A Small Swede in the Big World's Guestbook



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. =)
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

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