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Fukuoka was my last stop in Japan. From there, I took the Ferry to Busan, Korea. It was a good stop. I met some cool local Japanese guys in the Hostel bar. I had a really good time talking to them. I also got some awesome Tonkotsu ramen. It is the local style of ramen, made with broth from pork bone. The ferry took 6 hours to cross the channel, I could have taken a 3 hour ferry but I decided to save a few ...
Fukuoka is a really well developed city. Unfortunately we didn't stay long as we discovered that the overnight ferry to Korea depart from Shimonoseki. Therefore we had to catch another train there and then get to the ferry terminal for a fun overnight ride to a new ...
... was plenty of shinkensen train going straight to Fukuoka but the guy wouldn't bulge. The Rules, you know...
So i got a tad angry and upset at him, threatened to call my embassy, went to the information desk and met my savior. A young japanese woman, fluent in English. Explained my case and the importance of me reaching Fukuoka that same evening, as i was leaving for Korea the next day, that i had no more money to pay for the express ticket, ...
... the best local food for pennies, and without that annoying "no foreigners" policy you get in some other cities *coughs* Tokyo. What made my time in Fukuoka even better was getting in with the locals and practicing my Japanese. I was lucky enough to have a great host, Akira, who took me out in the evenings despite having work the next day. What's more, I ran into Dr Yamauchi and co., who I'm sure are following me around Kyushu. This time, I ended up crashing their Obon family ...
... room thanks to Hyatt points. Check email and stuff, update the travelblog and eat dinner at a Chinese restaurant for a change. Walk through the huge shopping mall that is attached to the hotel and try to find the Yatai (food stalls) Fukuoka is known for. We only find three of them, good thing we didn't plan on having our dinner at various Yatais....
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