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... to get off the train, and there was a band playing along the riverside.
When we tried to ask what was happening, no one spoke enough English to say anything other than 'ebento-desu' – 'it's an event.'
After a Google search last night we realised that there just so happened to be an anime festival in Tokushima for the next couple of days – Machi Asobi – what are the odds?!
With the change of plans, we ...
... heavens opened and I ran to the train station, there was no guarantee of a bus. Music a rainy run, surprisingly fun. I made my train back to town!
I had met a cool German guy in the morning, when I was looking lost and trying to find the way to the first temple. A lady runs out and indicates a green line leading the way to the first temple. No English but a smiling face. Simon just a small way ahead comments that he had the same issue when he first started the 88 temple walk, ...
... had soba and grilled river trout and was treated to cookies by the super nice staff while I waited for the bus back to Oboke. Then There was a boat ride and a mega walk up a hill with creepy ghost statues, chatty oba sans that gave me candy and I even saw a tanuki! Then onsen at the hotel and back for a giant vegan dinner. Now that I am just getting my bearings and remembering more Japanese it is time to go. ...
... on the tourist leaflets, we were slightly underwhelmed by the whirlpools when we got there! We had thought that there would be 2 really big, deep whirlpools under the bridge, however it is actually more like lots of little whirlpools which all twist and turn into one another. It was still a pretty impressive sight though.
After seeing the whirlpools we made a mad dash to get the next train to Takumatsu only to find that on the way we had an hour stop at ...
... the Japanese killing frenzy in the Cove etc.. Boooooooooooom!! Brain do not compute. Error. A dark blank screen! Ah no no no, this is not a petty post! I am not after you guys going 'Awwww.. Poor little Malena!' These are just facts. I have for the last 6 months felt like I was sitting in a solid bubble, painted into a corner. Not being able to move. Not very happy. Not sociable. Moody. Angry. Tired. Just wanting to be left alone.. Still so very lonely. I lost hope. ...