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3. Adventures in nature

My memorable trips to experience nature

MaunaKea

3-1: I tried to find a wild platypus in Australia.
3-2: I went stargazing on top of Mauna Kea Mountain on Hawaii island.
3-3: I found the Southern Cross on Bora Bora Island.
3-4: I snorkeled for the first time in my life on the coast of Bali

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2. Learn, Drink, Travel: The distillery tours

My memorable trips so far:
I went to the distillery tours on Islay island in Scotland.

Buichladdich

At the distillery tour, the guide was a very kind woman. At that time my friend and I were the only visitors. After the tour, she explained the history of the distillery. She gave me many tastes of different whiskies. I was so glad but actually, whisky isn’t one of my favorite drinks, so I told her this honestly.

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Let’s go couch surfing now, everybody’s learning how….

On Saturday morning, all of the sudden, my housemate said, “a Europian woman sent an email. She wants to stay here on Sunday’s night. ”
“What?” I said.
He had registered for Couch Surfing (couchsurfing.com). I knew he wanted to do it, but I thought he hadn’t registered for it yet. Because he hadn’t readied a room for visitors. So, I was super surprised. 😵

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Happy anniversary to me!

One year has passed since I started writing this blog. 🎉   This is the first time I’ve been able to continue posting on a social network for a long period of time. So far, although I’ve had several social network accounts, I couldn’t continue them. Because it always became a pain in the butt after a few posts.

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Bunking up on the road!

When I decide on an accommodation while traveling, I often think I want to stay in a unique place. Naturally, I want to choose someplace cheap and comfortable. And when I’m not traveling alone, I wonder which type of room should I choose to stay in with my friend?

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Wassup? Wasabi!

wasabi farm1

I visited a big wasabi farm in Azumino of Nagano prefecture. Irrigation is provided by natural spring water, and its temperature is around 13 degrees Celsius in all seasons. It needs to grow for about 2 years before it can be harvested and eaten.

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Mystery of Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto-jo

Back side of Matsumoto castle

Matsumoto Castle is a National Treasure in Japan. Construction of the elegant black and white structure began in 1592In the picture above we can see the side of the castle which was built in the period of the warring states.

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