CouchSurfing in Nara

Trip Start Sep 09, 2009
Trip End Oct 21, 2009

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CouchSurf: Eri's, then Haruna's

Flag of Japan  , Kinki,
Monday, October 5, 2009


"CouchSurfing in Nara"
by swami_worldtraveler


In the interest of time, this blog is mostly to post photos, so the usually "story" will have to wait, if at all...


My not-girlfriend, Michele, was in Japan by cooincidence (well, sorta:); she took the Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo and I met her at the station in Osaka. I surprised her with a couchsurfing adventure planned for the nearby Nara Prefecture and the old city of Nara (site of the original capital of Japan). She was excited!


Our first night was spent with Eri (age 25) and her family. They feed us a wonderful Japanese dinner and set us up in a traditional tatami guest room. Wonderful hosts:) I only wished we'd had more time to spend with them.


Our second, and final, night was spent with Haruna, a 21 year old college student. Her loft apartment was very small, but she graciously hosted us. We were very thankful. She gave us a guided tour of the old city, plus threw an autentic takoyaki (octopus balls - no, not those kind!) party for us! How's that for native flare! We enjoyed talking about travel, language, music, and other things. Again, I wished we'd had more time.


OK, on to the photos to tell the rest of the story!...

P.S. The photos are in the wrong order, sorry:) They are correct in the editor, so I don't know what's up. "If debugging is the process of removing bug, then programmings must be the process of putting them in!" Gotta laugh along with life:)...
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