Monthly Archives: Wednesday December 21st, 2011

21.12.2011 Miyazaki

Nothing much today. The route was nothing particular, without ups and downs. I bought some supplies in a store, when the lady at the cashier asked me about my destination. When I told here that I had started out on Aug. 1st at Cape Soya (the most Northern tip of Japan on Hokkaido), she looked … Continue reading »

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20.12.2011 Miyazaki

Another day full of sunshine! While it snows “mountains” in Hokkaido, the weather on Kyushu is still mild. It was quiet today, exactly the right thing for looking back on my journey so far……   Weather: Sunny, 11° C Distance: From Kitaura to Nobeoka Accommodation: Hotel Positive: A beautiful morning on the beach Negative: Nothing … Continue reading »

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19.12.2011 Miyazaki

Having spent quite a chilly night in my tent it was an up and down today, up some mountains, back downwards to the sea, and up into the mountains again, which is where I crossed from Oita into Miyazaki prefecture. I met an old lady, waiting at the roadside, who gave me some sweets, which … Continue reading »

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18.12.2011 Oita

I am sitting outside in the sun, where I have access to a power plug for my notebook computer. It is quite cold, and unfortunately I cannot any longer transport images from my camera to my computer. Every time I try it says error. As for the next days I plan to cross some mountains, … Continue reading »

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17.12.2011 Oita

My today’s portion from Usuki to Saiki took a long time, but it was also a very beautiful route! When I came down from the mountains towards the sea, I met a very nice lady, who gave me a big, juicy apple. Thank you very much! Later,I had already covered about 25 km, when a … Continue reading »

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16.12.2011 Oita

Mr. Saito of the local newspaper in Oita prefecture (pic. 2) took photos for his story, and then I looked up the local tourism information. My goal was to find a large-scale map of the region, and to get information about tomorrow’s route in detail. The nice lady working at the tourism information suggested to … Continue reading »

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15.12.2011 Oita

My today’s route ran along the seaboard. It was still before noon, when the last clouds disappeared, and the sun shone down brilliantly. I enjoyed the day full of sunshine, and was looking forward to have a nice bowl of noodle soup later on.   Today’s calendar: Weather: Sunny, 16° C Distance: From Beppu to … Continue reading »

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14.12.2011 Oita

After a day of long working hours, and only a short night’s sleep we set about the last film shooting day. Again, it was moving and emotional to meet people, and for sure I will show you pictures of that later on. In the evening, the film crew finally was done and ready to say … Continue reading »

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13.12.2011 Oita

After we had breakfast together, we set out into the direction of Yufuin. Yufuin is another well-known Onsen paradise on Kyushu Island. Apart from lots of interesting encounters and film shooting along the way, we also enjoyed the gorgeous scenery of volcanoes and mountains around us. For more shooting we took a side trip to … Continue reading »

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12.12.2011 Oita

In the morning I had to say good-bye to Christian Frei (pic. 2), who took the train from Beppu to Tokyo Narita International Airport. From there, he will take a flight back to Switzerland tomorrow. Dear Christian, thank you very much for keeping me company, and for the good time we had together! Later in … Continue reading »

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