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Travel Blogs from Tsuruga
... but until I looked at a map later, I thought this lake was actually the Sea or even the Ocean.
We fell into the tourist trap and bought a kids shirt, which was labeled "100", which instead of being the price in yen, is actually a size. It was 1800 Y, which we somehow failed to notice while exchanging money for it. But we have it and we intend to gift it to one little samurai we know. ...
... ago. The region is known for their fine cuisine and craftsman for many artisanal products. Esther was a fine host, and showed me many things during this very quick visit. I was fortunate to have met her and have her share so many things with me ...
... The Chopstick Diet. Here’s a diet that really works.
Step 1: Order of bowl of steaming noodle soup.
Step 2: Break open a pair of chopsticks.
Step 3: Try as hard as you can to get food into mouth.
Step 4: Observe the other patrons being amused at your expense.
Step 5: Decide that you are not really that hungry anyway.
Result: The pounds melt away.
Tomorrow…on to ...
... to the room, and with all four of us inside, it was hard to turn around. The room has all of the essentials; bed, bathroom, desk, TV, closet, slippers, mini-fridge, and all fitting into an 8’ x 20’ space. Most hotels in Japan are ‘business class’, and this hotel is typical. Tomorrow Victor will officially leave his dorm, check in, and our adventure will begin in earnest.
... plans included a one night stop in Hikone along Lake Biwa however with the Typhoon changing the party, we decided to return home on Thursday to give us a day to prepare for the party. As Bokko determined our best route was through Shiga-ken, we decided at the last minute to detour and drop by Hikone to see the castle and have ...