Swedish Store Signs

There’s something particularly charming about old store signs. They have history, character, and craftsmanship that most store signs today lack. I’ve spotted plenty of these vintage store signs over the years. Whenever I visit Sweden, I keep an eye out…

Japan Travel Diary: Week 4

Somebody once told me Nordic countries and Japan have a lot in common in the way we see life. We like minimalist stuff, we find happiness in the little things, and we have great eyes for design. I don’t disagree.…

3 Must-have Experiences in Norway

People have been asking on my Patreon for years: Please make travel guides for Norway! After all, that’s my home country, right? Well, I’ve definitely made quite a few videos about Norway. You can find them on my YouTube channel.…

Tracing the Origin of Udon

Udon (饂飩, usually written as うどん) is a type of thick, wheat-flour noodle used frequently in Japanese cuisine. It is often served hot as a noodle soup in its simplest form, as kake udon, in a mildly flavoured broth called…