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making friends in japan

Jeff and I are back from Kyoto and Kobe with a great deal to report! We're very tired, however, and are going to crash now (it's about 9:30 pm, Tokyo time).

Thought I'd post the photo above, however, to replace the one of Alison's feet. :-)

While visiting Kinkaku-jin (see the golden temple in the background), I was interviewed by three schoolgirls doing an assignment. They took turns reading aloud from a sheet of English phrases, asking me questions like, "What is your name?", "Where did you travel from?", "Where have you visited in Japan?" etc. and scribbling down my answers.

At the end of the interview, they asked if it was okay if their teacher took a picture of us together. I said yes, of course, as long as they let the teacher take a picture with my camera as well. :-) They said they were going to mail me a copy of the photo, and I gave them the URL these Blatherings as well.

I hope they check it out!

Report and tons of photos coming tomorrow...

Today's Poll: (courtesy Alison!)

Have you ever had altitude sickness?

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