[Necro-post] 02 July 2010 | 1420 hours (+9GMT)
The weather here is so cool. About 17 to 18 degrees only. Just went hiking at Mount Hakkoda and took a ropeway (pronounced as ro-pu-wei in Japanese; a term meaning ‘cable car’) up the 2459 metres of Mount Hakkoda. Hiking in the clouds is a refreshing experience. You can see white clouds float past you as you walk. Bugs flew around your face when hiking in the marshes and wetlands. Jumping & squashing and getting your shoes dirty in the muddy trails. Where strangers become friends, even when I cannot speak their language well. It is an experience that I would not have traded it with anything else. Fortunately for me, I was able to squeeze this in today. It is worth the planning.