Saga City Hotel Kitaguchikan
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... suite on the 33rd floor.
The club lounge at the hotel proved to be a sad joke, as was the lacking service.
Still, we're in the 3rd biggest suite in the hotel, for free (points).
Dinner was an ordinary pizza. As we dud not have time to go out, we just hung out by the hotel and inhaled the beautiful views of the sea and the Fukuoka Tower.
Tomorrow morning we're off back to Seoul in South Korea, for the final two days of our adventure.
I really, really wanted to go to Fukuoka, I'd heard that it was such an amazing city and almost like the Tokyo of the west of Japan. When I arrived at Hakata Station I was proved right, it was very much like Tokyo, extremely busy, bustling and looked like a load of fun!
... Spring, and the floats leave the Kushida Shrine at 4:59 AM and race for 5 Kilometer. I posted the video below as well as the result of videotaping to so close to the runners in one of the smaller streets.
After the festival I ran back to the apartment to change (see picture for the reason why...). Good timing on my part, because 10 minutes after I arrived it started pouring outside. Since the weather was not that great for the next 2 hours I decided to do all ...
... to walk the extra mile and check it out. Well either I went on the wrong day, or at the wrong time, or don't understand the word "lively" as I should have saved my shoe leather. It certainly wasn't lively and the street wasn't exactly packed with vendors but I did count three carts so I guess the "carts" bit was correct.
Also checked the water front area out when I was reserving my ticket to Busan. So that's it for Japan. Next stop ...
... point I regret not opting for the sidearm. It sounded like a strange bird I had never heard before. It didn't sound like anything crazy or huge, just different. But I knew that was just a decoy for the ambush awaiting after my next few steps. Velociraptors, though you wouldn't know it from watching the movies, have a bad sense of smell, but great hearing. I had to get ready to use my whistle. Once I blew it, I had to run as quickly as I could back to the lift. I prepped ...
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