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... been to Odaiba twice before with Shigeki. On our previous visit, Norzin and Shigeki had taken us to one of the restaurants there overlooking the water. There was a fake Statue of Liberty there. We could now tell people that we had diverted the course and went to New York as well.
From Odaiba, we took a long monorail ride back to Shinagawa. All in all, it had been a pretty long day. We didn't return to the hotel till 5.30pm.
... Our first few days of work consisted of filling many mini bulk bags (they hold 750kg) with 15kg bags of fertilizer. Another HelpEx volunteer came to stay for a couple of weeks, so that sped things up. He was also Canadian, from Quebec. We had to cook all his meals for him because he could not cook, but cooking was one of the more enjoyable things to do at the farm so we never minded too much.
The next week or so was spent filling up the ...
... cafe with the most delicious sandwich ever. We managed to convince a few people to come out for a last dinner with us at the soba noodle place again.
Monday was really sad leaving everybody. We all got slowly separated into smaller and smaller groups until it was just me on the train with Derek (a trainer) heading for the airport. My flight was incredible, having seen no snow in Tokyo. The plane flew over snow capped mountains still in Honshu before ...
... which was cool. Not quite Chiaki, but one of the conductors was 17 which is still amazing. Did I mention that there was a kotatsu at my host mothers sisters house ;D. (Jelly?)
The town that this was in was only about 60km away or something but its all through populated areas so it took aaages. The road there had one touge like section but there was traffic...
Dinner was soba and then ...
... roads and pathways winding between them. We didn’t see anything earth-shattering, but some really pretty parks, big beautiful trees and bamboo, and nice quiet temples and shrines. We also rode by an elementary school as it was letting out for the day. It’s always fun to see the kids, be stared at, and have them shout “hello!” practicing their English ...
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