Journal - Napló

Days 421-426. Hokkaido (Japan 4.)

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Day 421.

 

The Russian visa had just one little flaw. It did not entitle you to stay a month from the day you step on Russian land but from a day given. In order to take full advantage of my ’Russian time’, I had four days to cross Japan and reach the ferry.

    I took the metro, went to Tokyo’s northern half and after a few kilometres of walking I started to hitch.


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Days 410-421, Tokyo (Japan 3.)

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

   Alex arrived at the final stop of his journey. About 13 months ago he set out with his companion riding the bike. They seperated back in Bulgaria. He traveled by bike as far as Istanbul, then he hitch-hiked or took the bus to Erzurum where we first met. We hitch-hiked together to Tehran then he chose to head to Dubai. In Delhi we met again for a couple of days, then in the Nepalese Pokara. We traveled together through Tibet as far as Beijing. And now, during the last...

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Days 404-410. Mount Fuji to Tokyo (Japan 2.)

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Day 404.

 

… hot and weary, sweating hard, I’m walking with my big backpack. A gentleman who presumably had taken notice of me from a distance approached. He hands me a bottle of icy water. We don’t even stop. A kind and supportive gesture, a thankful nodding, we’re smiling…

 

   Alex and I have kept in touch with each other since our separation in Beijing. The final destination of his one year’s journey was Japan...

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Days 398-403 Hiroshima, Kyoto (Japan 1.)

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

'   Japan is an island country. It's population is growing, the area remains the same, more new things are being born than old are fading? Perhaps this is what taught, made Japanese to find harmony with their environment and not to take more away from nature than what?s needed?

   Anywhere I've been in the southern part of Japan, there has always been a strict line between civilization and nature. There's no transition. The backwalls of the last houses of the populat...

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