[Gigi Rüf’s olfactory areas are honed to snuffle out the best conditions.]
Matt Georges cruises Japan with Gigi Rüf and Elias Elhardt for the new Pirates mini movie, Follow Your Nose…
Words & photos: Matt Georges
Have you ever found yourself drinking rum at home to try and re-live the feeling from your holiday in the Caribbean? The taste isn’t the same, is it? I have the same thing with the sushi, because every time I eat it I remember that food just tastes better in its country of origin. It’s not the same for fried food though, because everyone wants to claim the invention: the French with their French fries, the American with their Freedom fries and even the Belgians… But I digress. So when Gigi Rüf and Elias Elhardt invited me on a trip to explore Japanese food and do a bit of snowboarding in between the meals in order to ease the digestion, I didn’t hesitate for a second!
It was a very special mission because “following your nose”, as the title suggests, it is not an easy task. By the way, I never really understood this really weird expression. Because if you follow your nose when you look in the mirror, you’ll end up banging your head against the glass. If you follow your nose while you piss, you end up in a puddle… and even worse, if you close your eyes, you can’t even see your nose and so you’re totally lost. You feel me? But golly gosh, that’s your nose that you have to follow, right?! What the hell have I been talking about for two minutes?