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... that someone is trying to steal. Both are simply a non-issue here. The result is a very relaxing and stress free environment.
3. Heated toilet seats - That I mention this as number three on the list is no accident. Speak to anyone who has ever encountered a Japanese (western-style) toilet first hand and you will surely get a sigh and a dreamy look. That something so mundane as a toilet could evoke such emotion is seemingly ridiculous....until you've experienced ...
... mean time, I've made a short video of our celebration here at POP Circus. I hope you enjoy it.!
PS...If the video is blurry, pause it and look at the bottom right hand side of the video screen. There is an icon that looks like a wheel. Click on that and change it to a setting that has"HD" next to it.
Click this link to watch the video: http://youtu.be/nGtXbuX2b60
A parting a New Years wish ...
Today we are taking a tour which will be in Japanese and Maki will translate. We are quite surprised to be the only people on the tour and so it is just us, a guide and driver. A unique feature of this company's tour is that the guide sings her commentary in a traditional style from many years ago. It was quite nice but also quite weird. The tour goes to Kannawa where there are six Hells or Jigoku which are hot springs which have been developed as ...
Today we are catching the bullet train to Kokura and then a local train on to Beppu. Maki's children are both at university in Beppu which is a city on the island of Kyushu famous for the hot springs that are very active in this area. On leaving the hotel we were quite shocked to discover there was quite heavy snow falling which meant that the taxis were not running so we trudged through the snow dragging our bags. It was great fun and rather entertainingly Katie's bag seemed to ...
... home to NY. I miss him very much. He was a constant source of amusement and companionship.
Hope you enjoy the photo's!
And by the way...I miss y'all very much!
Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful Holiday ...