A Small Swede in the Big World's Guestbook



1st October 2019

Impressive Research
I’m constantly impressed by the level of research you undertake. Well done. I absolutely loved Koyasan and I’ll gladly go back. I might even be tempted to do the pilgrimage!
8th October 2019

Impressive Research
Thank you! =) I enjoyed reading about your experiences at Koyasan and it was a big reason that I decided to go there. =)
1st October 2019

You’re Hardcore!
Per-Olof, you’re one hardcore dude. Two mountains in quick succession?!? I’m glad you at least got a bit of sunrise. I got absolutely none when I climbed Mt Fuji in 2010. I, too, did an overnight climb.
8th October 2019

You’re Hardcore!
Thanks man! Aye, it might have been brief, but it was much welcome after that arduous climb. Aye, I remember that you had really rough luck with yours.
27th August 2019

Weather, people and food...
...three things that can make or break a walking holiday for me :) Glad to hear you gave yourself a slower day to recuperate. I'm intrigued by the ryokans, and will definitely be trying to stay in as many as we can when we eventually make it to Japan. What does a typical ryokan breakfast include?
3rd September 2019

Weather, people and food..
It was a much needed break. =) Breakfast at a ryokan is usually quite comprehensive, lots of different dishes, many of them seasonal in nature. =)
15th July 2019

Clear Day
Yay! Glad to read that the typhoon finally ended, and that you had some good weather on your day off rest, my friend. I hope all your things continued to dry out nicely.
16th July 2019

Thank you!
It was indeed very welcome with some good weather by this point. ☺
6th July 2019
Yuzutsu

Yuzutsu
It is places or scenes like this that capture my imagination and make travel so rewarding.
6th July 2019
Huge Insect

Huge Insect
This is a cicada. We always know when summer is coming or has arrived in Oz when the cicadas start drumming.
10th July 2019
Huge Insect

Huge Insect
Ah, so that's what the look like, I hear them a lot in Japan but I've never actually seen one. I think there are seven or eight different species in Japan. =)
6th July 2019
Enjoying a Good Conversation

Enjoying a good conversation
You share many of your fine qualities of determination, endurance and devotion in your blogs Per-Olof, but this one shows magnificently one of the finest...your time shared with locals and by so doing entering their lives and sharing stories they are so willing to hear and tell. One of our favourite times in all our travels was with a rickshaw driver over lunch in a peasant restaurant in the Fragrant Hills out of Beijing, who was one of the poorest men we have ever met but our time with him over two days was one of the richest.
10th July 2019
Enjoying a Good Conversation

Enjoying a good conversation
Thank you my dancing friend. =) One of the best parts of travelling is the people you meet, they often stand out more in memory than the monuments you visit. =)
27th May 2019

Rain
Blimey, what a rainy day! You must indeed have been drenched! I'm glad your phone survived, but sorry to read about your camera and laptop. Well done on making it though! I was part-glad to read that you'd be having an easier day the next day, with a bus to take you the next stage. I feel that indeed you deserved a rest and an easier day at this stage.
11th June 2019

Rain
I must admit that I also feel like I deserved it at that point lol
26th May 2019

Typhoon Trekking
Wow! What an experience! During the typhoon I experienced in Japan last year, I was more than happy to be holed up inside my hotel room weathering it out. How exhilarating it must have been for you to trek through one! The cosy inn, room and hot bath at the end of the day must indeed have been a welcome treat for you! A very atmospheric read, thank you 😊
11th June 2019

Typhoon Trekking
Thank you! Indeed it was very nice to finally slump down and rest at the end of it. =)
25th May 2019

Shuincho
Yay! Great to see you were able to receive your special shuin. I imagine indeed that some of the temples have become more like hotels, but glad to see you were able to find some hidden and friendly gems. What a lovely day of temple visiting for you 😊
11th June 2019

Shuincho
Aye, the good ones that I found was truly refreshing amongst the hotel experiences. =)
24th May 2019
Statues Representing the Shikoku Pilgrimage

Shikoku Pilgrimage
Fascinating depiction for posterity.
11th June 2019
Statues Representing the Shikoku Pilgrimage

Shikoku Pilgrimage
Thank you. =)
24th May 2019
Path of Torii

Path of Torii
I have seen picks of the Torii at another site so this one with a more rustic feel is a delight to see.
11th June 2019
Path of Torii

Path of Torii
It was indeed a lovely rustic path, I enjoyed it immensely. =)

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