I went to Sapporo!

Talk about a jump back in time. I went to Hokkaido a year and some months ago and now that it’s getting colder, I’m coming around to writing about it. Better late than never right??

I was super nervous about going to Japan by myself. Yes, I made the move to Korea on my own and I was nervous too but it had been six months and I had made friends in Korea already. So, I decided to meet a college friend for a couple days in Hokkaido but for some reason I was all nerves. Maybe because everything was going to be in Japanese? And I didn’t remember enough Japanese from college? I feel like this was it and it was so overwhelming that I might have cried on the day that I arrived.

Of course I arrived before I could check in to my hostel so I sat in their living room area for a bit gathering my courage and my wits. I then went out to just walk around and find something to eat. Of course, I hit up the nearest convenience store and got some lunch then found a bench to sit and eat and watch all the people walking by. Convenience store food in Japan is top notch. After eating, I could not find a trash can. Literally. I took the trash back to the hostel with me and asked the host where to put it and she took it from me.

I won’t bore you with the details, especially since I can’t remember everything that happened so here are the pictures!

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Of course, I got a window seat. The flight was around 2 hours.
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It’s Dorameon!
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These flowers are surreal, I think they’re hydrangeas.
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The biggest bee I’ve ever seen!
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Honestly, I loved seeing this.
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Biggest ant I’ve ever seen!
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This little man is better at hiking than I am…
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Some western architecture, you know I love a column.
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This place was neat…can’t remember the name…
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The path either leads to a hiking trail or a zoo.
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Fox guardian with a little bow!
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I didn’t know I was hiking that day and wore my Vans but hey, we made it up.
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Of course, I ate ramen.
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Sapporo had a lot of more western style buildings and it was surprising to me but if you want to see the real Japan, don’t go to Sapporo.
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If I ever own a house, I want it to covered in vines like this.
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Driving on the other side of the road stressed me out so much.

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Totoro is super cute I love him.
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I think this river is more famous in the winter but it was still nice in the summer too.
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Internally freaking out, can you see it??

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Salmon+Avo+Rice=Super Happy Vera
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I don’t like lavender but I went to a lavender field.
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And ate lavender ice cream.
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Can’t deny that the flowers are beautiful.
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Look at those rows!
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The Blue Lake was gorgeous! And eerie!
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And made a great reflection on my sunglasses!
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Yes to omurice.
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Yes to McDonalds.
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YES to Peach Fanta this is my favorite Fanta.
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Yes to deep fried mashed potatoes (croquette).
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Yes to this melon jelly drink.
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I always try to send postcards when I travel, I even send one to myself.

 

As close as Japan is and as easy as it is to travel there, I need to see the rest of South East Asia! So, right now I’m in the very early stages of planning a trip to Vietnam for next summer. I’m just looking to relax by the beach for a few days and eat lots of food, not so much sightseeing just a eat and chill kind of vacation.

Sadly, I dropped my very old point and shoot camera and my iPhone camera is terrible so I’ll be posting about things that I did a while ago…like my trip to Cebu!

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