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... almost-non-sequiteur appearance of a museum entirely dedicated to Antoine du Saint-Exupery and the Little Prince!
The botanical garden in particular overwhelmed me with the breadth of natural beauty on display. Walking among reeds and flowers in an enormous sunlit field, I felt so keenly that I've been 'doing it wrong' with an endless slog of overtime hours and wasted PTO.
I guess I just didn't know what I was ...
After a very traditional Japanese breakfast we drive to Gora Station and take a gondola ride across the Hakone Mountain crater to Owakudani. That's the site of the last volcanic eruption in Hakone 4,000 years ago. Off in the distance we see Mount Fuji! The skies today are still grey and we have some light rain, but at least we can see the top.
At Owakundai, we can see steam coming from the geothermal springs and the smell of sulfuric gas ...
... costs. During our drive, Kana gives us some interesting information about Japanese culture and traditions as well as a language lesson. I’m having a hard enough time learning Spanish, so there is no way I could get the hang of Japanese. Kana tells us that English is taught for 3 years in elementary school and 3 years in high school, but teachers’ focus on grammar and reading. Many students never get fully comfortable with ...
... to the town of Ito, a seaside town in the Izu peninsula. There we stayed a in beautiful 100 year old ryokan converted into a youth hostel named Ks house, and the value for money was incredible! We enjoyed a peaceful stay in another traditional Japanese room- unfortunately this time there were no Yukata robes for Gabe to enjoy. We spend Saturday wandering around Ito, which was nice enough, however we were disappointed that the beach was grey and not designed ...
... in a pool, before heading out to the bay in the afternoon. Scuba diving, for those who haven`t done it, comes highly recommended: we saw an array of catfish, electric blue and orange fish, a few eels, lionfish, lots of cool stuff, even though the visibility was at times limited.
Unfortunately the journey home was less fun: it started badly when Gabe, his head still full of salt water and slightly dizzy after the pressure changes, got car sick and vomited. It got worse when we ...
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