Of Cold Days and Ice Creams | #WordlessWednesday

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It’s never too cold for ice cream, right?

Because we discovered that ice cream on a cold windy day actually makes you feel warm. I’d never have believed that earlier, but now, wisened by experience, I have reason to say, I do. 🙂

It was early April and our Day 12 in Japan. We happened to be sightseeing in Nara, which is a beautifully quaint town in the vicinity of Osaka. Our friend Jatin had been showing us around some very interesting places that make up Naramachi (literally, ‘Nara Town’) where several traditional residential buildings and warehouses are preserved and kept open to the public.

As we spent the major part of the morning exploring the Todaiji temple area (a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site) and later, post-lunch, into the heart of the Nara town exploring its’ narrow lanes and alleys, as we walked past long, narrow “townhouses” that once used to serve both as shops and as the living quarters of the local merchants, our friend’s six-year-old reminded us that he was going to take us to his favourite haunt—the ice cream shop down the road.

We couldn’t disappoint the little tyke, could we?

So, as you might have imagined, we gave in to temptation, let go of caution (“never have ice-cream in the cold weather”!) The teen and the little one took it upon themselves to choose the flavours (L-R  Liquorice, Strawberry, Cherry Blossoms, Mango and Vanilla, just in case you’re curious to know the flavours!) and boy, the delicious icecreams melted in the mouth and disappeared in minutes! It wasn’t until that moment that we realised how famished we were, after all that walking!

This is what the cones looked like!

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13 Comments
  • Alana

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    Those cones look interesting – makes me wonder what the flavors are, especially the ice cream that looks black and grey. If it’s black licorice, that is the one I would pick!

    • Esha MD

      You’re right, Alana! It is Black liquorice Yes, you’d love it. Our friend Jatin swore by it!

  • unishta

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    Even though you had this icecream on a cold day, the image is perfect for our hot Mumbai summer! I love icecream cones too and enjoy licking up the left overs of the little ones 😉

  • Archana

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    Utterly tempting!! And an interesting stand for the cones!

  • Obsessivemom

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    The ice creams look delicious however I’m like your old self and would never think of digging in on a cold day. Give me a hot cup of tea or coffee any day. The kids though have an amazing craving for ice cream any day any time.

  • Shilpa Gupte

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    I can eat ice creams in any season!! So, yes, I was drooling at the picture and also wondering how the licorice and cherry blossom ice cream must have tasted! 😛

  • Anamika Agnihotri

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    The photo is too tempting to resist. As a child, I did not believe in any type of weather not being suitable for having ice creams. As an adult, I create a fuss about having ice creams in cold weather. Adults are boring, I tell you.
    I loved reading about your 12th day in Japan in Nara. Post the photos of the heritage temple soon. I have been eagerly waiting to visit Japan through your photos and posts.

  • Sanch @ Sanch Writes

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    Damn! Those ice creams look good!

  • Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

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    Beautiful ice cream! Thank you for sharing that beautiful color!

  • Keith's Ramblings

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    I’d happily tuck into that lot right now!

    A splash of colour / LINKY

  • Vinitha

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    This is so tempting, Esha. I can’t imagine having ice cream on cold weather, but I am so aware of the temptation. 🙂

  • Mahati ramya adivishnu

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    Mouth watering, I too love ice creams!

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