Dienstag, 8. September 2009

Going North!

After staying a good week @ my host-family`s place it got a bit boring.
You can`t really do much stuff there. It`s kind of a countryside.
You get around almost only by car. You could ride a bike (as I did everyday in my exchange-time). This time I rode it only one time...as I got home I was so "sweat-through"...wasn`t so much fun. (therefore only the people who can`t use a car do it)

I was quite glad to finally go north.

Because I`m on a "low budget" tour, I`m trying to use always the cheapest way to get round... But my Granddad said that I should take the ferry up to Hokkaido (northern island).
The ferry would cost the double of what I would have payed w/ the train (w/ one night-stop on the way) - ferry:~80Euro, train (in two days):~40Euro.
He said it would be a very good experience, especially because I did not drive w/ a ferry so far & because there are (almost) no ferries in Germany.
Therefore he said he would pay it!
WOW. nice one! like that!^^

So I took the ferry to Hokkaido on the 28.07 @ night (around 0:30am ... actually 29.07)

the content of my backpack before going

let`s go~


interior of my room

& my sleeping place

chilling on deck as we were leaving

a good night beer (as you can see from the Sapporo brewery - the place where I`m going ;p)

good morning!

somewhere over there is China...at least it should be there ^^

lunch - on the left a home-made Onigiri & on the right a bought Shrimp-Tempura-Maki

& now a chronological history of eating an Onigiri :D


nice evening...

arrived around ~9:20pm in Otaru (about one hour drive from Sapporo)

-> 21h on the ferry, around ~1500km

& it was actually a quite pleasant way to travel (especially if I think about my train-travels), you can walk around freely, don`t worrying about changes,etc...

more to come...

(We - 28.07~ Th - 29.07)

japanese BBQ

some friends of my sis came from Kyoto.
@ first we wanted to grill on the beach, but the weather wasn`t really looking too good, so we changed location to the front of our house.

in my hand : Strong 7 tallie :))

them: "& now let`s make some funny faces.."
me: "bllllhh"

I didn`t really have time to take pix. was occupied w/ drinking`n`eating`n`chatting ^^
we had some different kinds of meat, loads of vegetables (self grown by g-mom & -dad) like pumpkin, onions, paprika, potato,...
& also some fu%$in tasty shrimps (love`em ;)

some (mom`s) hand made plain rice onigiris


In the end we actually drove to the beach...but as you see the weather wasn`t a blast...

(Su - 26.07)

Montag, 24. August 2009


dad`n`me did a lil beer-testing.

THE winner of the lil competition!

Alc. 7%

some of the other participants :


me: "how is it...?"
dad: ".........:/"
me: "ok, I`ll take a different one."

Sapporo is the biggest city in Hokkaido (northern island of Japan)
Sapporo is also the place of the first japanese beer brewery.
(but I`ll get to this interesting story later...)

yeah, it was fun!


but still, you can`t compare bavarian w/ japanese...
it`s if you would compare BMW w/ Mitsubishi....HA!

(Sa - 25.07)