Hotel Pearl City Sapporo
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... subway stop Gakuen Mae
And to all of our friends to whom we had to say bye
Goodbye to Lunch Bunch and people at Let’s Talk
Goodbye to the men showing us where to walk
Goodbye to the things we experienced everyday
Like bowing, sumimasen, and hai dozo they’d say
Goodbye to chopsticks we mastered that skill
And to the girls who wear skirts though in the air there’s ...
... and followed.
Before entering the actual pools you have to take a shower. So I head on over and straight away there's a naked man with no towel round himself just standing there facing me. "For f*ck sake!" I was thinking. Probably the first of many. So I went ahead and started showering. But they have a mirror so you can see your whole body. And you have to sit down and look in it in order to shower. It was weird. Watching myself ...
... because that meant I got to talk to all of my friends and didn't have to choose just one group. I knew at least one person at each table, so I wasn't nervous at all but sometimes it was hard to tell them my time was up with them and that I had to move on. It kind of reminded me of my teaching days because I got to use my loud teacher voice to make the announcements. I also got paid $10 plus my transportation costs to do it!
Tuesday night I started scrap booking. In ...
... t accumulate but made for a nice view during breakfast. Betsy got to Skye with her parents and then we headed to the bus station to make our way to an onsen, or traditional Japanese hot spring. The bus ride was about an hour long toward the start of some of the surrounding mountains of the city. In order to use an onsen you can not have tattoos (we didn't have to worry about this), you have to be completely naked (which is weird for the first 15 minutes or so) and ...
... the first couple hours we’d have to pack it up and head back to Adak.
Slowly though, the headwinds actually decreased! We started getting a healthy crosswind component from the left. Over time that crosswind moved more and more to our rear as we entered a favorable low pressure system. Before long we were looking at a tailwind! Unbelievable! We had up to 27 knots of wind at our backs! We were flying at such low power ...