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We were of mixed emotions as we were descending on the cable
car back towards Osaka and the end of our trip. Osaka is another bustling city
with a great shopping district and good food scene. Unfortunately we only had a
night there but it gave us more than enough of a glimpse to want to return.
Overall an amazing trip where we met …
This was on my list of things I had to do in Japan, as huuuuge fan on HP I had to check it out. The rest of Universal Studios didn't hold much appeal but it was worth going anyway. We navigated the trains to get us there by about 9.30. The ticket office opens at 9 but the park doesn't til 10 so we had a coffee to warm us up a bit before going in. As usual there are few explanations in English and we got a bit confused about how to actually get in the ...
... note that the train systems are beyond brilliant here - really, really smart and efficient - it just took us a few days to get our heads around the logic of it, so for the first couple of days we asked a lot of people for help until we figured out how it all worked ourselves. Almost a week later I'm pleased to say we're pretty self sufficient now.
When we arrived at the aquarium entrance the first thing we noticed were school kids. A lot ...
... get excited for class, like the teacher has brought in a pet or something! Many Japanese girls wanted photos, and all of them commented on my big eyes and small face (I wasn't aware I had a small face, but hey, apparently I do). I also helped out in another class, I had to read an English passage and ask the students questions about it.
After school I returned home and Chakko, my host family's overly excited ...
... nights, and discussions. This is a very safe space that is trying to bring queer awareness to a relatively socially conservative society. If you are ever in Kyoto, stop by and Yossy will make you delicious spaghetti with chili peppers. The fresh mozzarella will melt in your mouth and on your fork.
The night ended and Yossy drove me up to her house in the mountains. I met her smiling parents next door. I shook her mom's hand and it felt so warm and comforting. ...