Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Traveling Alone

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Hello! I went to Oita prefecture by myself on August 25. I have never traveled alone. So, I was ill at ease. But, I left on the spur of the moment. In fact, I didn't know about Oita prefecture well. So, I went to the book store in the station and got a guide book ,first. Also, I didn't have a lot of money. Because I left my home although I didn't have any plan. So, I decided that I'll do the cheap trip! To tell the truth, I wanted to go to the aquarium in Oita city and eat special lunch in Yuhuin.... :-(

At first, I went to Nakatsu city. Nakatsu city is historical place. Yukichi Fukuzawa was born in this city. ( Yukichi Fukuzawa is the first president of Keio University.) And I saw the house which Yukichi had lived. It was small and old, but it wasn't dirty. I felt the good old days when Yukichi is alive. Then, I saw the Nakatsu castle ( the site of Nakatsu castle). It was impressive! Also, I went to the museum of local history and culture of Oita prefecture. I saw a lot of earthen vessels, the implements of Japanese traditional festival and so on. They were really interesting.

After that, I went to Fukuoka prefecture to see my best friend. And I ate Chinese noodle of the famous Chinese restaurant in Fukuoka. It was very spicy, but tasted good!

I walked for a long time, so I was tired. But, my first solitary journey was very exciting!!


Mike said...

Hey Sae,

Hopefully you'll have more confidence now to travel by yourself from now on. I've never heard of Oita prefecture, but it sounds nice. I like places that remind me of the past. Post some pictures if you have any :)

Nikki said...

What made you want to go to Oita prefecture? When did you plan this trip? I think it's really cool that you went by yourself. Sometimes it's nice to go off and explore alone so that you can really do whatever you want and meditate on the significance of the trip!

Nina Liakos said...

Dear Sae,
Congratulations on your first solo trip! This summer you have been doing a lot of growing up--I am so proud of you!