Hotel Alpha-1 Toyama Aramachi
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Heavy dinner again with even more food than the previous night. Unbelievable food. The rice had been harvested only a few days ago. I have not tasted rice this good before. Needless to say, I couldn't eat the sashimi and couldn't offload it to anyone else. I did boil one piece of tuna in the soup and it tasted OK.
The big boss of the ryokan, usually a woman, came out to thank us for staying. I guess she ...
... cold on the return trip in the open carriages but worth the views.
When we returned to the station, Owen was waiting for us with the bus. We had enough time for a quick shower and dressed in the traditional formal yukatas for dinner. Dinner was a sampling of different food types. I had to disgrace myself in the eyes of the Japanese by cooking my sashimi. I don't do raw fish, tuna or prawns. We had wagyu beef that we had ...
... to everything on the road. But after reaching the first rest area, I had felt quite confident. Aqua, the small Prius hybrid car by Toyota is quite smooth, quiet, and oil-saving. The screen shows the oil consumption by km/liter, and the number usually fluctuated between 25-35. (On the last day when I filled the tank, we only consumed 21 liters for 600+ km! around 30 km/l, very impressive!)
The drive up the mountain ...
... on and then sitting back and having a good laugh!
The (short) list of daily challenges faced by POP Circus performers
#1. Enter back stage at the wrong time and risk being run over by either the clown car going on to stage or the herd of small Chinese girls just exiting.
#2. Suffering from being tongue tied when trying to recall which phrase goes with which language based on which performer or staff member you are simply trying to say hello to. This ...
The forward was quite uneventful, we could book for most of the trains until we had to change crossing the Japanese Alps. Here no reservation was possible and we were standing for 2 hours in a train packed with people
Arriving in Ouzo we has to walk quite a bit and it was not very inspiring. The town is very americanized with shopping malls and the ...