Hotel Monterey Lasoeur Osaka
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... of music, (that sound like the tune from an old fashioned merry-go-round), played on trains to signal when the train is going to pull out of the station or when an announcement is about to be made.
As the attendants on the trains move from carriage to carriage they bow in a very ritualistic manner. Everybody bows in Japan, but these guys have it down to a fine art.
The fashion sense of many of the people is interesting, from the geek girls with ...
... 10 minutes or so in a post office trying to buy stamps - the girls were very sweet and we got there in the end!
Dropped back off at the ship so we had lunch sitting on our balcony. We then went off to find the subway. My tour guide was ace at finding the right train which took us right to the centre of Osaka. Lots of shopping malls are underground and everywhere was very busy. We thought we were in ...
... with my best friend. And somehow through all that I managed to find a place I felt oddly comfortable. At the end of my four weeks I am able to pick out Japanese words here and there and actually know what they mean. I can navigate my way around a Japanese train station with the best of them. And in spite of being places even the locals can't find, I never got irretrievably lost.
Not that it's all been perfect. As a matter ...
... and my silly stomach wasn't helping. I immediately laid down and tried to sleep. I could barely eat any of my dinner because everytime I sat up I got dizzy again. Sam gave us both a remedy that helped him when he was sick. It is supposed to clear up your stuffy head and help with a swollen throat. Bryce was feeling pretty sick too so he took some as well. It tasted horrible but worked quickly. My head felt better and I was able to sleep.
Saturday morning ...
... When you go to the toilet you exchange your house slippers with toilet slippers that are waiting at the entrance for you. This set of customs is not only practiced in private houses or temples but also in youth hostels.
A visit to the toilet is in its own right an adventure. The Japanese’s love of technology does not stop at the toilet door. Heated toilet seats and built in bidets with warm water are common. And all of this you manage through a ...
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