Monthly Archives: January 2012

“Oh look! There’s the police!”

Rosie introduced me to the three other Cove Guardians. There was young, lanky *Nina from Australia; outspoken *Robert from Canada and quiet, serious *Kevin – a Dutch national. It was the first time I met them. Robert and I have … Continue reading

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“Hello Nix. Welcome!”

Kii-Katsuura station is small with only one entry and exit point. All passengers are greeted by two young women dressed in red, white and black kaftans. I had no idea how big or small Kii-Katsuura was and had no idea … Continue reading

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Be Careful!

The trains were beautiful. On the opposite platform a train arrived with sleek lines and large round windows. I impatiently waited for my train. One or two stations away I had to get off and change over at the Hineno … Continue reading

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Of Strangers And Candy

A loud rumble in my stomach snapped me out of my self pitying reverie. A lack of proper vegan nutrition on the way to Japan left me hungry. The drop in the elevator down from the 46th floor didn’t help … Continue reading

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“Hatch! Hatch!”

  The guy behind the glass window waved me through when I ceremoniously and with a big smile showed him my ticket to Rinku Town. I found my platform relatively easily. The signs on the platforms were both in Japanese … Continue reading

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Like a purebred ditz, I forgot to add photos.            

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Train Three

So. I was in. I had no cooking clue where to go. It was close to 6pm and there was no train to Kii-Katsuura which meant I needed to find a bed for the night. When joining up as a … Continue reading

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Japan, I Have Arriven!

Unless I have a tight connection, I generally choose a seat at the back of the the plane where it is less empty. It was with great relief that I realised that when the aircraft doors were all closed, I … Continue reading

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A Sandpit In The Middle Of Nowhere

I was transported to a hotel by a chatty Sri Lankan taxi driver. As tired and unsociable as I felt, it was less effort to participate in the mindless small talk that it was to have to deal with an … Continue reading

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