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More Japan pics!

snowy track on the way back from the Ryokan where we stayed in snow monkey land (aka Jigokudani) The view out of the train window from Yudanaka to Nagano – I’d not seen very much snow before – one ski trip to NZ doesn’t really compare! Then I was in Tokyo! I didn’t find the…

Home again! Flight was rather ordinary it must be said… we spent an hour and a half on the tarmac in Sydney because no ground crew were working because of lightening – irritating – but really – better for a few travelers to wait than people’s safety to be at risk. I have to say…

In Kyoto now – achieving culture… though it’s a bit of a hard slog today – it’s Very cold – and wet – cold rain not quite melting the slush in random corners – though snow on a temple roof can look very pretty… The battery in my camera has finally run out of charge…

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Thursday – Jigokudani (aka snow monkey land). So Thursday was the day I woke up early and had an outdoor onsen – sitting in the hot water while snowflakes caught in my hair and a monkey or two came for a visit…. Then was breakfast – I’ve been really enjoying traditional japanese breakfasts… I love…

Photo update!

The ryokan where we stayed was very traditional… beautiful tatami mats, very hard pillows! Checking the book for the next adventure – soaking up some winter sun. we had an amazing view out our window… I’m sitting in the ledge looking out The indoor bath – once you get used to the sulpher smell it’s…

In Japan!

Monday: Jetstar is not my favourite airline – but it’s not down there with United – hehe. The plane was nice and new and smelt like leather! Bringing own snacks is okay – though I didn’t organise all that well – not like when neophyte31 packed me a lunch for my flight from SF to…

airport again!

Just running around stuffing things into my bag 😉 I have to say it’s rather strange just packing civilian clothes! Hope I don’t freeze too much – it’s Very Cold at the moment – apparently it’s even been snowing in Tokyo – brrrr

I’m going to Japan! On Monday… eek – I can’t believe it’s come up so quickly… but I’m so excited – I get to see snow monkeys and lots of other Very Good Things! Though the problem with snow monkeys is the snow part – it’s Very Cold! And goodness knows I hate the cold…

music

People are always posting on max, or in lj communities about music to play by and it’s interesting to see sugestions. I personally have an almost pathalogical horror of enigma and I’m not too keen on massive attack either 😉 Yesterday’s long session took my sub through a strange look at my cds. We started…