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Entertaining the Japanese

Posted on 2008/09/24 21:50:04 (September 2008).

[Monday 15th September]
A couple of Chie's Japanese friends came to stay with us for two nights from tonight. Mami-san was a high school friend of Chie's, and she also brought along her husband Niimi-san. Oddly enough they actually live in France at the moment, which made their flying visit to England seem slightly less ridiculous.

To my pleasant surprise, Chie actually proposed that we take them on a bit of a tour of London's pubs for their first night - I suppose it is something very English indeed, for which there isn't really an exact parallel in France (or Japan for that matter).

So we kicked off the evening at the Black Friar, where we also introduced the couple to the delights of English food (they were surprisingly less repelled by the concept than I had anticipated). After that we then did a standard tour of my favourite pubs around there, including the Old Bank of England and the Cittie of Yorke. Despite some slight protests from Chie, we finished up the evening at the Whisky Society.

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