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Breakfast with sumo wrestlers

I wrote about how I met Shimpei in this previous story about Tiger Leaping Gorge. Our previous meeting had been more than a year prior – at the blockchain “knowledge sharing” session described in that article. I planned to visit Tokyo, where Shimpei lived at the time. I messaged him asking for Japan travel tips […]

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Eating in Sichuan

I travelled to the Chinese province of Sichuan to visit some interesting limestone formations. Sichuan is known for its food – very spicy food. I am game for almost any food, but “very spicy” is outside of my comfort zone. Beads of sweat start forming on my shiny bald forehead as soon as I see […]

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First taste of durian

You might have heard about the durian. It is a fruit that has some resemblance to the jackfruit. It has a green and spiky exterior. The spikes are much sharper than that of a jackfruit. Inside the fruit the flesh appears in bright yellow chunks that need to be scooped out. The yellow flesh is […]