Well, the day finally arrived: I tried sushi in Japan. In fact, it was my idea to eat it tonight. I tried to keep an open mind, especially since there was no seaweed, but every second felt like a violation of my very soul. It was a horrifying experience, so far past my comfort zoneContinue reading “Sushi”
It’s always interesting to note the little things that sum up to make a culture different than the one you’re used to. After all, it’s many of the little things that keep me in Germany. Although Japan is seen as this highly technological country, I haven’t really experienced it. Okay, they have more buttons onContinue reading “Small differences”
I’m super tired. Staying up too late in the past days. Himeji castle was cool. We also took the time to do laundry and eat some more Ramen. A successful day. Tomorrow is our rest day at Matsuyama, where there is one of Japan’s top onsen (hot springs). Can’t wait to check it out. OnlyContinue reading “Himeji”
The second day in Kyoto was really great! 明美, my guide, showed me around town, from breakfast until night time, taking care of which way to go and where to eat and always explaining where we were or what the shrine or temple was about. We went to visit the shrine for the mouse/rat, theContinue reading “明美”
We arrived in Kyoto a few days ago and had our first full day two days ago. It happened to be the days of the Gion Festival, one of the most famous is Japan. It was a pretty cool cultural treat! There were lots of people in different outfits, pulling huge towers with ropes. ThereContinue reading “京都”
Awesome seats. Muchos dinero.
Sorry, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything substantial. When we haven’t been busy, I’ve been very tired! Let’s start with Mount Fuji, the raison-d’être! Well I already wrote a bit about the grueling trip up. It wasn’t lastingly hard but I did get a lot of headaches from the lack of oxygen andContinue reading “Lots to update!”
Found in a neighbourhood in Kyoto.
Summitted hours ago. Still alive. On our way down. Will write a lot more later. I bought a small data plan.
About to sleep on 富士山. Was not a walk in the park but was amazing. Simply amazing. And the stars here, above 3,000m… my God. We are in the sky. Simply incredible. And the Japanese people here we have met, they are so friendly. Such an experience. A privilege. We will awake tomorrow at 2:30amContinue reading “すごい！”