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Salome Scheidegger
Salome Scheidegger is in Osaka Prefecture.2 weeks ago
Hope everyone is having a great start to the week! #MyLifeinJapan this week: Even though Typhoon season has started (Haishen just made landfall in Southern Japan with full force), summer’s not over yet. With temperatures still in the 30s (90s Fahrenheit) every day, and as a total foodie, one of my favorite ways to cool down is by eating cold noodles.🍜😋 Two of my absolute favorites are cold tempura udon, noodles made from wheat flour and topped with deep fried shrimp and vegetables and doused in a savory cold broth, and “zaru soba”, cold buckwheat noodles that are dipped in a savory sauce mixed with wasabi and green onions (here pictured as a set meal with a mini katsudon, breaded pork cutlet over rice).🥰 You can find both of these dishes very easily in the summer, and often times for around 900 yen (roughly $8.50) for a set meal like the ones I had in the pictures. The quality of the food and its prices are amongst my favorite things in Japan.👍🏻❤️🇯🇵 @ Osaka Prefecture
Salome Scheidegger
Salome Scheidegger3 weeks ago
A different side of #MyLifeinJapan today:

This morning shortly before 5AM we were jolted out of our sleep by loud sirens and a police car parked right outside our balcony yelling “Everybody wake up! Get up! Fire!” through a megaphone.
When we hurried outside we found that the house next to our neighboring building was completely ablaze; it was a horrifying sight and it all happened so fast I had a hard time processing. This is the second time this year that this happened on our street, where there is (or was 😭) a small side street with a row of old traditional wooden houses.
Back in March it was the house right next to the one today that burned down, threatening to make surrounding, more modern houses catch on fire due to the wind on that day. According to what we heard nobody got hurt either time, but the shock and loss is enough to make it stick. There isn’t much left of that block now.

Unfortunately house fires are sadly common around here, since we live in a densely populated area and there still are many very old houses made of wood that burn in a matter of minutes. Luckily police and fire fighters reacted very quickly and efficiently both times we’ve witnessed and got the fire under control in a couple of hours time. You can see in the video the fire hydrants here are underground, they pull them up when they need them and hook the hoses onto them.

Take care everyone, be safe and have a good weekend.❤️
Salome Scheidegger
Salome Scheidegger
Salome Scheidegger4 weeks ago
Happy weekend everyone! #MyLifeinJapan 🇯🇵: another post about Nara just because it’s so beautiful there🦌. This is at sundown high over the area surrounding the iconic Tōdaiji Temple at the edge of Nara Park. I’m standing on the terrace of the Todaiji Nigatsudo, which is a short walk up the hill from the main temple. From there you have a stunning view over the temple complex and the city of Nara further out.😍
(PS in my hand I’m holding my all time favorite summer drink, mugi-cha aka roasted barley tea😁)
Salome Scheidegger
Salome Scheidegger
Salome Scheidegger1 month ago
Weekly #MyLifeinJapan post:
I promise I won’t only post touristy stuff!😅 But it just so happened that now is the time for the yearly ritual of releasing the nursed young deer into Nara park,🦌so we went for a visit (Nara is only about a 30 minute train ride from Osaka). The famous deer in Nara are not afraid of humans and it’s common for visitors to feed them with “shika senbei” (deer crackers) that are sold on the street. As you can see I’m a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to animals getting close 😰, so I don’t usually go for that kind of thing but now that tourists are very rare in Nara the deer are starved for attention and crackers so we decided to feed them.😢
🦌🦌🦌🦌🦌
Facebook will only let me post one video at a time, so if you’d like to see the second video with much braver Brandon feeding the deer, head on over to my Instagram account.😁
Salome Scheidegger
Salome Scheidegger
Salome Scheidegger1 month ago
#MyLifeInJapan 🇯🇵: Since traveling is out of the question for most of us right now, I’ve decided to start a weekly series of bits and pieces from my life in Japan so we can discover it together.
I’ll start with one of my absolute favorites:
Two weeks ago we visited Kyoto (which is my birthplace!) for the first time since February (it’s only about an hour away by regular train from Osaka). We went to see the Golden Temple (Kinkaku-ji) which is normally so crowded with tourists that it’s almost impossible to really enjoy it in all its glory. Now with the COVID-19 travel bans obviously this and other sightseeing spots are eerily quiet.
Built in the 14th century and then used as a retirement villa for the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the original structure was turned into a Zen temple after his death. The two upper stories of the pavilion are covered in gold leaf, which make it one of the most recognizable and exquisite historic sites in Japan.
Have a great day!💕
Salome Scheidegger
Salome Scheidegger is at Iltios.2 months ago
🇨🇭Happy Birthday Switzerland🇨🇭
I don’t know when I’ll see you again, but in the mean time I’ll be dreaming of the breathtaking last hike we went on in your mountains exactly 2 years ago.🏔😍
Have a great weekend everyone, and take care of yourselves!❤️ @ Iltios