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Old Delhi by Cycle Rickshaw

2010.05.08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRI8q04HhGM

I went to India in Golden week that was a fist time. I wanted to go there from long time ago but I was worry going there only myself so I joined a tour for 7 days. The first day, I got on the rickshaw in Old Deli that I really felt great and a little fearful. A lot of people, a lot of cars , a lot of sounds,etc…. I felt dizzy because if the world is a kind of big pot, I thought I was in the botom of pot with whirlpool. Japan was edge of pot. India was really melting pot which was the first experience. I felt every days like this. It was also hard travel. The temperature was 42 degrees Celsius every day. I drunk 4 bottle of water a day. When I left Japan, It was about 10 degrees Celsius that difference over 30 degrees. I completely exhausted last two days but I really was enjoyable. I definitely was in the different world.

本当に凄い所だった。一度は行ってみたいと長年思っていたのだが、一人旅は不安だったのと、香辛料の強い料理に弱い私にとってはかなり勇気のいる場所だった。でも、ガンジス河とタージマハルに行くのは夢だった。「行ってきたのだ。」と、いう自己満足で渋るお腹と共に今満喫している。
12時の成田発のデリー行きに乗り夜8時にホテル着、翌日デリー市内観光と共にオールドデリーをリキシャで回った。
車と人とバイクとリキシャと牛やら犬やらがぶつかる寸前で交差する。ベトナム、台北などの混雑と危うさを経験している私でも、ショックだった。毎日が目の回るような一日だった。たとえば、世界が大きな壺だとしたら、インドは壺の底の渦の原点で、さしずめ日本は壺の縁だ。人類のルツボって、「ここなんだ。」と、初めて体験した旅だった。

T

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Japanese tea ceremony with Jirka

2010.05.07




Jirka from Czech staying at Andon took part in our tea ceremony yesterday and he made some cups of fine green tea for us today!
He had great knowledge of Japanese and Chinese tea.He also had his own tea things and entertained us to make beautiful tea skillfully using his tea things.It was so tasty!We really enjoyed it with Japanese sweet potato : )
Thank you,Jirka!

Ryoko

Andonに宿泊中のJirkaさんが、今日とても美味しい日本茶を私達スタッフに振舞ってくれました。
彼は日本茶と中国茶に大変精通していて、なんとチェコのご自身の職場には小さなお茶室まであるそうです。
惚れ惚れするようなよい手つきで、丁寧に淹れてくださったお茶は本当に美味しかったです : )
近所で買ってきた大学芋をお茶請けにしてみんなで三時のお茶を楽しみました。
Jirkaさん、ありがとう!

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Wisterias

2010.05.07

Yesterday, I went to wisterias garden in Saitama prifecture.
It isn’t a big garden but very beautiful!! From one tree wisterias extends the whole garden. When I approaching it I smelled very sweet.

The tree is 1200 years old. I really suprised when I’ve heard it. Extremely tough!
But as you see the picture below it looks very old and bent. is it cause of the age?? There are also many bees. I felt unconfortable and couldn’t stay long :<

Some people don’t care but I do! Mostly big bees fly around the wisterias, so under the flowers is safe. If you don’t like bees and want to take a picture I recommend under the flowers but there are also small bees. Bee cereful ; )
And you can smile like me : )

This wieterias is natural monument and after their fully out the best season will be finished fast. I could see their best so I’m very lucky!! Yuka

昨日、藤を見に埼玉に行って来ました。牛島の藤と言われています。 そんなに大きくはありませんが、とても綺麗な藤でした。1本の木から藤の花が公園中に沢山広がって咲いていて、藤棚に近づいていくと藤の香りがすぐにわかりました。この木は樹齢1200年と聞き、とても驚きました! 木は見るからにとても古そうで曲がっていましたが、始めからなのでしょうか・・・。  そこには沢山の蜂もいました:〈 私は苦手なので残念ながら長く居ることができませんした。大きな蜂は藤棚の周りを飛んでいて、小さな蜂は花の下を飛んでいるので私の様に蜂が苦手な方は写真を撮る時、花の下で撮ることをお勧めします!

この藤は天然記念物に指定されている藤で、とても貴重な藤です。
藤はピークの時期が短いので、こんなに綺麗なベストな状態に見に行けてとても幸運でした。

Yuka

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Kamakura

2010.05.06


I went to Kamakura this Monday with my friend. It was crowded very much because of Golden Week. You can see how much crowded from the picture :)
First we went to restrant for the lunch. All were very delicious in the dish from the vegetables in Kamakura.
Please try Kamakura-vegetables when you go there!

And then we went to the “Tsuruoka Hachiman-gu” to see the sprout of the ginkgo tree.
At the left of its stairway stood a 1000-year old ginkgo tree, which was uprooted by a storm in the early hours of March 10, 2010. I am very sorry about it but new sprouts are growing up! I hope that there are growing up very well.
Do you know that there is very famouse power spot ;)

鎌倉へ友達と行ってきました!ゴールデンウィークということもあって、すっごく混んでましたぁ(>_<)!
鶴岡八幡宮の倒れてしまった大銀杏の木とその新芽を見に行きました。パワースポットと言われるだけあって、ここもすごい人人人、、、でもその中で結婚式もしていて、もう何が何だか、、、という感じでしたが、新芽がたくさん出ていて、すっごくうれしくなりました♪

Next, we went to Yuigahama beach and walked on the beach. It was not cold weather so we enjoyed at there! We went to the bar near the beach because we had become tired walking too much!
This bar was in front of the beach so it was very nice location and had drinking a lot :p

天気もよかったので、ビーチでおもいっきりはしゃいでしまいました!(^^)!そのあと、近くのビーチバーで飲みながらリラックス☆ほんと、幸せを感じます!


After drinking, we went to see a huge statue of Buddha. He makes me calm. I took many pictures of buddha from various angles. I set my mobile-phone screen in the stand-by display of buddha! hehehe

鎌倉といえば、鎌倉の大仏様。いろんな角度からパシャパシャとカメラをとりまくりです。私の携帯の待ち受けも、、大仏様(*^^)v へへへ。


It takes about one and half hour from the Andon to Kamakura and it’s quite different from Tokyo. Also we went to Yokohama after visit to there.
It’s near the Yokohama so I recommend to visit to Yokohama as well :)
東京から鎌倉まで1時間半くらいですし、東京とはかなり違った雰囲気があり、本当にいいところです。私たちは鎌倉の後、横浜に行きました。鎌倉と横浜は近いので、時間があれば横浜で遊ぶのもお勧めです♪

Kayo

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Lovely girls from Holland

2010.05.06


Lara and Daphne stayed in the Andon!
They are really lovely and friendly guests as you can see the pictures ;)
They gave us wooden shose and bell of ornaments from Holland!!

It’s typical Dutch things.

Thank you very much stayed in the Andon and great time with us!
Please have a safe trip.
We hope to see you in the future!!

オランダからの美人な2人組ゲストから、チェックアウト時にオランダからのお土産をいただきました。
彼女達はとても明るくてフレンドリーで、とても楽しい時間を過ごすことができました。
また会える日を楽しみにしてます♪

Kayo

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