By now you guys know that I’m a workaholic who’s been steadily growing his biz so I can proudly say this blog made $45k last month (see detailed breakdown HERE)…and as I’ve been preparing you guys for the last few weeks, I’m taking a trip–business vacation as I’m gonna get some good content to write for AOL Blogging Stocks, this site (and wheoever else wants anything from me!)–with my girlfriend to Japan August 20-September 1st.
I’ll still be doing TIMalerts each and every day, don’t you worry, I’m an addict, but please don’t email me questions – actually only if they’re about TIMalerts or my PennyStocking DVD (biz first!) – cuz it’s gonna be hard enough trying to manage my vacation/trading while working with a 14 hour time difference.
So I thought you’d like to know exactly what I’m doing—I’m bringing my newly acquired bad ass Flip Video (check out this beauty HERE) so we’ll have clips galore–but for now here’s my itinerary, basically wannabe-FU money, $11,000 blown in 7 days on extravagant hotels, meals and cool destinations….Jewww yeahhhhhh!
If you’re gonna work hard, you gotta enjoy the rewards:
Aug 20-21: $4,000ish Air Canada 2 people, 3 flight segments, only took a few days worth of research to find the Jewiest combo deal for 2 people, gotta go cheap on the 17 hour flight, aka no biz class, save $10k+, just gonna be full of Nyquil anyway
Aug 21-23: $500/night=$1,000 2 Nights at the Tokyo Ritz Carlton, 50th Floor, awesome views of the city, right in Roppongi aka the Rodeo Drive-like nice area, all around pimpest hotel chain, not just BS Trump-esque glitter either, these guys always come through, if all my readers weren’t so poor, I’d look to get sponsored by them in a heartbeat, as the spoiled Jew I am, I always look to book there. You hear me Ritz peeps! Look at that pool:
Breakfasts/lunches/dinners lined up:
Breakfast both days: Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest fish market in the world, fish don’t get fresher, top picks: Sushi Ban (150 years old!) & Daiwa..gotta go at 5 and 6am to get the best stuff, under $100 total, lots of Japanese Jews eat here
Lunches: Sushi Kanesake, Mizutani= both top 5 sushi places on Japan, $250 per person for lunch or dinner, $500/day, please what a deal!
Dinners: Sukiyabashi Jiro & Ryugin, $300 per person per night, $1,200 total, screw it, arguably the top sushi restaurant in Toyko—Michelin thinks so, 3 stars—and the Japanese Alinea/WD-50 with sake tasting, respectively, can’t friggin wait
Oh yeah, I guess we’ll do some sightseeing too, picnic in Ueno Park, The Tokyo National Museum, 86,000 pieces of Japanese art zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, I’m more interested in sushi art…edible sushi art!
Underground Tokyo bars/shopping, yakitori, karaoke/ ramen places all gonna be visited too!
Train from Tokyo to Kyoto: all covered by my spiffy Japan Rail Pass, $250/person, good Jew deal, unlimited rail/bus/ferry travel in 7 days
Aug 23-25: $400 per person per night..yes per person=$1,600 2 Nights at the world famous Hiiragiya Ryokan in Kyoto, 8 course breakfast, 12 course kaiseki dinners, this place is legendary, supposedly use nail clippers to keep all the blades of grass equal height….and high speed internet! Check it out:
Gotta visit tourist fav/photo opp galore Golden Pavilion and my fav Ryoanji rock garden, the most spiritual place in the world:
August 25-26 Mt. Koya is the holiest mountain for Buddhists, 200,000 buried here, we’re staying in a temple that has internet access—something like $300 for both of us, meals included for 1 night—check out some pics of the beauty:
August 26-28 Mt. Fuji Awww yeah that’s right, we’re climbing it, 2nd time for me, Japanese proverb says I’m a fool, so be it, it’s fun! Also before and after our climb, staying in THIS awesome hotel with our own open air private bath overlooking the lake and the mountain, kaiseki meals served to us in our room of course, $1,000 for 2 nights, niiiiiiice…gonna need these kinds of steam and water after the tough climb:
August 28-Sept 1 The reason for our trip in the first place, goin to meet my girlfriend’s family for a big wedding, pray for me! Flights for 2 from Vancouver to Penticton $300