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... thought was a hotel to ask for directions and we were greeted by two older Japanese men who couldn't speak English. We showed them on the map where we wanted to go and by using Google maps and hand gestures we managed to go in the right direction. They even gave us an umbrella for Noel. They were so so nice. One of them had a toy poodle which was so cute. We must have been' talking' for about 15 minutes We found the hotel. It was called Arklead Guest House. ...
Because this is the only place I have good wifi connection and surprisingly there are still a lot of people awake even though it's 1:45 AM. I'm so hungry, and I actually feel like eating crepes right now, but it's really dark outside and I don't think there's any chance that I'll get to ...
Early start compared to other days, Jus set the alarm for 7.30 - ouch that hurt! Off to Jus's old school today so we had to iron our clothes, we have to make a good impression. The hotel reception brought up a kid size ironing board. Had to sit on the floor to iron, very funny. Current fashion trend- flowy shirts & skirts (or super short flowy shorts that look like super short skirts) teamed with the highest heels, most often they're platform wedges. Flesh ...
... uchi matches are scheduled, the colorful ‘doyo-iri’ or ‘entering the ring’ ceremony took place and as soon as we took our seats for the 2.45pm matches, the colorful doyo-iri had started.
The days opponents were arranged into two teams randomly.
Down one aisle in reverse order of their rank came one team of ‘maku-uchi’ Rikishi wearing ‘Kesho-mawashi’ (ceremonial aprons). ...
... at the summit two hours early. Picked a good spot for watching the sunrise and used heat packs (lifesavers!!) to combat the cold. Sunrise was beautiful. Oddly, the widely acknowledge summit is not the real tallest part of the mountain. It was a further 30 mins from the pseudo summit to the real peak. We waited in line for 30mins to get our photo at the top. Saw 'fujikage' the shadow of Mt Fuji which was stunning. Still suffering from ...