Took the train up north to Uppsala, which takes about 40 minutes from central Stockholm to enjoy a change of scenery during a day trip.
The city has a small town feel and walking along the river Fyris is quite charming.
The well-known twin towers of Uppsala Cathedral can be seen in the distance.
I’m back in Stockholm, where reality and mundane everyday life keeps me busy. Now enjoying the beautiful Swedish sunset by the water with the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan (the Old Town) seen in the distance.
さようなら (goodbye) Tokyo. ✈ Final destination: Stockholm ✈. Currently listening to ♪ Fly by GOT7 ♬ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4vFviZ4qw0.
I love grocery shopping in Tokyo. My local supermarket has the best sushi and tempura (deep fried) aisle, which tops several Japanese restaurants internationally. My go-to favorites include kappamaki (cucumber rolls) and pumpkin, sweet potato tempura. Add some edamame to that and I’m golden.
The snack aisles are pretty epic but that’s easy for me to say who grew up snacking on Japanese shrimp chips and seaweed flavored potato chips.
Raspberry KitKat bars, where else? They also have matcha/green tea flavored KitKats, which I’ve tried and are quite nice.
The chocolate aisle has me drooling at the mere thought. Meji’s almond chocolates and macadamia chocolates are delicious. As are Meji’s meltykiss chocolates (strawberry flavor is my favorite), which live up to their name in the way that they melt in your mouth.
A diamond tiara, diamond earrings, diamond necklace, diamond rings and diamond tennis bracelets set my heart racing.
It’s wedding season in the shop windows, where an array of exquisite diamond engagement rings are on offer. Needless to say, my answer is I do to any number of the items on display!
Necklace and earrings from the Serpenti collection.
I’m back home in Tokyo for a spontaneous, unplanned and quick jaunt. It’s sakura (cherry blossom) season, which is my absolute favorite time to be in Tokyo as the city turns pink in celebration with beautiful sakura decorations and sakura snacks.
Hinamatsuri (girl’s day) coincides and the decorations are lovely.
Sakura themed snacks to celebrate hinamatsuri (girl’s day).
Yum, even the seasonal sakura blossom frappuccino topped with maple whipped cream and sakura chocolate shavings is back for a limited time only! I’m rarely in town when it’s available, so I’ll be sure to get my fill.