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First Impressions

The vending machine is coming right for us!

sunny 20 °C


Well today was pretty awesome, we managed to squeeze in an Imperial procession, the path of philosophy (Brad contemplated society, Darren wrote some poems and I invented the interstellar messaging system - more info coming later), a large ensemble of temples, multiple shops and a few eateries.

Brad used chop sticks for the first time yesterday and is already shoveling in the food like a pro! Darren is regretting bringing a bad pair of shoes and my beard is going on strong.

The flight over was pretty good, I managed to get told off by a small child and she re-affirmed our holiday mantra
"ITS A GOOD HOLIDAY, ITS A HAPPY HOLIDAY". Brad got told off by an elderly lady about forgetting to pack a bomb and we are still waiting for Darren to be yelled at.

We are currently at the hostel with the other two having a snooze (possibly an extended nap since they turned offf the alarm and continued sleeping). It is very cramped and Darren has already managed to tear the bathroom door off in a feat of wild bear like strength.

With a large portion of Kyoto done we are planning a day trip tomorrow to check out a deer park and a few local temples at Nara. It is about 50mins away so after a hearty breakfast of miso soup and rice balls we will chant our holiday mantra for a while in the zen garden then make tracks for the day.

Pictures will be coming tomorrow and I will try to make an entry whenever the guys are taking naps :)

Posted by brisvegas 04:48 Archived in Japan Tagged backpacking

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what is the weather like?
remember to get lots of photos!!!

by MrsVegas

Sup Josh...
Glad to hear you made it here OK. I was online last night hoping you get on MSN!! Damn heys.. forgot your web page... Yeah i was thinking Kyoto to be a SMALL TOWN!! haha guess i was WAY WRONG.

Yeah we also missed the Fire festival but managed to get to the parade and was near the Sanjo bridge most of the time of the event taking photos.

Anywas man.. Enjoy your trip and dont get locked up heys...


Later mate :)

I keep a watch on your posts :)

by siritiger

Forgot to mention im heading to Takayama now.


Siri :)

by siritiger

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