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... a tourist. We found out that he is from Hong Kong and was on his way to Sapporo tonight and then to Hakodate tomorrow. I thought he didn't look Japanese and his English was way too good.
We had a pleasant chat about Japan and where we had been and gave him some advice about going to Hakodate market at 5.30am. He told us about the political unrest in Hong Kong for the past two weeks. He was a photographer and showed me his full frame Nikon camera as well ...
... my future house.
We dropped of Hiroto back at the hostel and we headed back to Obihiro again. The weather looks threatening and Momo's mum called to warn us for the hurricane coming over Hokkaido. The wind was getting stronger and the fog was heavy but it wasn't to bad as we thought it would be. I was so tired after this lovely but intensive weekend that I slept almost right away. I slept like a log that night.
... who stay in the hostel. They are all Japanese except me. Most of them can speak a little English. I talked a bit with Takao a Japanese maths teacher. Japanese people are kind of preserved. They try to keep their life secret for you. So they will do if they didn't hear your question or they try to be very secret about it and talk around it.
And after a nice skype session with my parents it is already bed time. The beds are so soft!
In the morning it was still raining and the clouds hanging low. No point to go on a mountain when you cannot see anything
So we decided to visit the lavender fields and town in Furano closed by. There farms that grow lavender - and for once not rice fields or soy beans - and those are attractions to Japanese tourists. There is a local train line going there which came handy
We ate at ...
Unfortunately the weather changed to become overcast and scattered rains. So we step out at Sapporo - the 1972 winter olymic game host city - and explored the botanical garden.
As it has been raining pretty hard, some of the parts were not accessible and still damp
Anyway in the Otori Park of the city was the famous Sapporo Beer festival. We can only imagine how it is in the evening, but we had lunch there. ...