Japan Solo Adventure!
In 2010 I had decided to put myself to test and travel through Japan alone. I went to my local voluntary service and found two projects to work on and participate in cultural exchanges.
My first job was in beautiful Fukuoka prefecture. There were 7 of us in the group and we had expected some Japanese pupils to come and share time with us and learn English from us. Together we were making “paella” – Spanish dish, walked through the mountains in order to find clues which were going to lead us to the goal destination – a little amusement park. I had been enchanted with bamboo woods we walked through.
Before the children arrived, we went to the local household in a small village, where we were kindly greeted.
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In order to get to know and help an older lady, her son and a small doggy named Ku, we started chopping some woods. I gave my best despite my absolute ignorance in the matter. It turned out not to be so hard as I thought. After a while as we were wet with sweat, few bees from a nearby hives decided to attack us a little! Everyone, including couple of horses, goats, a cow and chickens went ballistic and start running.
We got back to the house to make some postcards with dried flowers and to help with making “nigiri” – delicious, by the way.
After 10 days my next stop was Kokura – a smaller city, where I met with one Japanese friend – yes, you can quickly find interesting people to hang out with, as Japanese are very open to foreign people and ready to help almost any time – and he had introduced me to some good Japanese beers and great sightseeing. When we were supposed to meet, he even got a little late! Really funny and surprising – there it is, at least young people there are not so uptight and rigid as you would guess.
With another friend and his friends from Philippines, I visited some game rooms where we played Guitar Hero and took some very interesting photos.
After that we dropped in a café where the staff wanted take a photo with me, as they were pretty enthusiastic with my heights. And I’m not very high – 174 cm.
My another stop was Nara – this small town was once a capital of Japan in earlier times. Nara is the nicest city – full with shrines and temples; deer and does walking freely through the parks and in front of temples! You can even buy cookies on the street, specially made for them!
Before I headed to visit the famous Todai-ji Buddhist temple, I was thinking to meditate a little in the park and get an ice cream. Still, that wasn’t so easy as a deer was coming towards me like he was claiming the “ice cream territory”. His hissing diverted me to go to the other side for my dessert. As I found my place to sit and relax, I saw a stubborn doe trying to find out what is in a ladies bag – “is it a dainty for me?! Give me, give me, where is it?! I won’t back down!”, as if she was saying. The ladies got up and went laughing…
To be continued…
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