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Travel Blogs from Yachiyo
... must have been dying of heat. At least the women who chose to do the men's dance had their legs bare! However, it was fascinating to watch the women dancing in the full-length kimono. They wear high geta (wooden sandals) but balance forward on the toe of them, and as the geta are black, once it got dark it almost looked like they were standing on the very tips of their toes without any footwear on at ...
... and hope is what you want, and hope for the best. It makes it really difficult, because we wanted to eat Japanese food so badly, but it was almost impossible to choose what you'd like. It would be so easy to take refuge in McDonald's or Starbucks, but we refused to, even though it was everywhere. This is where our issues with Tokyo began.
We headed out to find some dinner but the language barrier became seriously apparent. After walking around for what seemed like ...
... told them about that culture. They also would share their likes and dislikes about the trip with anyone who would listen. In the end, it seemed that Chloé and Grant's exposure to a diverse environment gave them a perspective and experience on this trip that we as their parents did not even get.
We have really enjoyed traveling together as a family this past month. We are also really ready to come home. Looking forward to our journey back to the USA ...
... been a perfect window into total Japanese oddities even for someone who considers them self used to Japan.
We tramp back to Asakusa with sore feet but smiling faces and stop at the ryokan for a quick rest before hitting the local night spots. Some more cheap ...
... numerous small baths. Also nearby are the metro lines, which are the crucial method for locals to get to, well, anywhere. And so did I.
Now I can tell you that it does not matter where you go, there is always something here that makes wonder where the hell in the universe are we. For instance some noteworthy moments I had today were:
- Seeing a legion of women dressed as barbi dolls. Not one or two, but a whole bunch of them.
- Going through Nakano's rather ...
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