Monthly Archives: December 2000

Japan 2000: Day 9

Chill-out and getting-ready-to-travel-again day There was not much going on today .. sleeping long .. food, packing, checking email, and then getting ready to go to the bus station in Himeji, singing “Oha-Rock” (Shingo Mama on the radio, while the … Continue reading

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Japan 2000: Day 8

XMAS day !!! yeah !!! .. Today’s program: going to the earthquake champion 1995 : KOBE. What could be better on xmas day then Sushi for breakfast and the daughter of the house running around in her Kimono? I actually … Continue reading

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Japan 2000: Day 7

Xmas Eve – Day was for us a travel day again, going back to Himeji. The breakfast on xmaseveday was a wicked “KaRuBi” Mac … I have NO idea what it was exactly … but McDonald has all over the … Continue reading

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Japan 2000: Day 6

After getting up at 3:30 pm this day, there was not much sunlight to catch. Once showering was done we finally headed out for “breakfast”, by taking the train to a nearby town called “Hirakata” No, this is not Beni-hana … Continue reading

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Japan 2000: Day 5

What a very long long day … getting up .. train riding until oblivion .. no sleep !!! but that sums up the 3 day Osaka experience pretty well: so … after some wild train riding and schlepping the suitcase … Continue reading

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Japan 2000: Day 4

So, slowly it seems we get into the right timezone … and so today’s program means CULTURAL AFFAIRS … and what other than the Himeji-Castle and Karaoke can that be ??? Early in the morning (around 10 AM) Hisako’s mom … Continue reading

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Japan 2000: Day 3

The first day “on the town”. Well, after waking up far too early, we were than treated with a yummy breakfast (i never tried to eat fried eggs with chopsticks, but hey, it works !). The next adventure wasn’t far: … Continue reading

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Japan 2000: Day 2

Nightfall was replaced with just closing the windowshades, gin & tonics, and the imense boring Bruce Willis movie “The Kid” which put everyone to sleep. And so we crossed the dateline without really noticing it. Suddenly it was Tuesday. The … Continue reading

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Japan 2000: Day 1

Travel Day !!! Waking up at 3:45 AM is no fun at all .. and then you show up at the airport in time, just to find out that you can wait another 1.5 hours in line. There was even … Continue reading

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