This year, Sapporo’s Snow Festival was held for the 68th time. I saw photos of mind-blowing snow sculptures of earlier festivals on the …
December 27, 2016: After 2 weeks in the car workshop of Mr Nakashima, it was time for a break. We packed our backpacks, took a ferry, and hiked on Yakushima Island (read about it by clicking on the photo). Meanwhile we have returned and are on our way to Nagasaki.
December 14, 2016: We hoped for magic things in our Land Cruiser’s country of birth, Japan, but what is happening is beyond expectation. A look into 4Friendee Auto Workshop and what else we have been doing.
November 29, 2016. We feel welcome, we feel safe, we are dazzled by all that is new to us. We make new friends, admire hellish-looking ponds, and have our first car accident in 13 years on the road.
November 8, 2016: Our introduction to Japan: a colorful Kunchi Festival and a Land Cruiser get-together in the mountains.
August 28, 2016: The idea was a quick one-day visa run to Japan. It turned into a 24-hour trip, with enough challenges to fill a blog post and lots of opportunities to study every detail of the friendly, very quiet village of Hitakatsu.