sean here, so were in kyoto and after getting lost to the hostle and getting directions we found out our roommates, and the drinking started that night, bunch of cool guys, funny drunks. 1st thing that happened was a guy walked into the room and said who wants to go to 711 to get some drinks? Ill follow you random stranger! i said, found a fire dancer and a cosplay dude when we were walking to get booze.
me and amanda hit 4 random parade/festival things today purely by accident. also i seen the most amazing artist ever, he was camped out to the side of the road walking up to one of their biggest and bussiest shrines and he painted everything and everyone in complete and amazing detail, my face dropped when i saw it.
Ola happy people! Me here! So Sean pretty much told you the gist of our first night back in Kyoto. We got kinda lost trying to find the place so I broke down and had google give us very expensive directions. turns out if we would have just kept going straight down the side street we were on we would have walked right into the place. We are staying in a mixed doram and met some pretty cool people and subsiquently turned the commen area on the fifth floor in to a pretty wicked party. Sean ended up chatting with a bunch of Aussies and I was chatting with a fellow Canadian who is currently living in Bangkok (sp?) and an American. Then we all decided beers were in order and Sean went with one of the Aussie guys on a beer run. Laptops popped out and music soon followed. Then travel stories started comming out, reccomendations on places to see, why Canadians and Aussies should hang out together more (the opinion is appearently we are 2 peas from the same pod). Everyone laughed at that. Taught one guy the mircle of space saving, roll your clothes. Not only does it keep then less wrinkley but it saves room!
Today was pretty cool. We ran into 2 parades by pure dumb luck while looking for Tamarachi street, a whoppin huge outside covered mall. It hade to be at least 5 blocks long and 4 blocks wide. Turns out its real close to us, just on the other side of the river. We then climbed a huge ass mountain of a hill to get to a pretty popular temple. Nice view from the top with lots of little shops to check out while climbing. Also checked out the main Gion temple and saw a Geisha dance and other preformances, as some festival…not sure if its still the Gion festival…was in full swing. It’s 4pm now and we are back at the hostel taking a break before we head out for a bite to eat and some more exploring.