Thursday, 29 January 2009
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
This Dakekamba is ready to help someone who wants to send a message in the old-fashion way.
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Rice in an egg wrapping.
It's a very popular dish in Japan.
I believe for those who are not used to Japanese dish, Omuraisu can be a good option. It's not a sweet kind of dish, just rice flavored with ketchup and a huge omelette covering it. This one, from Hotel Ichinose, here in Shiga Kogen, is served with a tasty gravy.
Before we start, at 10 in the morning, I was almost given up hiking because the day was cloudy and I thought this hiking thing would just be beautiful in a sunny day. I couldn't be more wrong!
The beauty of the snow, the snowy trees and the white sky in the background were amazing! And the fog coming and going, showing a little more of the local nature from time to time was magical!
And snowshoe hiking it’s not just about walk and contemplate, at least not where I was hiking, in Shiga Kogen, about 3 hours from Tokyo, in Nagano Ken. Since I don’t have snowshoes or anything, I decide to hike with the local guides and they hire snowshoes and poles, and showed me all the beauty hidden in the summit of Higashitateyama, a mountain 2.000 m above sea level.
With those genki women, we found footprints, I could smell Christmas trees, learned about local nature and tradition, slide down the mountains and could even taste the flavor of the nature… but there are some details that I believe it’s just better to discover by yourself.
All I can tell you it’s worth, even in a cloudy day!
Friday, 23 January 2009
Reminds me yesterday, when it was almost the same weather conditions...
In the end of the day, about 4:30 p. m. I was chatting to an Australian guy smoking in front of Hasuike Ropeway Station and he told me he was finishing his 4 day stay at Shiga Kogen beautifully! Despite the cloudy, the weather was just fine to ski.
It's nice to hear it!