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... my family and then sat down at a free Internet cafe to send a couple of e-mails to my parents and get ready for the flight.
And then, we boarded the flight, and came home. The trip was great fun, and I had an absolutely wonderful time, but there's no denying how happy I was to see my family again after coming off the ...
... Kinda wish they had that here.)
Once we finished up at China Town, we went out to the port at Yokohama and saw all the ships and everything docked there. Most interesting was a historical boat, that used to transport many Japanese immigrants to various places in South America after World War II, when people wanted to get away in hopes of a better future.
The rest of the afternoon was spent doing some ...
Wednesday started off with a fair amount of travel to the popular tourist site of Matsushima. Before heading out on our boat ride, we visited a temple popularly visited to make wishes, and then a shrine in honor of a grandson of a famous samurai ruler of northern Japan. He died at the tender age of nineteen (suspected poisoning) and so his grandfather saw fit to honor him with a very detailed shrine. ...
... home. Passing by a swimming pool, we could see many of the children out enjoying the day. A normal picture, but one that could be changed with careful observation: everyone swimming in the pool was wearing normal, everyday clothes. Their swimsuits were swept away with their houses.
I returned to the host family that night, and spent a pleasant evening with them, but the damage was not so easily ...
... taiko drummers perform and then talking and meeting with other girls around my age. I loved listening to their questions, but my favorite, by far, had to be this:
After much prompting from two high school girls' former English teacher to ask a question the result was:
"Do you...like...Johnny Depp?"
Cue facepalm from the teacher (a Canadian of Japanese descent) and a round of laughter from me! (And the answer was yes, naturally.)
I had a great time at the ...