16/06/2018

My 32nd birthday came around

My 32nd birthday came around on the night bus from Guatemala City to Flores.

I had heard that Guatemala is not safe especially in Guatemala city, so I watched out girlfriend and my stuff. However, I didn't care for myself, I put my stuff out to find a bottle of water. Then I forgot to put one of my small bags back! I left it on the bus. I realised that after changing bus. In the bag, there are Japanese Yen for an emergency, lens, battery, charger of my camera and more other small stuff.

What a birthday!!


Thank you for lots of HBD massages. I will read your message with delight and reply it little by little.


P.S. "Magic tour" found my small bag and "Hotel el Sol" in Panajachel is going to send it back to Japan. Thank you very much.

10/06/2018

Block print galleries in Oaxaca.


After Mexico City, we have come to Oaxaca to see art. We walked around the city and did stamp rally of the block-print galleries. Oaxaca is known of block-print. The end of our Oaxaca days, we bought one of them. Oaxaca is also known as "Day of the dead". When we found Scull arts, how beautiful and pretty were, we couldn't ignore them so stayed there for a while. 

With friends who we met in the hostel "Tanabata", went to see the biggest tree-trunk in the world. The tree is called "El Tule." It was amazingly huge, and I couldn't take a picture to show it.


The market

Occupied by the teacher who against governments' educational reform

Church

Flower shop


scull arts

Gallery

shopping

Shoeshiner

Hello?

Taking a walk

Atelier

The shop which we want to visit was closed.

The bench of Oaxaca.

Bricks

Door

Friends

After Oaxaca, we visited San Cristobal. Then now we are in Sanpedro la Laguna.

05/06/2018

Mexico City is crowded.

 

Mexico City is crowded. The Jet lag makes me an insomniac, but that's fine. I enjoy walking from dawn, taking a nap, then eating amazing tacos. We stayed in "Japanese hostel" which Japanese manages. I had avoided "Japanese hostel" for long years because I didn't want to bother with Japanese in foreign countries. My girlfriend recommended me it, so this is my first time I stayed there. In Mexico City, we stayed in Japanese Hostel named "Pension Amigo". When I came back to Pension, I felt so relax like I'm in Japan. I should use it from now. 

From Airport to the city centre, we took the subway, I was surprised that there was so crowded. We couldn't get the train twice because of full just like in Japan. Mexican are so lovely and friendly, How I regret not understand Spanish.

Every day I drunk beer which costs only 0.6USD and ate 0.8 USD Tacos! We are spending fantastic time together in Mexico. Unusual Mexican foods bring me curious and happy!


We Start from Saitama in Japan.


Teotihuacán


Paradise of Cactus


The scenery is seen from a bus window.

The bench in Mexico city.

On the way to the Zocalo (Central Plaza)

The densely populated district.

She looks something.

A ticket of bus costs only 7 pesos (0.5 USD)

21/05/2018

Our trip to Mexico starts on 28th May.



I'm going to fly to Mexico on 28th May with my girlfriend. We stay there, Belize and Guatemala for one month. I'm so excited to go Central America.

It's my last trip in a few years. After the trip, I'm going to move to Kitami Tokyo from Saitama, and I will take a test and an interview to be a teacher in Tokyo.

It was one of my dreams that as a writer, I've been to many countries especially to research referendums. Now I feel enough to do it. I will follow my another dream that to be a teacher.

I had loved a rootless life like a traveller, but when I lived in Berlin I thought "That's enough".  I don't know why I thought so. I really enjoyed Berlin life, for example, celebrating my friends' wedding, eating amazing vegetarian foods and taking a walk around Berlin. Other my friend gave me a job. I decided to have a girlfriend and put down roots somewhere after coming back to Japan.

Anyway, I'm going to go to Mexico. Why do I choose mexico? Because from my childhood I saw Sombrero (big hat in Mexico) which was bought by my parents for the souvenir of their honeymoon in our house. Every time I saw it, I imagine Mexico. I think it was the only thing which I felt foreign country in our house. For that reason, I dream to go Mexico for a long time.

I love Tacos and other Mexican foods too. I will watch Mexican music and dance. I will visit bright coloured houses and ancient remains and enjoy Tequila!!

28th May, We are arriving at Mexico city capital of Mexico, then going to go Teotihuacan remain, Guanajuato.
8th Jun, We are going to visit Aguascalientes where my friend lives.

After that, we will visit Oaxaca to feel the day of the dead, then Guatemala and Belize.

We leave to Japan 24th Jun.

If you know any information about Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Let me know ^^






23/04/2018

12 reasons why we should say no to amend the constitution and war.


I interviewed two people for the magazine "Social movement".

Shiro Ogura used to be an engineer of a Nuclear power plant. He is sure that while using Nuclear power, we can't start a war because it becomes a nuclear bomb which an imaginary enemy has a trigger in a coastline.

Yoshifumi Tawara warns the extremely right lobby group "Nihon-Kaigi". He explains that the group is opposite sides of the current Japanese constitution. Nihon-Kaigi will set "Tenno" up to the head of state, and they will set the mind that Japanese should love Japan through education. They also think a nation is more important than a citizen. Their thought is based on reactionism.

In the magazine, there are many other interesting articles. Though it's written in Japanese, the best book to understand the current political situation in Japan.

   


14/04/2018

Australian "Same-sex marriage" questionnaire

Finally, I printed out the questionnaire. I start interview on the street in Sydney.






I will also ask that kind of question "What makes you think you are a certain gender??"
If you have any question to Australian, let me know.

12/04/2018

Thank you Goldcoast Hello Sydney!


With Sho who guided us around Gold coast. He has lived here about 2 years.
He knows what we should visit and see. 

Amazing Beautiful Ocean. OMG!

Momo is interested in tropical plants.

We found great host on airbnb.
Beena and David are now our mother and father in Australia.
We will come back to see them again.
On the last evening we stayed they invited us to Dinner.
It was a fantastic time.

Feeling like I'm on the waves

Hugged Koala


GOMA in Brisbane

Local brewery "Lost palms"

Our mutual friend Beer.

Good advertisement.

We found Koala.




Gold coast is a very safe city, we have never felt scary even night. The prices are high, especially cafe and restaurant but you can also buy low-priced foods in a supermarket. Transportation is very convenient you can use Buses and Tram by the shore, but you need a car if you want to go inland area.

Every day is sunny, beautifully clear and clean ocean, white clouds, very photogenic place anywhere. We thank our friend Sho and host family Beena and David.  We can't describe Goldcoast days without them.

Now I stay in Sydney until 18th Apr and reserch on Gay-marriage referendum which held last year in Australia.

Then Im back to Japan 19th Apr.

05/04/2018

Australia Day 1 Gold coast

We are leaving Japan! 
Waiting time.

Gold coast in the early morning.


Surfers Paradise

Cafe in the morning

Cider from the morning






Colourful birds sing


Before Sunset.

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