11.09.2005

Nikko is Nippon


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Last Sunday, my friend Lynett and I went hiking in Nikko.

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Lynett also works for the Jet Programme, and our apartments are only a five minute bike ride appart.
(Credit where credit is due: All photos of myself were taken by Lynett.)

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Before we started our hike, we checked out the lovely waterfall, whose name escapes me.

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Oooooooooooo. . . Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!!!!
Right?
Believe you me, this photo doesn't do it justice.

Right now, Nikko is in it's peak leaf changing season (Which also has a name that I can't seem to remember at 3 in the morning. Maybe I should have put my blogging off until I had some decent sleep. . . ) Everything was covered in leaves of red, orange and gold. It was AMAAAAAAAZING! And I am not just saying that because I always do.

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After the hour or so hike up the mountain, we took a look around. . .

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(Doesn't everyone wear a skirt when they go hiking?)

. . .and then we had a coffee break.

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Here I am going to take a little moment to introduce you to my friend Lynett.
She's Canadian. She's a wonderful, down to earth person, with a really funny, sarcastic side. She used to work at an aquarium and I like listening to her stories about animals that live in water. She's great. You wish YOU knew her in real life. I am very, very lucky.

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This bridge is famous. . .

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. . .but not very useful. No one is allowed to walk on it yet.

Monkey boogers anyone?

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No thanks. I don't think they're vegan.

I forget, does the 7 Eleven at home carry tiny bottles of magic health elixers?

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I know we don't have these. . .

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This was a cross between yaki onigiri and dango. . . and it was de-licious.

Lynett and I ended our amazing day at one of my favorite restaurants.

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The food is good, the little old lady that runs it is awesome but the atmosphere takes the cake.

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The walls and parts of the ceiling are covered with all sorts of things left behind by customers who felt compelled to make their own personal mark.

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Can you find what I left behind here a year ago?

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This is a picture of me as a man. . . with really bad hat hair.
(Yet I still put it on the internet, at least you know I have nothing to hide)

"The aromatic scent of cocoa will give you a refreshment and a hearty satisfaction."

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Canned hot beverages at vending machines on every corner.
That and really bad English are two of my favorite things about Japan.


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peace.

7 Comments:

Blogger myste said...

canned hot beverages! who could ask for more?

5:49 AM  
Anonymous Andy B said...

Oh little udon house, where I was schooled in the art of big noodle slurping.
Your button's on the wall!

6:22 AM  
Blogger ms.ms said...

Good memories and good eye, Andy B.

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Kt said...

I wear skirts on hikes.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Prem said...

Haha - that restaurant with all the notes on the wall is my favourite japanese food restaurant in the whole of Japan!

7:56 PM  
Blogger KAMN! said...

as much as i loved every can of hot red-bean drink, i could never make it more than about halfway. something about the actual physical sensation of teeth rotting just grosses me out.

i remember that hiking outfit! if i do say so, thats the outift that was a shining beacon of light to a very cold, very VERY tired, and very confused cameron somewhere late at night at ikebukuro-eki...when i realized with dread that there was more than one exit from the JR line, and that those feisty japanese payphones had eaten my last coins.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come home - now -PLEASE :(

12:24 PM  

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