Monthly Archives: May 2008

Day 11: Ride through the Japan Alps

We are turning into early risers and its a good thing too! Breakfast wasn’t chaos this morning which was nice, but the food was still terrible. But we ate plenty regardless – its free! Having a decision on whether to … Continue reading

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Day 10: Takayama

We woke up bright and early today – mostly for the free breakfast, but probably also because it gets light here at 4:30 a.m.! Managed to get down for breakfast by 7:30 only to enter a world of chaos! Apparently … Continue reading

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Day 9: Himeji

Today we got up at the crack of dawn and headed to the train station. We easily reserved seats for our 3 trains and were on our way out of Hiroshima. We loved Hiroshima and felt we could have stayed … Continue reading

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Day 8: Hiroshima

Since we didn’t have much planned for today we didn’t even attempt to make it out of the hotel before 10… which is late for me since i’m usually up by 7! And unfortunately we just barely made breakfast with … Continue reading

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Day 7: Koya San – Hiroshima

Rise and shine was around 6 (earlier for me) so that we could be dressed and ready for the buddhist prayers at half 6. Folo got up with a little nudging, but when the monk came barging in to force … Continue reading

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Day 6: Nara – Koya San

I woke up off an on all night long hearing the rain beat down on the plastic shedding near our window. I kept thinking it was the AC dripping (ours at home drips like crazy)! Not sleeping well and having … Continue reading

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Day 5: Kyoto – Nara

Today we got to sleep in a bit and have a lazy morning! Much needed for our feet! We pottered down to the station and got breakfast and checked out train options for getting to Nara. Simple enough so we … Continue reading

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Day 5: Kyoto

Today we sucessfully got up and out of the hotel early! Yeah for us! Even with all that sake, Paul managed to get up without any struggle. Maybe that is the trick 😉 We headed down for breakfast in the … Continue reading

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man….another missed opportunity!

I predicted to my friend in Mumbai that there was going to be an earthquake in Japan while we were here.. i was just hoping we’d be in the place where it happened! Oh well.. guess Folo will have to … Continue reading

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Day 4: Kyoto

Another day in Kyoto and we are loving it more and more. As is usual with us, we look around and think “Hmm.. Could we live here?” The answer so far is a definite yes! Folo feels like we’ve done … Continue reading

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