On the first day we drove all morning, making too many stops to get food and use the 'toire'. We went to the Kamikaze Pilot Museum and learned quite a bit there. Then we headed to our hotel. The rooms were sooooo small! Less than 8 tatami mats. After that we went and got buried in hot sand - literally. The craziest part was the water in the ocean - when I saw the water on the shore steaming I was confused - I put my feet in and it burned my feet... I still don't get it! haha
The next day we got up early and drove to a mountain to climb it
. We were supposed to climb 3 but 1 was enough for most of us. It started raining and although going down was much more enjoyable and quicker, we all fell a lot - and I have bruises to prove it haha I'm so agile. That night we just chilled at this attempt at a hotel(the rooms didnt have washrooms) in the mountains. Then the next day we drove back, stopping at a waterfall along the way. But no trip is complete without a trip to a disease centre. We went to the Minamata Disease Museum and Information Centre. Depressing and yet educational in all honesty. But for those of you who know Mrs. McKinnon - she would have had a wonderful time there - it was very informative and the most of it was translated to English. It had to do with bioaccumulation of methylmercury and about sustaining the environment. Oh yeh, good time had by all.
So those are basically the main events of that wonderful trip. Stay tuned for the Hokkaido trip - there will surely be pictures of me lying in the snow unable to get up again - can't wait! :)
This trip was from November 8th until the 10th. It was with the Inbounds and then 3 men - Kubo San, Koga San and some other guy who left on the 9th. It included a lot of driving but we got in some fun between my friends throwing up and passing out and stuff. I guess the air was a little too thin on the mountain for some of them.