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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