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Obon   

Hey guys,
how are you?

I'm doing good! What did you do at Obon? I didn't go anywhere, just stayed in Sapporo. I went to the beergarden to have some beers. I went to Hokkaido Jingu, to buy omamori as a souvenir for my family and friends in Germany. I ate Sushi together with my husband. We rented lots of DVD's and did a movie-marathon. We invited some friends over to our place and had dinner together. We went to the Bon-Odori at Odori park and for the first time joined the dance, which was fun. So although I stayed in Sapporo, I had a really great time. Sometimes you don't have to go anywhere far to have an awesome summer holiday!

Last week I was relatively busy with work, with preparations for the wedding in Germany and also with buying the rest of the souvenirs for my family and friends. Next weekend I'll fly to Germany for about two weeks and I'm already so excited. I have to transfer in Korea and I really hope there won't be a problem with the flight, since the situation between North and South Korea is not the best lately.
Wish me luck! In the next blog I'll then write about my experiences in Germany!
See you!

Denise (Germany)

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by chitchatcafe | 2015-08-25 14:39 | 札幌 英会話 サークル | Comments(0)

Feeling homelike   

I've been living in Sapporo constantly for a month now.

There is one thing, I really like, when you spend more time at one place. At first, you feel comfortable and after a while, the foreign place get's more and more to a place, you not only stay. You begin to live there. Living at a place.

Living means for me, to know, where I am. To know about the infrastructure, local specialities. Living means, to settle down for a while, get off the feeling, "to sit right next to packed bags".

Living means, make new mates and friends. Join the community. And this is always exciting. You meet many other people from other parts of the world. They are travelling. Or they share the same experience to live in Sapporo for a while or for years.

Living means, you'll be familiar with the place you stay.

And you find shelters or places, you like to return or you feel well.

There are a few of those places in Sapporo and they are getting more. Nakajima-Kouen is great to relax by sitting next to the lake. I've been already twice times to the top of the Maruyama, because the view is so stunning. I think, it's time to hike up a third time, soon. Or the Hokkiado-jingu. Parks, shrines or temples are always the equivalent to the busy town. You leave the crowded places or streets and find yourself back in a more silent and peaceful environment.

From day to day, it's more enjoyable to help out travellers or newbies, get more knowledge or just having a day off, to do just the things, I hadn't time before.

Erik (Germany)
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by chitchatcafe | 2015-08-19 16:44 | 札幌 英会話 サークル | Comments(0)