A man and his bicycle.. 

So, in preparation for the future trip.. I decided to do a "practise round" and went to Kyoto by bicycle. around 70-80 km, took me about 6 hours(if I didn't lose the way in the end, maybe 5 hours) with average speed of 12 km/h.

So some pictures I took on the way...
Scenery from a bridge.

Peyton place! There's place with same name near my home in Tampere..

Kyoto 35 km.. "puolimatkan krouvi"

And last, some early cherry blossoms.

Till next time!

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se on kesa ny! 

tai kevat

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Nara once again 

My friend from Nara invited me to visit Nara with him and some other friends. We had a nice day, visiting museum, some historical sites, climbimg a small mountain and eating some local specialties.
So let's share some picture's!

Closest 4 people are my friends

The lunch we ate, some special rice with many side dishes.(friteerattua rypsia muunmuassa)

The table at the restaurant was actually from a Husqvarna sewing machine!

I showed how to make a pine cone cow.

Really weird tree

Eating famous pudding on top of a mountain

Cherry blossoms starting to bloom

see you next time!^^

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Day 2: On my way to Okayama 

So, yesterday I left Kobe for Kyuushuu by bicycle. I cycled yesterday only for 5 hours due to late departure around 1pm and getting lost two times. The first time I was helped by some hiker to get back to road. And the next I had to rely on my phone to download a map, because I couldn't find a waypost to Himeji.

In the end I arrived to Himeji at 10 pm and luckily found a cheap netcafe right away and spent my night there. I continued my trip this morning 7:30.

To be honest, my body is aching in various places. But I hope it goes away soon enough. I only feel it when stopping for a longer time and my body cools down.

I'm now doing some laundry at an automatic coin laundry, just put in clothes and money, very useful!

here some pictures I've taken so far.

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Day 3: Long way to go 
I've traveled approx. 190 km in two days now. Yesterday I made few mistakes in my route and lost few hours, plenty kilometers and great deal of strenght.

But thanks to losing my way, I found a famous okonomiyaki restaurant, Tamachan.

Then it started raining and I waited a while at the restaurant, and when the rain stopped it was already dark.. But I had no choice but continue my trip, since there was no place to stay nearby. Finally, I got to Okayama around 11 pm. Shower feels really good after 8 hours on a bicycle, I tell you.
So,let's have some pictures!
Leskenlehti kai?

Handbag mystery: I stopped at small forest to pick up some nice bamboo. In the forest, I found these bags, regular space between them.. They looked new, so I guess they were stolen and thrown a way?

Then, just some regular sceneries

That's all for now!

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