Friday, October 05, 2007

Farewells and Welcomes

Trev and Gill took off from here on Tuesday on the Sonic express train for their big adventure to Hiroshima and Kyoto. I'm assuming they made it okay and are now back on their way to New Zealand via Hong Kong. It really was great to have them here - here's hoping they come back again soon!
On Wednesday night we had some other visitors - part of the biking tour group. This time there were two Americans and one Australian along with the American guide. It is always nice to hear about their travels in Japan, although one story about witnessing an old man urinating on a school girl on an escalator in Tokyo wasn't exactly the wonderful image of Japan I always hope people go away with! It was good to hear that the Australian spirit came out though and that the old man was treated to a few whacks around the head with an umbrella and an abuse session - even if it was in English! It is the first real story of that sort of thing that I have heard first-hand, although I know it is not so uncommon.....


  1. warugakiのmommy8:31 PM


  2. Anonymous7:36 PM

    We had an absolutely fantastic time with you, Jo. We will remember it for ever. Thank you all so very, very much. You are outstanding hosts in every way.
    Lots of love, Trev and Gill