Thursday, June 18, 2015

Vienna, Austria

After two nights in plane our sightseeing marathon continue in Capital of Austria. The one without kangaroos:) Vienna is already almost at home, so very briefly..
A painting in front of Belvedere

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

We bought flight from to Tokyo to Vienna with a 20hour stopover in United Arabic Emirates. The Etihad was a nice change after all the budget airlines. Choosing food from menu, plenty of space for legs nice blankest (still have them J) good selection of movies and also it was the cheapest way we found. We prepared tab with all our 21flights with distances and prices. It will be published soon.
Only camel we met:(

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tokyo, Japan

This was already a long long time ago. And we don’t remember much. Sorry for that Tokyo.. But we still have some photos and good memories about the very special capital of Japan.
From an administrative tower - never-ending city all around.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Climbing Mt. Fuji, Japan

Fuji is a nice looking perfect cone 3776m active volcano, highest mountain of Japan, Sacred place and one of three Japanese holly mountains and UNESCO site. Japanese proverb says “He who climbs Mount Fuji is a wise man, he who climbs it twice is a fool". So, basically.. Its a must. 
But what to do if you don't have enough time, there’s no climbing season yet, mountain is  basically closed and thanks to bicycle race it is not possible to go to the beginning of the track + weather forecast is sucks, there's still snow and seismic activity is a bit higher last days… Well, what to do now? ..climb anyway..

Our camp in the middle of Fuji

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Nagano and the Snow Monkeys, Japan

Every Czech knows Nagano thanks to 98 Olympics and the Ice Hockey success, but for us it was mainly the gorgeous Snow Monkeys, yes the fantastic and super photogenic Japanese monkeys. And one more thing made it special The traditional Japanese hotel, quite fancy but without beds and with common bathroom..

Our hotel room

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Kanazawa and hitchhiking there, Japan

This post is about hitchhiking and free camping in Japan. Some 800km across Honshu Island..

Typical Asian pose :)

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hiroshima and Okayama, Japan

This was our first hitch hiking experience in Japan. Okayama was our base for a day trip to Hiroshima.. Well it wasnt planed like this but overall we are not good in plans. Hiroshima was a strong experience and one of the busiest days in Japan. 
Good hitchhiking sign requires some Calligraphy skills.. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Himeji and Kobe, Japan

Another two big Japanese cities. Just next to Osaka those looks small on map but its again huge modern cities. Kobe we just pass through but in Himeji we had quite a lot of time to explore not only Japan's biggest castle. And yes, we were couchsurfing again.
Himeji Castle

Friday, June 5, 2015

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is the Japanese tourist destination number one. Former capital of the country with uncountable amount of shrines and temples. We stayed three nights with our extraordinary couchsurfing hosts. We made more awesome photos than in any other place. We seen crowded tourist places but we also found hidden shrines where we were just alone. We glimpse few Geisha and took a lot of photos of people in beautiful kimonos.  
Mikos the Geisha students

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Nara, Japan

Nara was a Capital of Japan in 8th century. Today it's another big city. Nara is full of temples, it's known because of deer and what was also interesting.. We spent a night here in a typical Japanese sex-hotel..

Locals of Nara

Monday, June 1, 2015

Osaka, Japan

There is about the same number of people living in Osaka Metropolitan area like in all Australia... If you like extreme than the flight from Cairns to Osaka is the right one.. Osaka has a beautiful castle but it's mainly a business center. There is so many people, things, colors, sounds, rush... The first impression is just headache. But there is much more here..

One of streets from Osaka