Our first week is nearing it's close

After doing pretty much nothing yesterday, today was very much active.
We went to La Chapelle en Valgaudemar, and some further to reach a hotel sitting on a perking rock, looking out over the two stretches of valley it was sitting in.
The road to the hotel was terrible, very small and treacherously high without decent side protection. One could very easily drop off and tumble a few hundred meters down. Anyway, we survived that.

The trip went to a small lake, Lac du Lauzon, which was about a 90 minute trip one-way, and about an hour back. It was filled (the trip, not the lake) with lovely scenery and great views. Below a small assorti of the 250 shots we made together. šŸ˜‰
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Oh, and not to forget this: below our view of our part of Gap, when all trees would be cut down. šŸ™‚
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6 thoughts on “Our first week is nearing it's close”

  1. “Because it’s there”

    Nah, it’s a crazy story, as you may be used to from me. Here goes:
    I know a guy from the US who I have been planning to visit ever since we have been chatting on MSN, he is studying in Japan for a year so I said jokingly that I would visit him in Japan and we’ll have a three-continental chat (European visiting American in Asia).

    Then I bought tickets, and then I was there šŸ˜›

    The girl is not my GF, that is a crazy story as well, albeit probably not as crazy as purchasing tickets for shits and giggles šŸ˜›
    My plans getting to Japan were to:
    1) visit my friend
    2) go to hokkaido
    3) do other stuff

    I did 1 in the first day (and we would travel around for a week two weeks after that), so I planned for Hokkaido. When I say “planned”, I mean that I bought a train ticket for the night train to Sapporo (I could have ridden day trains for free, but then I would have to arrange accommodation in Sapporo).
    In the night train I found myself in a 4 person compartment, and just before leaving two other Europeans got into my compartment. One of them was actually sleeping one coupe down the hall, but the other one was the girl you see in that picture. Being the only three white people on the train and all of us unable to communicate in Japanese, we sat together in our coupe, where we were joined by an English speaking Japanese guy.
    Long story short (I’m typing up my travel journal as we speak) I had no idea what the hell I was going to do when I would arrive in Sapporo, Elizabeth (the girl) had planned out everything. Attracted to the fact that I would not have to arrange anything there, I asked if she’d mind if I would come along for the first week of her trip, and she agreed (not knowing what she would get herself into, she later referred to me as a ‘character building chap’).

    So that’s how I ended up there with her. I was actually waiting for sunset to make a silhouette picture, but when the sun was ready to get setting, everybody stormed outside and started singing goodbye to the sun (or at least that’s what it looked like to us non-japanese speakers :P). It was fantastic, and by fantastic, I mean crazy.

  2. That’s one wicked story EER, ever thought of jotting it all down and selling it to the highest bidder?
    BTW: way to go, tagging along with a completely planned trip. Nice. šŸ™‚

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