Smile Hotel Nishi Akashi
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Travel Blogs from Akashi
... planning to try out Citibank and Shinsei bank as well as post offices. If no luck anywhere then hooray for Western Union money transfer! I always wondered who uses that service.. Ha! Oh well, it will sort itself out. Things usually do! I guess this happened for a reason. If I was in the mountains today I bet I would have been bit by a bloody viper and ended up in hospital.. Who knows.. ;0)) Part 2 to follow.. Keep your fingers crossed ...
As Nat had to work today I spent the morning catching up on sleep and then I met her later that afternoon for coffee at this really cute spot nearby. It was one of the best coffee's I'd had in my time in Japan (yes it was better than Starbucks). We spent some time browsing the shops near by and then headed back for a quick shower and then out to the city for dinner. Nat had organised a dinner with the Japanese girls in her show. I was really ...
... and takoyaki for lunch. As it turned out, Miyuki san spoke even less English than I spoke Japanese and I ended up doing most of the talking (in my very bad Japanese). We just about managed to make a basic conversation work though. We also exchanged some small gifts (I had brought a few presents from the UK with me to Japan), which I thought was very nice. I thought it was very sweet of Miyuki san to bring me a small present.
... KNOWS HIS WORK AND IT'S ORGANIZED (not like in Turkey) Even their stickmen bow (see pic)
YES : after 2 days in Japan you feel like you lived until now in the jungle with monkeys.
NO : school girls don't wear super short skirts. Until now i'm really surprised on how LONG they wear it. Maybe again a Tokyo thing...
YES : people wear kimono. Really, in the train, in the street, ...
... and long
hours. But, as the woman rules the
house, the men hand over the paychecks and are typically given an allowance.
Conformity is the
rule here. People will never air their
grievances and opinions and will go to great lengths to avoid being
conspicuous. It is all about harmony,
and “blending in.” Outspokenness is
avoided and considered bad manners. The
Japanese seldom make eye contact. It's
been said that ...