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I just checked, the visa must be initiated by the sponsor inside Japan…guess I still can’t go even if I want to anyway. Although summer time is way too hot for me.

When do you go?
My flight is next Wednesday evening and I'll be back in early July! I'm not looking forward to the summer but thankfully I'm going to be in Tohoku and leaving before the weather gets too unbearable.
 
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I’m actually quite jealous…have some Yoshinoya and Cocoichibanya!
Yeah definitely, my wife loves gyudon and curry rice so we'll probably go there at some point. My in-laws are taking us out for unagi too which I'm most excited about!

Some presents for the trip so I'm not just waffling on and not posting stuff I've bought :p
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Got to get those omiyage
Yeah definitely, my wife loves gyudon and curry rice so we'll probably go there at some point. My in-laws are taking us out for unagi too which I'm most excited about!

Some presents for the trip so I'm not just waffling on and not posting stuff I've bought :p
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Got to get those Omiyage!

Keeping the Japan theme, petty knife (Funayuki) from Japan.

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Yeah definitely, my wife loves gyudon and curry rice so we'll probably go there at some point. My in-laws are taking us out for unagi too which I'm most excited about!

Some presents for the trip so I'm not just waffling on and not posting stuff I've bought :p
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How much was the Whiskey? This stuff was unobtainium at some point in recent memory wasn't it? I love the Caribbean cask.
 
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Nice, what was the (rough) damage?$

£25k.

We recently sold our house so have quite a bit of cash burning a hole until we can find somewhere new to buy. We figured we could always sell it again for close to what we paid for it if we need the money. This way we get to have some fun while we’re waiting for the right place to come up.
 
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£25k.

We recently sold our house so have quite a bit of cash burning a hole until we can find somewhere new to buy. We figured we could always sell it again for close to what we paid for it if we need the money. This way we get to have some fun while we’re waiting for the right place to come up.

Yeah the way things are currently you may even make money

I love the VWs and the size but can't justify the money.
 
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How much was the Whiskey? This stuff was unobtainium at some point in recent memory wasn't it? I love the Caribbean cask.
It was about £40 a bottle. This is the first time I’ve bought any in quite a while so not sure if it was more before
 

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Had gig1 a while now, well I say gig1 but as I'm not on a 2.5Gbit router or switch, I'm making out at around 950Mbit instead of the 1100 VM provision gig1 at :p
 

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Hey just know this, if VM didn't service this postcode then I'd be on 35Mbit max because no other ISP can offer anything above that as it seems and has been like that forever. It's completely weird, I can get 700Mbits+ on my phone if I turn on 5G, but if I go to EE or Three's website and check for their 5G home broadband service, the postcode isn't covered by it... How's that work then lol.
 
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Hey just know this, if VM didn't service this postcode then I'd be on 35Mbit max because no other ISP can offer anything above that as it seems and has been like that forever. It's completely weird, I can get 700Mbits+ on my phone if I turn on 5G, but if I go to EE or Three's website and check for their 5G home broadband service, the postcode isn't covered by it... How's that work then lol.


I tried the Three 4/5g home broadband and it was complete dog doodoo. Way worse than my 70mbit fibre connection or 4G on my phone.

When I called to cancel, citing failure to meet their promised performance etc. it took two hours of arguing, and then they tried to charge me the remaining 23 months in order to cancel the contract that they were in breach of.

So in short, Three sucks. Don't use Three. And VM please become available here.
 

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Yeah I would like to avoid Three as had them for mobile contract before with shonky 4G due to congestion - Hence why EE would be preferred!

Still, will stay VM until there's legit competition I guess. Not cheap but it is what it is.
 
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Yeah the way things are currently you may even make money

I love the VWs and the size but can't justify the money.
Other alternatives exist :p I got an Toyota Alphard-based camper last year. Only £12.5k, 04 plate, 60k miles. Nicer drive than the VWs too!
 
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