donderdag 3 februari 2011

Japan: Newyears!

Today is Chinese new year and that's why it's such a great moment to post about our new years adventure
(no, that's just lucky~)

The 31st of december last year it started snowing in Kyoto!
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And Rox and I stayed in to make these dutch traditional cake things for new year (you will soon find out I'm ALWAYS too late taking pictures of food :/)
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Rox' friends were going to try find a temple to ring bells at! So we decided to join~
We found one in Teramachi just in time for midnight! people were lining up and after we rang the bell we got a really nice hot drink I have no idea what it was but I bet rice was in.
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That night, club entry fees were a bit high, and since we came in so late we didn't feel like paying that and instead we ended up in a cute little club called club Ghost. Where entrance was free and most drinks 500yen.
However for Rox and myself drinks were free cuz we're so charming XD
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we didn't want to make the hair and make too extravagant because we decided to go see the temple the next day and it would be a long day...

We stayed all night, had so much fun~ talked to nice people and weird people but it was all good.
we came out the next morning on 1-1-'11!
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Now, Rox and I had decided to visit the Fushimi Inari Taisha.
and there it was
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the charm of this shrine is the many red torii lined up
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and even more
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to no end
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don't look back!
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The walk up the hill to the top was incredibly long and we were exhausted, every time we encountered a new stairway we were wondering whether it was right to go up or we should just return..
but we went to the top!!
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and we rang the bell and wished good luck for the new year~
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and on our way down we got lost in the woods
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(not joking)
and we came out in a residential area 20 minutes away from the shrine and our feet were soooo dead.
but I wanted to get an apple at a stand in the temple :/
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I got it

And we decided to go to Donki after that but we were so dead..we did it anyway but not much shopping spirit left, dead feet reigned that day *_*
we went to home and straight to bed and I stayed in bed for almost 24 hours
but it was a great adventure!

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