Travel Blogs from Nara
... and having experienced them before I know how to handle them: Just walk strait at them and don't alter your heading; then the deer will go our of your way and also not bother you as much.
I see several temples and drink a lot of water. The deer was still annoying at times but how often does one get to touch a live deer?
Steps / strides today: 16815
... the building was once 50% bigger! It was built in 1709 in its current form. There is also a giant wood gate entering the temple area. Apparently the temple used to have two pagodas flanking the building that were 100 meters tall! So there you have it! We stopped for a late lunch of hot pot in a funny 70s restaurant, and then made our way to Osaka. We have done 8.9 miles so far ...
January 21, 2014
Today we went on a tour to Angkor Thom and
Angkor wat. We went on top of a pyramid shaped tower and when we were climbing
up the stairs we thought that was steep but the stone original stairs were even
We took a couple pics and there's one pic
of me up at the top. And going down was
even harder (especially ...
The god came riding on a white deer. Today, regarded as heavenly animals, the deer roam freely about town. I spent a little time walking around Kyoto. Along the river was an area full of parked bicycles. I guess, maybe, people leave them here and catch a bus to school or work, I'm not sure. At one place the sidewalk had a sign painted on it "No Smoking, No Littering". After this, I started to notice them more often as I walked. I walked around town a little ...
... with 2 buses and 2 trains arrived in Kyoto at 4pm. Transport from the train station wasn`t as good as the other big cities and rely on busy bus services and a shed load of (awesome looking, very cheap) bikes. The compact hostel/guest house was another traditional number. Steep wooden stairs, one toilet, 1 shower and bunk beds, nice and clean though. We speedily left to explore the Geisha district. Old streets, wooden shacks, red lanterns, cherry blossoms by the stream, Geishas, and ...