel- Back to Hotel The Flag
Day 11 (Tuesday) Day Trip to Miyajima, Hiroshima & Himeji Castle- Itsukushima- Hiroshima- Stop off at Himeji Castle on way back to Osaka- Back to Hotel The Flag- Dinner TBD - reckon we’ll be back quite late…
Day 12 (Wednesday) Osaka + travel over to Kyoto
QUESTION: Not too sure about the plan for this - maybe we’ll want to go back to any areas we want to from Day 8?
Current ideas/ plans are:- Check out Amerika-Mura?- Check out Abeno Harukas?- Get cheesecake?- Have early-ish dinner somewhere? Saijiki Vegan restaurant?- Take 8:21pm train to Kyoto- Check into The Gate Hotel Kyoto at around 9pm- Have drink at hotel/ head to bed
Day 13 (Thursday) Kyoto- Hanamikoji Street- Yasaka-jinja Shrine- Maruyama Park- Chion-in- Lunch at Zirael Vegan Restaurant- Nanzen-ji Temple- Eikan-do Temple- Philosophers Path- Higashiyama Jisho-ji- Taxi back to The Gate Hotel Kyoto- Dinner at Gyoza ChaoChao
Day 14 (Friday) Day Trip to Nara- Nara Park- Todai-ji & Todai-ji Daibutsuden- Namdaimon Gate- Todai-ji Nigatsudo- Lunch at Vegan Cafe Ramuna- Bit more Nara Park-ing- Back to The Gate Hotel Kyoto- Dinner at Teppan Tavern Tenamonya at around 6:30pm- Visit Fushimi Imari at around 8pm- Check out Ojamakan Fukakusa Store around 9pm- Back to The Gate Hotel Kyoto at around 9:30pm
Day 15 (Saturday) Kyoto
QUESTION: Should I go to Nara on Saturday and do this day on Friday, in terms of crowds?
- Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Templ- Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple- Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street- Gio-ji- Jakko-ji- Lunch at Tenryuji Temple Shigetsu- Tenryu-ji- Arashiyama Bambbo Grove- Togetsu-Kyo Bridge- Arashiyama Park (see Poke Lid)- Back to The Gate Hotel- Dinner at Itadakizen Kyoto
Day 16 (Sunday) Kyoto- Kinkaku-ji- Ryoan-ji- Lunch at Tofu Restaurant Saigen-in- Take a taxi to: Hokan-ji Temple- Visit Nineizaka Starbucks- Kiyomizu-dera- Higashiyama Ward- Back to The Gate Hotel- Dinner at Hyssop
Day 17 (Monday) Kyoto + travel back to Tokyo- Fushimi Inari- Rengeo-in- Pop into Marufukuro hotel- Lunch TBD- Check out Nishiki Market- Stroll around Gion- Dinner TBD- Catch 8pm train back to Tokyo- Check into Hotel Hillarys Akasaka for night
Day 18 (Tuesday) Tokyo + Day 19 (Wednesday) Tokyo
QUESTION: I haven’t made an solid plans for my last two days in Tokyo, would like it to be relatively chilled - got some ideas though so feedback very welcome!
Current ideas/ plans are to:- Check into Hishinoya Hotel for last two nights- Check out Roppongi area maybe on Monday? Wasn’t too sure what there is to “do“ there???- Check out Imperial Palace maybe on Tuesday ?- Husband would like to go to Pokémon Centre Mega Tokyo - is it worth trek as we’ll have been to two other Pokemon Centre’s already??
We’ll travel back to London on Day 20 (Thursday), leaving HND about 1ish
Thanks in advance for your advice!
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2023.06.10 14:45 lockyourtripupdates Budget Singapore Tour Packages for Your Next Budget Vacation!
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2023.06.10 12:03 prestige_park_grove1 Prestige Park Grove Luxury home in East Bangalore
In Bangalore, Prestige Park Grove
is one of the new residential developments that has taken the market by storm and is creating quite a buzz among potential homebuyers. There is no doubt that this project is located in a prime location, that is Bannerghatta Road, and as such, it offers a stylish and contemporary living experience. Throughout this article, we will take a closer look at Prestige Park Grove, the key features of which we will discuss in detail.
The Prestige Park Grove community is spread across acres of land and will offer a variety of residential options to meet the needs and preferences of the various types of homebuyers. Apartments and villas are beautifully designed and thoughtfully crafted in order to provide maximum comfort and functionality to each of the residents of the project. With a focus on modern architecture and design, Prestige Park Grove stands out as the epitome of luxury living in Bangalore with its emphasis on modern architecture and design.
