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Month: December 2015

Gaijin on a Push Bike – Day 25

Gaijin on a Push Bike – Day 25

Saturday 13th August 2005 – Shodoshima to Himeji (小豆島 – 姫路)Presents given – udon, mugi-cha, soap, shampoo One of my ideas for a sightseeing stop-off on the return journey from Kyushu to Ibaraki had been Jigokudani in the Japan Alps, where Macaque monkeys take refuge from the snow in steaming pools of volcanic spring water, their exposed fur flecked with chunks of ice. It now seemed unlikely that I would make it that far north, but encountering monkeys in their…

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