May 12th, 2009
The photo course saw a load of us in Glendalough on Sunday morning.
We were there and back by 10:30AM, so even if I hadn’t taken a single photo, I’d still think I was great.
April 23rd, 2009
Magome and Tsumago are up in the mountains.
They’re old postal towns and apparently their appearance
hasn’t changed much since the Edo period.
When we arrived in Magome it was very, very dark.
It was also snowing.
There was no-one home (or no-one answering) in most of the houses.
They did have ye olde vending machines selling beer though.
Anyway, we got settled and trekked in search of food
to a crazy pub where 5 locals were singing karaoke.
They made us sing too.
So hearty was the grub that we were up early
the next morning for our walk to Tsumago.
It was still snowing a bit.
We celebrated when we reached the highest point.
We also pretended we were in Lost.
Mal flew on ahead.
Someone had been out earlier than us.
These signs helped us with the countdown to our destination.
We were particularly happy to see this one.
Eventually we reached Tsumago and were reunited with our bags.
It wasn’t a bad oul’ spot.
April 15th, 2009
I liked Hiroshima very much.
It is a very friendly city – and it didn’t hurt that it was sunny and warm that day either.
April 14th, 2009
It was very exciting to get to Japan.
Fukuoka seemed like a good spot – eh, loads of telecommunications…
A good bus system – see how the fare goes up the further you travel?
And everyone was on (nice, non-vandalised) bikes. Pity we couldn’t stay longer.