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... chocolate, though it did have a store at the end so after staring at chocolate for an hour it was impossible not to buy any. Walking around the building after a big day yesterday and not the best of sleeps resulted in us getting tired pretty quickly. We decided to make the trip back to Caitlin's to watch some Sherlock and get an early night.
Goal: See everything in the museum
Status: After 5 levels and many hours, we briefly looked at the last ...
... end the day we caught up with two of Caitlin's friends in the area for a light show. We walked around with our beer and took in the beautiful displays then headed on for more food and drinks before calling it a night. We headed to our hotel in Nagoya and found a small room with basically just a bunk bed in it, though for $20 each it was more than fine.
Goal: Open my eyes whilst on the scary rides
Status: I did...well most of the time ...
... of the castle and it's contents but oh well.
The evening consisted of amazing sushi dinner and a few bars for Japanese beer. Communication is a minimum, we've become very good at smiling, nodding and saying 'arigato'.
Osu Kannon temple was destination of the day. It was rather nice. People on their way back from the grocery store just stop off for a quick pray and bow and wave the inscense about then they're off again. Right next to it is ...
... on me its very distracting, but quite cute. Shanghai was brief and the next flight only 2 hours. Ate lots of interesting plane food. Got to Nagoya and hopped on the train into the center. Had an interesting and funny time trying to find the hotel. It stunned us how lovely, friendly and helpful people here are even if they can't speak English they try, or run and get someone who can! We gave in eventually and ...
Distance: 68.6 kkm
Elevation Gain: 1,387 metres
It is now Tuesday, 15 October and I am in Nagoya taking shelter from a typhoon that is pelting much of Japan. Below is a summary of yesterday's ride up and over Mt. Norikura.
I woke up to bright sunshine and, after a hearty breakfast, prepared my bike and gear for the ride up Norikura. When speaking to Dan, the lodge owner, he said that it would be windy at the top as it ...