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Noboribetsu

Ainu Museum, Onsen and EDO Wonderland

sunny 17 °C

Finally I get these pictures uploaded and sorted. I am glad I wrote some emails about this weekend. It was definitely one of the best we had so far. Some of these pictures are by other people, so I'll write down whom they belong to. Thank's to Ken, Dong, Mira and Trevor.

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(lake by the Ainu village)

A few shots from the bus trip: Dong, Matt and Naomi, Silvia (she had a cold) and Jason
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Traditional Ainu house
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The middle one is one of Dong's:
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Perfect day to leave Sapporo. Autumn here is beautiful (and a bit like New Brunswick, haha)
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Stephanie, Mira and Kate, Dong and I (it's a piece of dried fish)
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Making a mukkuri (the picture of me was taken by Ken)
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Noboribetsu Hotel

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Dinner
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Party and Karaoke (all these pictures are either by Dong or Trevor)
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Breakfast
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A few quick pictures of Noboribetsu in the morning (Hotel at night by Dong)
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EDO Wonderland (or a town full of comical assasins)
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Some of us were unlucky driving their bike (or very tired from the short night)
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Ninja's (no monkey!!)
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I love this one (it's one of Mira's):
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Japanese and Koreans (2,3 and 5 by Dong)
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Posted by November 02:10 Archived in Japan Comments (0)

Friday nights in Sapporo

sunny 14 °C

We decided that it's time to get out of the room and hit downtown again :)

We started the night with Ramen Soup for dinner.
Steph might not look impressed but it was really good. It's also the only picture I have from the place.
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Then I learned that you do NOT call this a Ferry Wheel. I was quite disappointed!
This... "Ferris Wheel"... is located on top of a building. Which is pretty neat!!
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... I also learned that night that nobody says under-panties. But that's a different story.

Some new picture box entries:
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Streetview:
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A random note:
Don't let yourself be disguised by the picture that says dreadlocks rock!
I also teach you a different kind of chess if you visit me ;)
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TK6 - the Australian pub for all Western locals, visitors and backpackers. Feels just like home!
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IMG_5161.jpgIMG_5158.jpg Mjam, mjam... Sapporo Draft!

Posted by November 16:24 Archived in Japan Comments (0)

Spaghetti and Koreans

Kirari

overcast 5 °C

Naomi and I cooked for the first time.
She took a picture with me and the sauce and after that I forgot I was holding it. So I turned my hand upside down.

Sigh!

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New room:
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We discovered this in the kitchen. Hard to resist:
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I also met a few of the Koreans. One of them is really excited to have two blond girls living with him. He is bringing fruits into our rooms now. We teach him some English in return, although I am not sure I constantly want to listen to his: "You look nice today. Make me Pizza" :)

He sings every morning and I hear him through the wall. Sounds terrible!! ;)

I find the Koreans are a lot more talk active then the Japanese. I have been here for over a month now and met only few people in our University that I can decently relate to. The best conversations happen with those people that you meet at a bar or in the park. I have a hard getting to know the girls here and the guys are almost not approachable. I find it weird, considering that it was so easy when I went to China and I was a lot younger and shyer back then.
Chisa was on MSN today and I hope to meet her in Kyoto by the end of November. I miss the girl.

Posted by November 06:04 Archived in Japan Comments (0)

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