South Korea – One More Time

20 Feb 2013 Korea Gumi Hugh Spa Sauna 구미휴스파사우나

It has been a long time since my last post, therefore a brief summary and after that an explanation of my whereabouts.

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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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Chapter II – 第二章

25 Sep 2012 Japan 立命館大学インターナショナルハウス常盤

The summer vacation is almost at its end and autumn is getting closer. The first semester is definitely over now and changes came with the vacation. Our dormitory was almost empty at the beginning of the vacation but now it is filled up with people again. Almost four dozen new students brought new life into the empty […]

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Back in Kyoto

2 Sep 2012 Japan 立命館大学インターナショナルハウス常盤

At around 7 am I took the local train to get closer to the next parking area. The way was rather far and I was exhausted when I arrived at my hitchhiking site. But the effort was worth it.

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Kyoto – Osaka – Kobe – (almost) Tokushima

25 Aug 2012 Japan 大神子

Sometimes a man has to do, what he has to do. So I decided to use my summer vacation to see more of Japan. Because trains or busses are too expensive (and boring) I travel via hitchhiking. The first destination is Tokushima (徳島).

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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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