Due to the fact that it was only the two of us walking home and we had no one to take our picture, so we decided to stop traffic on a busy street so that we could set up the cameras on a parked car on the opposite side of the street and set the timer so that we would be able to run and throw ourselves just in time to have our picture taken. I am pretty sure the cab driver that we had block off the street was not impressed, but I think he was afraid to hit the drunk tourists. Hahahah.
Sapporo's Snow Festival February 4th 2006 http://www.travelblog.org/gmaps/map_Ih.html
DAY 1: Saturday, February 4th
The adventure started bright and early (6am!) when I rolled off my futon at Ryokan Casey (a.k.a Casey Hotel... a.k.a Casey's apartment where I spend every weekend). Out of excitement I jumped up and shouted "We're going to Hokkaidooooo!!!" only to be shot down by Casey who quickly reminded me that it was still only 6am ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hokkaido » Sapporo In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it solely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." -Mark Twain
Hey everyone! I have started this journal in order to keep you informed of my adventures in Japan, as well as my travels throughout Asia.
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