Fjörukráin Viking Restaurant, Christmas Buffet, Christmas Market, Viking Village, Traditional Icelandic Christmas, Christmas in Iceland, skate, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids, Christmas Village of Hafnarfjörður & Christmas Buffet at Fjörukráin Viking Restaurant
When we visit a new place, we love living as the locals do - participating in local customs, eating the native foods, walking through their neighborhoods, and everything else. When we came to Iceland for Christmas, we wanted to have an Icelandic Christmas. We wanted to eat skate on Þorláksmessa, (dish of putrefying shark), and reindeer on Christmas. We...
Iceland, Christmas in Iceland, Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, Strokker, Thingvillar, Iceskating, Winter Swimming, Continental Divide, diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, Creating Family Memories, Family Travel, Traveling with kids
Iceland is one of the most intriguing places we’ve ever been. It was unique unto itself, and the culture was fascinating. The way that the people in Iceland honor the land, and the sea, and they way that they celebrate life and respect their ancient beliefs of Norse mythology was compelling to be a part of. We were treated...
Harvard University, College, Cambridge, America's First College, Boston, Massachusetts, History, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
When we figured out that Harvard, the Harvard, was only one stop away, the first time we rode the Red Line on the T in Boston, Massachusetts, we knew it was time for our kids first college visit! We were planning on visiting Harvard University while we were in Boston, but seeing the name in print, on the subway...
Boston, Massachusetts, History, Founding, Constitution, World School, History, America, First City, 1630, Freedom Trail, Diapersonaplane, Diapersonaplane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
We unequivocally fell in love with Boston, Massachusetts. This is a city that honors and celebrates its revolutionary past, onward looking towards the future, and respects all those who come to bear witness of what was created here. The Italians in the North End, the Irish in the Back Bay and the American’s have all come together to shed...
Shibuya Scramble Crossing, Tokyo, Japan, Busiest crosswalk, Busiest Pedestrian Crossing in the world, diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane, travel with kids, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories, crossing the street
The ultimate touristy thing to do, when in Japan, is cross the Shibuya Scramble Crossing. This intersection has five different dedicated crosswalks intersecting six different streets below five different city stop lights. All at once, every single light turns red and pedestrians rule the road. The internet claims that Starbucks offers the best view of the Shibuya Scramble Crossing from...
LDS Church in Japan, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Mormon, LDS Church, LDS, LDS Church Japan, Traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane
LDS church was an awesome experience in Japan! We were able to attend services in both Hiroshima and Kyoto and the ward members went out of their way to make us feel welcome and members of their congregation. We sang in English, and everyone else sang in Japanese! We were provided personal translators, and the whole experience felt very...
Okonomi Yaki, Hiroshima, Pancake noodles, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, okonomi-mura, japanese food, japanese restaurant, eating, food
Two friends who have lived in Japan warned us about the Okonomiyaki. Warned us that we would love it! It’s an authentic Japanese speciality dish cooked teppanyaki style in a back alley restaurant crammed full of people. The bottom consists of a pancake which is then covered in noodles, vegetables, eggs, meat, soy sauce and anything else you desire....
5 Steps To Using An Asian Squat Toilet, squatty potty, squat toilet, japan, traveling with kids, family travel, diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane
Asian toilets are similar to Western toilets, but you can't sit on them. Yes, the main difference is they are set in the ground, not above ground. You do not sit on the toilet. That means, of course, you squat over them to eliminate, while balancing, the entire time. Most larger populated Asian cities have western toilets, but there...
Language, Japanese Language, Language Barrier, Japanese, Translation, kids learning English, Hiroshima, traveling with kids, diapersonaplane, family travel, diapers on a plane
The truth is you can get by in Japan knowing virtually none of the Japanese language, but there are a few words that will make things a little easier. With the technology available, all you have to do is type what you want to say into your phone and a free translation app will translate it into Japanese. Then,...
Currency, Japanese yen, money, cash is king in japan, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane
Japanese use the yen, ¥JPY for currency and is currently valued at approximately $1USD to every ¥109JPY. We used the Currency Converter 4.0 on Google Play during our trip. There is a free version, and a full paid version. We did just fine with the free version, and it also offers 15 other currency conversions, plus a built in...
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