Winter is coming – 冬到来

11 Dec 2012 Japan Kyoto

Just right after Halloween had ended, the enterprises in Japan switched their decoration to Christmas inspired themes. So starting from November I could listen to Christmas songs while I went shopping, and admire Santa Claus figurines advertising the latest products. Autumn is known to be the finest season in Kyoto and therefore thousands of domestic and international […]

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Fukuoka – 福岡

29 Aug 2012 Japan ホテルニューガイアイン中洲東

This morning I left my hostel and took a local train to get closer to the highway. I took a 30-minutes walk to the next Service Area (サービスエリア). Accessing it was easy and legal. Like a miracle it just took me less than 5 minutes until a truck driver picked me up.

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Gozan no Okuribi – 五山送り火

18 Aug 2012 Japan 広沢池

On August 16th Kyoto’s famous bonfire festival took place. Gozan no Okuribi roughly translates to “five mountains farewell bonfire”. This festival is also known as and is the culmination of the Buddhist festival . The Obon festival is a has its roots in Buddhist tradition that lasts several days. At the beginning of the festival, […]

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Field Trip with Japanese High School Students

19 Jun 2012 Japan 銀閣寺垣

Our university offered for international students to participate in a field trip with students from Shibuya (渋谷). The Junior High School students came to Kyoto for a weekend excursion and on Sunday international students joined their tour in order to improve their English communication skills.

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The Local Temple

16 Mar 2011 China 竹园镇

On Sunday we visited the local temple. A very beautiful place full of knowledge and wisdom.

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Yonghe Temple, Temple of Confucius & Wangfujing

25 Feb 2011 China Beijing

Very spiritual sightseeing today: at first we visited a buddhist temple, then we explored the Temple of Confucius. After that, delicious food.

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