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... us pay the difference in fares. Eventually we turned up at our next destination. There is a kitten at the hostel! Dinner was a feast of sushi and tempura'd seafood. Followed by dumplings. And ice cream. Now we are back at the hostel playing with the kitten, a lovely end to a pleasant day. No plans at all for tomorrow at this stage, in going to try to 'wing it'. Let's see how that goes ... Breakfast $10 Lunch $20 Dinner $42 P.s tell Walter I have got him a new pen ...
... shower! It was funny - at one with nature! Jona and I took a short hike up a very steep hill, which offered gorgeous views. We met John and Kate for a Japanese breakfast (read: fish and vegetables) at 8:30, then we went on a hike to see a small shrine. We attempted to walk a good distance, but the hills were extremely steep so we didn't get too far.
We journeyed on to our next town, Kawayu Onsen, and it had begun raining. We walked ...
... people are lovely and can speak a little bit of English so we have hit it off quite well. That's just a small portion of the last few days, but I am really enjoying myself, even though I'm a little bit tired now. Fun Fact: you have to eat all of the rice in your bowl. Rice takes 7 months to grow so each piece of rice has 7 souls. So you cannot leave the 7 souls in your bowl. Peace out! ...
... cutting dried lavender, weeding in the rice paddy and catching baby aigamo ducks (trying to catch them at least). Aigamo ducks are employed throughout Japan traditionally and currently as a natural weed eater in the rice paddies. They fertilize the fields as they go and keep out the bugs too. Catching them once they are in the paddy can be quite difficult however. We spent almost an hour in the dark of
night creeping back ...
... of the decor. Amazing.
Soon we were introduced to Shota and the fun began. What a character! So much like Goseke and similar in age.
Now all this is going on with our poor Japanese and Yumi's high school English (along with her ever present dictionary and the translation app on my iPod).
I learned just how quickly kids catch on when I heard Shota's frequent "Oh No!!" every time he ran a train or car in to the wall. Somehow he ...
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