There is no doubt that Prestige Park Grove's strategic location is one of its most outstanding features. With this project located on Bannerghatta Road, one of the most sought-after residential areas in Bangalore, the residents of this project will have the opportunity to enjoy excellent connectivity to key locations within the city. Located in a well-connected area that is close to major IT hubs, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and entertainment centers, this neighborhood is ideally suited for working professionals as well as families, as it offers a wide range of amenities for residents to take advantage of.
A wide range of facilities and amenities are available at Prestige Park Grove to cater to the needs of the residents and their families. The project is designed to provide ample opportunities for recreational activities and relaxation by incorporating landscaped gardens, jogging tracks, swimming pools, fitness centers, as well as play areas for children. There are also additional facilities at the development, including a clubhouse, a multi-purpose hall, an indoor games room, and a library, all of which ensure that residents get a well-rounded experience while living there.
Prestige Park Grove offers a variety of configurations for both apartments and villas that can be customized in order to meet the needs of any individual. There is plenty of space in the apartments, well-ventilated, and well-designed to maximize natural light, so as to create a bright and airy ambiance in the apartments. The villas, on the other hand, are designed specifically to provide a sense of exclusivity and privacy, with their own private gardens and designated parking spaces. In order to ensure durability and a luxurious living experience for our residents, the homes are constructed using only the finest materials and finishes.
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Moreover, Prestige Park Grove places a great deal of emphasis on sustainability and eco-friendly living in the community. There are many energy-efficient features and practices that are incorporated into the project, such as rainwater harvesting, solar panels, and waste management systems. The result of this is both a reduction in the carbon footprint as well as a healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyle for the residents of these areas.
As a conclusion, Prestige Park Grove is an exciting new residential project in Bangalore that offers luxurious and contemporary living spaces for those in search of a luxurious and contemporary lifestyle. With its ideal location, modern amenities, and thoughtfully designed homes, this community provides the ideal setting for a comfortable and convenient lifestyle with a wide range of amenities. There is no doubt that Prestige Park Grove is a place worth considering, whether you are a working professional or a family looking for a dream home.
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2023.06.10 10:57 Badgerbits Copy of Lokean and Loki worship resources and reading list
A short selection to get people started on their Lokean journey or to answer questions for non-Lokeans. Please submit
other resources to the subreddit so it can be included in this list Queer Loki reading list
Mod post: It’s not upg or controversial to call Loki queer or lgbtqa here](https://www.reddit.com/lokean/comments/rhsih7/mod_post_its_not_upg_or_controversial_to_call/
) mod post What is a Lokean and other FAQs or important articles Loki worship tips and advice Offerings, Altars, Crafts, Symbols, Herbs, Animals, Prayers Sacred Dates Communication, Discernment, Divination Oaths Rituals Lokean Myths, History, Lore and Theory. From blogs to academic journals Old Tales Blogs and Blogs with Citations Academia
Podcasts and Videos Community and general social resources
- Loki University
- The newest Loki papers on Academia.edu
- ”Loki, the Vätte, and the Ash Lad: A Study Combining Old Scandinavian and Late Material
- The Flying Noaidi of the North: Sámi Tradition Reflected in the Figure Loki Laufeyjarson in Old Norse Mythology page 59
- The Old Norse theonym Sígyn (*seikʷ-n̥-iéh₂- ‘she of the pouring’), Vedic Sanskrit °sécanī- ‘pouring’, the Celtic river-name and theonym Sēquana (present-day river Seine, France) and Proto-Indo-European *seikʷ- ‘pour’ [Loki and Fire, n.2]
- Lokrur, Lóðurr and Late Evidence
- A Little Bit of Lokrur: A Portion of an Old Icelandic Mythological Poem and a New English Translation
- The Old Norse dwarf-name Brokkr, Sanskrit Bhr̥gu- and Proto-Indo-European *(s)bʰr̥(h₂)g- 'crackle, roar' (Greek βαρυ-σφάραγος : Vedic giri-bhráj- ‘heavy-roaring’; ἀνεμο-σφάραγος : vā́ta-bhrajas- ‘with roaring of wind(s)’; σφαραγέομαι : sphūrjáya- : bhūrjáya- ‘crackle, sizzle’) Loki and Fire, n.1
- The Water Dragon and the Snake Witch. Two Vendel Period Picture Stones from Gotland, Sweden. Jormungandr
- Lokemasken - Var Loke en beskytter?
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