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More music to boogie along to!

We’ve been spending a lot of time dancing around our house. Here are more links to build on from last week that must not be missed! Endor – Pump it Up This phenomenal track is impossible to sit along to and best played on speakers with a really good bass. Thanks go out to Fat…

Music to boogie by!

Music is my other heartbeat. I think I’d probably keel over or go batty if it weren’t for music. My tastes run pretty eclectic but funky house with vocals is my go to. Presenting… three great links you must check out! Louie Vega and Change Little Louie is one half of MAW – Masters At…

New Zealand Memories

A while back, I spent a couple of weeks in New Zealand. Best memory? Making it into the country. I had all my tickets lined up: Canada to New Zealand, Australia to Thailand and Thailand to Canada. Did you catch the mistake? You couldn’t enter New Zealand without an exit ticket. I was planning on…

How much does it cost to visit Japan?

While the question of travel costs is not an easy one to answer, I’ve shared expenses from our trips with and without kids during peak and off-peak seasons. What’s your travel style? We travel on a reasonable budget. This includes eating out a lot as a couple but sticking to grocery stores and eating picnic…

Super Hotel Circuit

The Super Hotel chain has been a regular part of trips back to Japan for many years. While H had used them regularly for work travel, I got my introduction the night we were supposed to sleep in our new apartment in Tokyo. My memories of that place, seen several months earlier for about 12…

Ferris Wheel

A Ferris wheel, cow diaphragm and dragon flies

Memories from our final pre-children trip to Japan… Sweating visibly while silently shrieking on the brilliantly red Ferris wheel high above Osaka. Chewing delectable cow diaphragm at a Hakata ramen street vendor in Fukuoka. Circling the rim of an old caldera in the clouds while dodging swarms of friendly dragon flies in Fukushima.

koinobori flags for boys

Baby bloggers, take four!

Hello to all readers and thanks for still checking out JapanCanMix! My last post was back in July 2016. It was Pregnancy in Canada & Japan and for good reason. That post was a giant hint as to what was to come. Congratulations to three amazing blogger women I follow who also had babies in 2016! Here’s to Hanako…