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... round, cutting wood for heat, and building storage barns and such. The youthful crowd and energetic activities give it a “Dude Ranch” or farm hand sort of feel with a strong dose of hard-core Zen. I do mean hard core....the web page warns to know why you are coming here because “Nobody will wipe your ass for you”. The setting is just awesome, the practice quite demanding, and again I've had the fortune to meet some exceptional human beings.
Rich green rice paddies, a rich variety of mountain panoramas, tiny towns with crystal clear mountain brooks, traditional tiled roof/ bamboo slat houses, river-bridge views of modern, organized and clean cities – traveling by rail in Japan gives a sampling-platter of Japanese life. The cutting-edge bullet train feels like a rocket ship, but the local trains that slice through the ...
... sand dune when it's almost a hundred degrees and the sand feels twice as hot. Back at the steps to the parking lot we dumped out a couple of pounds of sand each from our shoes and socks, and Joe tried his best to get sand out of his shirt, etc. One lesson I learned from the sand dune is that I never, ever want to be stranded in the desert. It was bad enough having to walk up that one sand dune that was,in the grand scheme of things, not that big. I can't imagine being stuck in ...
... hilly area with the surfy coast truely excited me.
The scenery I expected is like below.
I arrived in Tottori at half past 2 in the afternoon by bus. In the bus station, I caught a sight of a bus just leaving for the sand dunes, so I headed for the bus and waved to have the bus stopped. The driver realized me and he opened the door ...
... up a few snacks from a local minimart. Tottoris main attraction for visitors is its sand dunes, which are situated on the coast about 5km out of town. These dunes cover a large area, and they are massive , more like giant hills. It had just rained so they were easy to work up (quite easy but still steep). After creating some artworks in the sand, it started to drizzle again so ...