A Small Swede in the Big World's Guestbook



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. =)
24th May 2019
Nakahechi Route

Trekking in Japan - looks nice
Too bad that you had such dreadful weather. But other than that it looks nice to trek in Japan. We'll definitely consider it in the future. This summer we will be trekking for about one week ourselves. I'm sure it will be a good vacation. /Ake
11th June 2019
Nakahechi Route

Trekking in Japan - looks nice
It was, despite the weather, hope yours will be good as well and with better weather. =)
21st May 2019
Path of Torii

A"corridor"
To take photos of "corridors"/"tunnels" like this is my trademark. I love those photos. /Ake
22nd May 2019
Path of Torii

A"corridor"
They are really beautiful =)
21st May 2019
Delicious Evening Meal

True grit
I'm impressed that you pressed on through the rain and met your goal. However I felt your pain when reading about the vertical climb with your backpack while being lashed by rain! The dinner at the Kiri-no-Sato Takahara Lodge looks fabulous. Bet it tasted all the better after the day you'd had :)
21st May 2019
Delicious Evening Meal

True grit
Thank you! =) It was a rough start of this part of the journey, but I was glad that I did it. I feel it would have been a worse start if I had skipped it. Aye, that dinner was very welcome and delicious at that point. =D
20th May 2019
Manihōtō (Treasury Pagoda)

Treasury Pagoda
You have visited heaps of pagodas. This one is a beauty.
21st May 2019
Manihōtō (Treasury Pagoda)

Treasury Pagoda
I really liked it as well. It was nice to go inside for once, a lot of pagodas that I come upon are closed to visits but this one was not only open but also very welcoming. =)
19th May 2019

Beautiful
Wow, what a beautiful place! It seems you had a really special time on your first day at Mount Koya. The temple stay looks so peaceful and calming, and I'm sure indeed the evening walk in the cemetery was just beautiful! You really know your Japanese history my friend 😊
19th May 2019

Beautiful
Thank you my friend! I know you would love it there. =)
10th May 2019
Mausoleums of Yūki Hideyasu and Lady Oman

On my to-do list
This place just went up on my places-I-have-to-visit-some-day-list. It looks really cool. There are several similar places in China too. It is a wonderful experience to visit those. I know that from my own expereince. /Ake
10th May 2019
Mausoleums of Yūki Hideyasu and Lady Oman

On my to-do list
Aye, it's really a magical place, I would love to visit it's Chinese counterparts as well!
6th May 2019
Small Offering in a Cedar Tree

Eternal Meditation
Your grasp of the telling of history is a gift Per Olof that you certainly excel in. Fascinating. Your pilgrimage for enlightenment, if I can call it that, is also inspiring as an insight into your character. I hope these words are acceptable in my brevity in seeking to express them.
7th May 2019
Small Offering in a Cedar Tree

Eternal Meditation
They certainly are my dancing friend. This was a journey to explore myself, my spirituality and my beliefs. =)

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