Now I’m completely “Japanized”. Staying in the Internet Cafe in Sendai for the night…. quite luxurious though …and I hope not toooo expensive…. ;D




hm yeah… that hasn’t gone well. Lost my cellphone somewhere in between the Internet-cafe room and Furukawa…

Chances are tending to null that I’ll get it back 🙁

The Internet room though was fine in order to get some sleep when you miss the last train home. It’s about 1500yen (12Euro) for 6h, but you can’t compare it to any Internet-cafe in Europe. It’s more like a sleeping chair with a computer and television in front of you.

The problem is though that many others use those places in order to get some sleep, so you have to be lucky to get a room. (or unlucky that you have to stay in such a place :D)

So who’s using my cellphone now… grrrr

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Finally I had some time to sort all the pictures I took during the last 4 weeks. Sorry to made you wait.

Well taking pictures is one thing, but picking the best ones and preparing for publication on the website is something else 🙂

But, let’s just start with the oldest pictures I took with my mobile phone. In middle of April we went to Ishinomaki which is the city close to the seaside south from Furukawa. One of my mates (David) was mad enough to take a bath… I guess it was only 10 deg. back there 🙂 The beach wasn’t really clean, and David had a strange smell afterwards. Maybe this will be cleaned before the summer season starts, but to be honest, I don’t think anyone will bath there.

At the beginning of may is golden week in Japan. It’s called that way since there are about 4 holidays in a row (or nearly) plus the weekend, so many Japanese take off to more days and go on vacation or return to their hometowns. We rented a van and went to a beach side close to Mito and Iwaki. To be precise here. We just camped at the beach, had barbecue for 3 days and met 20 other gaijins in Mito on Saturday, that’s what golden week is all about 😀

Next are follwing the pictures I took during my bike trips. In order to get around a bit and do some sports during the weekend, I got myself a mountain bike and went to different directions every weekend.

I started with the south of Furukawa, aiming for the big mountains I can see from here and have still snow on their top. Sadly I had to realize that this is not possible in one day.

The next trip was for the west. I aimed for the mountain that sticked out because of its shape. When I got there I had to realize that this one is used for skiing during winter and there was no way to go up there 🙁 Well at least I found a German restaurant/coffee shop 🙂  (one way 25km)

The next one was a little shorter and went to the north. Nice roads, going up and down and very good for doing some sports, but the strangest view was an old amusement park that hasn’t been used in years. I think going there during night will give you the creeps. It’s definitely haunted! 😀

Last but not least I went to Naruko this weekend. Naruko is famous for it’s Onsens here in this region. I however tackled the mountain and went to Naruko Dam and then to the top of the mountain. Really nice region and great when you like cycling. Well I’m nearly dead now since I had to fight with strong wind and the road went up all the way to Naruko (not much but you could recognize it). The whole trip was about 80km and the way to Naruko took me about 3 1/2 hours because of the wind and the incline. Back to Furukawa only took me about 1 1/2h ^^.

That’s it for now! 🙂

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Hi there!

Time is definitely passing to fast here 🙂 Since my last post already 2 1/2 weeks passed and today it’s exactly 4 weeks that I’m in Japan.

After my last post, we went to Hanami viewing in Sendai on April 18th. Hanami viewing is not just about viewing… it’s more like picnicking below a cherry tree although most of the stuff you are consuming is beer 🙂 Sendai is the biggest city near to Furukawa and accommodates about 1,2 million people.  The park we went to is called the Tsutsujigaoka Park and is famous for Hanami viewing in Sendai. The Park was pretty crowded but that’s what Hanami viewing is all about 🙂

On the next day… yeah you heard right… after 4 hours of sleep I had Hanami viewing together with the people of the division I’m completing my internship in. Gladly it turned out that it was just barbecueing this time 🙂  I love yaki-niku sauce  😛

So that’s it for now, but as soon as I fixed my Photoshop I’ll make sure to upload the other photos I made until now.  Osakura is over now, so no more Hanami viewing pictures, but there is lot’s of more to see here.


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