Nest Hotel Sapporo Ekimae
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- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Smoking rooms available
- Refrigerator in room
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... famous for their lamb, and this restaurant is the kind that has tables with grills built into them and you grill your own meal. It was delicious - we had thinly sliced lamb and kobe beef with vegetables ... and beer ... of course. I'm not a big fan of beer, so I had a drink that had a little beer in it with a lot of pear juice. It was quite tasty I must say. And boy, a fantastic metabolism truly must be in ...
... nice. Anyway we promptly left for his wife's parents house to perform the rice pounding. Now this house. It's like a house from a horror film. A house in the middle of nowhere on an abandoned farm. A broken, dark and shady windmill in the background and not a person in sight. Was pretty cool. For the next 3 hours we pounded rice (well I didn't as my shoulder's screwed) and I practised my limited Japanese. Inside my principles wife's parents (who are about late 80's) ...
... ramen (especially miso ramen in Sapporo, and once I was given cheese to sprinkle on top), butter caramel sweets, yakitori (meat skewers), curry soup, and Ghenghis Khan = lamb grill. All delicious! On Sunday afternoon, I joined an international lunch to meet some people actually living in the city. Mainly Japanese but our group also included 2 Americans, a Chinese, a Taiwanese, a Mexican, a Palestinian and a Scot (guess who!). All were highly enthusiastic to ...
... dancers actually took off their costumes and finished the last part of their dance in what amounted to little more than the covering a sumo wrestler wears. A Japanese person asked me later did I not find this sexy, to which I tried politely to explain that watching the bare butts of young Japanese males who have teenage-like body types wasn't really my thing, albeit an experience, since it definitely didn't fit the typical Japanese character.
Besides that memorable performance, ...
... and Rumiko made pita bread and hummus, which was a great taste of something I didn't even realize I had been missing.
Lunch at the little church always goes well into the late afternoon so it wasn't any different for this special event. We stayed in the rest of the night once we got back and got to watch The Santa Clause 2 with Tim Allen on our only English channel, Dlife. I multitasked and made some paper snowflakes for the windows. I love having free time to ...