Take a trip to the sushi university

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This course sounds great. I love sushi, the more exotic, the more interesting. Some of the best I’ve had was in the stalls along side Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo.

ETA: Apparently the wholesale market at the center was closed a couple of years ago, and replaced by Toyosu market.

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Only one comment about going to foreign McD’s: For someone who doesn’t drink coffee and generally can’t sleep on flights, the golden arches is one of the reliable places to find reasonably-priced caffeinated, sugared drinks to help get through that first day (yes I know that goes against advice of travel experts, but so does falling asleep in a museum). I recall paying 5 euros for a 200ml can of Coke in a Barcelona restaurant… when a much larger one was available across the street in the House of Clown for a lot less.

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Damn it, I miss hitting my Sushi place, now I’m Jonesing for it.

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My mom used to tell me that if I did poorly in school she’d send me to Carvel Ice Cream College. At the time it was the most expensive college because you’d have to buy a franchise upon graduation.

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the mum and I had two days of doc specialists screening, poking, shining lights all up in our eyeballs (more today) so we overnighted in miami. a sushi joint we are fond of was calling us in and we joined a small group of Japanese folk having a blast at the bar. turns out the owner, a lovely woman, was celebrating her bday and took us in for a trip through the freshest fish cuts and wonderful things! she shared freely from the saki she has branded (labeled) for the restaurant and it was fabulous! mochi ice cream balls in mango, green tea and red bean. sure, her place caters to a western crowd, but experiencing the best sashimi cuts and nigiri sushi with her was delightful!
never been to Japan, would love to go. I would still come across as stupid gaijin if sat at a proper sushi house. ramen noodle joint, maybe wouldn’t be as awkward, but still…

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This sounds delightful. But

Some travelers—Americans—venture into a new land and play it safe.

No need to limit this to international travel: Supposedly, over 90%, possibly 95%, of visitors to US national parks never get more than 100 feet from a road.

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At least Vincent didn’t go to Burger King.

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Speaking of uninspired, can’t believe they trademarked Sushi University instead of going with Sushiversity. C’mon! It was right there, people!

At least McDonald’s shoehorns “Mc” into everything they shill: McFlurry, McMuffin, McNuggets, [Mayor] McCheese, McBig McMac, McShit Sandwhich, McMinimum Wage, McAngst Ridden Teenage McEmployees, McEtc…

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Oh, man! You could have gone with a Kalimotxo (pronounced calimocho); a Spanish favorite, equal parts Coca Cola and red wine! And that would’ve probably only cost €3 (they use cheap wine, specifically). It’s the double buzz combo.

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You forgot the one that actually made it into dictionaries

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Putting a slight stress on me, we are moving to Japan in June and although I have confidence things will be open enough for me to get in, it is a little concerning to make sure that I can complete the paperwork at the consulate.

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I am not so sure that Japan will be back to issuing visas by June, I’m afraid…

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