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... they are all impressed when I say I'm from Germany and show their appreciation with a long guttural "Ooooouuuuuhhh". I also quickly discover what wonderful things are produced here using the local chestnut after treating myself to a purely medicinal eissu krimu. Strengthened, I enter the very old fashioned but nonetheless very nice Hokusai museum with lots of prints from "a 100 views of Mount Fuji", paintings, wooden panels... And I learn that he became famous producing ...
I normally start Tuesday with a personal training session, today was no different. I wasn't however in the gym in Crows Nest with Sarah and Troy, but getting a full body work out racing from station to station pulling 21 kg of luggage! We had to search for lifts, balance carefully on escalators and lug suitcases up sets of stairs and over the gap between trains and platforms. I felt I earned my beer at lunch! We caught the first train from Ikebukuro to Tokyo ...
... but enjoyed it once they got over their initial reservations. The ladies had the other side in the morning with a smaller, cool outdoor rock pool and a hot bubbling tub. We then all changed for our day's walking and breakfast. I love all of the savoury flavours available for a Japanese breakfast. Rice and pickle and some smoked fish plus some fresh fruit is so much more appealing to me than eggs and meat or pastry.
A quick jaunt in the minibus delivered us ...
... up to Chikuma, Nagano with a group of nearby ALTs to the Ryokan. Upon arrival we were welcomed and briefed about the weekend's schedule. We promptly left to visit a nearby castle which honestly wasn't much of a castle if you consider the actual building. Thing was smaller than my apartment but the winding upward entrance to the place was somewhat secure and lengthly. Honestly it just made seeing the castle a whole lot more anticlimactic. One ALT said "Imagine being a ...
Wednesday, June 19th: Was going to head to Matsumoto castle today. But due to me having a headache all morning, along with all the heavy rain, we did not go. It is our last day in Nagano, but there will be other castles we can see that are hopefully just as good. The evening was quite relaxed. Almost everyone was in the kitchen/dining area, sharing snacks and talking about our experiences and our own countries. Having been only 4 guests at the hostel last night, ...
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