Monday, October 10, 2005

Kyoto and Osaka


Finally got back to free internet, phew (100 Mb/s i might add, we're so behind)

So we left Tokyo with some intrepidation, we told the guy there which hostel we'd managed to book and he sort of snorted and said "ah, Uno house, veeeery cheap but not very clean" Great!

Well we arrived and it was, as an estate agent would say, quaint and cosy. Basically you had to step over other people most of the time and instead of beds there was Tatami matting, but it was a roof over our heads so we survived. Kyoto was nice, there was some parts of old japan which had managed to not get burnt/bombed/built on over the last century which was nice to see. We saw a Shogun palace which had specially designed floor boards which squeaked as you walked on them to reveal intruders (that was their excuse anyway).

We also saw Kyoto train station, mental! Basically imagine a massive wedge out of the ground made up of escalators with shops on them. There were about 14 large stories, each one had restaurants and shops and there were partial ceilings. I can't describe it, some day i'll get some photos on here, anybody got some web space i can host them on? (Macca?)

Today we baled out of our lovely hostel and came to a hotel in Osaka which is much more pleasant, we have beds, and walls and other luxuries. We ate Sushi today, just a bit to try it, it was quite nice but just not as filling as a good old bowl of soup noodles. We're going to a proper samurai castle tomorrow and then we're going back to Tokyo before our rail passes run out and we actually have to pay for the bullet trains, urgh.

Oh yeah, i bought a compass today and it pleases me, but suze thinks it's lame, pretty much sums it up really, Bye!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Tuesday, 11 October, 2005  
Anonymous Mighty Matt said...

They also do free image hosting.

Tuesday, 11 October, 2005  
Anonymous Macca said...

Sounds like you're having a pretty cool time, and practically living out Bendy's tramp story at the same time!

As for the compass, Suze may think its lame now but she'll change her mind when you safely navigate her and a busload of orphans out of some jungle somewhere. All you need now is a sextant and you'll be set.

Have fun,

(webspace to follow in email)

Tuesday, 11 October, 2005  
Blogger Simon said...

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Tuesday, 11 October, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Wednesday, 12 October, 2005  
Blogger Ash said...

No, no porn yet, although suze was very intrigued by the concept we didn't buy any.

Saturday, 15 October, 2005  

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