Hong Kong

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

I landed in Hong Kong last night.

I forgot to grab a map at the airport, so all I have to guide me is an iPhone app...but the places here are quite easy to find. I like Hong Kong so far, even if personally, I wouldn't be able to live in this crowded and crammed place.

So, my mom suggested that I go to the Giant Buddha in Lantau island, which is the world's tallest, outdoor seated Buddha.

I called my mom while I was there, and she told me to take the cable car down. She is influencing me so much, because I wanted to take the bus that is 4 times cheaper.

...and while I was there, I thought to myself that I might as well pay for the crystal cabin; it gives you a bird's eye view with that glass bottom :)

Stanley, my favorite.

Avenue of Stars.

Ladies' market. Nothing interesting.

PS.: Hong Kong boys are so cute with their tanned skin.

Tokyo, part 2

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Here concludes my last day in Tokyo.

Asakusa, "Old Tokyo".

Shibuya, Tokyo's busiest district.

A street in Ueno.

Ueno Park.

1-You can never find a garbage can nearby.
2-Vending machines at every street corner.
3-Trains are 99% punctual.
4-Japanese guys are very gentlemen.
5-Old women in public baths.
6-Short girls on platforms and still short.
7-Best purchase in Japan: an umbrella.
8-Can someone turn down the AC at night?!


Saturday, 28 July 2012

I never thought I would say this but, I don't like Tokyo at all and I can't wait to leave. I know how unbelievable that sounds, but despite their technology, fashion, porn, and everything...there is something very bland here. The only things that I don't find boring here is their coffee shops and ice creams. The Shinkansen is quite cool too.

Tokyo Skytree is apparently the tallest tower in the world. I went there because Jasper recommended it. So, I got there, and it was packed with people. I could barely walk around.

Tokyo nightview

My capsule room :S

Asahi Beer Tower.

Tsukiji fish market, the world's biggest fish market. Does that surprise you?

I was on skype with my mom last night, and she told me that I should visit the imperial palace. I'm actually so not interested, but I had a heavy lunch at the fish market, and I felt like taking a walk so I went there to see what's so good about it. I got there, and realized that all we're allowed to see is the entrance and the bridge...but there were still tons of people taking pictures there.Thanks mom.


To be continued.


Thursday, 26 July 2012

Today, I went to Nara with two Europeans I met in Kyoto; Jasper and Max. This is what I like about travelling alone; you get to spend time with others in a continuous and ongoing way, but you're still alone and independent.

We were mostly in Nara park; it's a place where deer run around freely. They are so cute, but they are not interested in you unless you have food.

PS.: I just came back from a bath house. I went with this guy from Holland, Jasper.

I walked into the changing room, and the first thing I saw was this old lady with saggy boobs sitting on the bench. Everyone was naked...and I was a little shocked at first. I walked towards a locker, slowly and calmly, so that nobody will realize that I'm a foreigner. I undress and walk into the bath area. I see all these naked women, sitting on little plastic benches, washing themselves in front of the mirror; a lot of older ladies...saggy boobs, flat asses, weird skin...I was terrified.

It's funny how Japanese are so serious about washing every inch of their body, they could seriously spend 2 hours rinsing themselves. Haha, but I still really liked it and want to go back with my whole shower kit. By the time I walked out of the bath house, it was dark outside and the temperature got cooler.

I kind of like Kyoto a little more now.


Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Kyoto is nice, people are incredibly polite and the places are beautiful, but the weather is killing me.

Today, I rented a bicycle and went around the city. Quite honestly, I didn't go to a lot of places because the streets looked all similar; a temple here, a shrine there...I must say that I'm not a fan of Kyoto. Maybe I'll like Tokyo more.

Fukuoka, Nagasaki

Monday, 23 July 2012

Yay, I arrived in Nagasaki after 3 hours of sleep, not finding the bus stop, being 10 minutes from missing my flight and 2 hours of train. Kuniko came to Fukuoka to see me, how nice.

I had horse meat. It's awesome.

Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki

After writing at least 2 papers on the atomic bomb of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, I'm finally here at ground zero.

Peace Park.


My skin is peeling off :(

Day ?: Random

Saturday, 21 July 2012

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