Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The middle of Kamakura

There’s no way I can go in order. No way. As I was lying awake at 3am yesterday, I started killing time by editing my trip photos. There’s 250 of them, so to keep my sanity, I started in the middle with the easy ones. A 3am mind can’t take anything more serious that the easy ones.

So that’s where I’ll start. In the middle of the middle of a day trip to Kamakura.

Kamakura is a major tourist spot. Or trap as some like to say, but I had a great time there, and actually there’s so much to see that I could constantly go there and see something completely new. They have this adorable old style train that sounds like it’s going to break down at any moment and the brakes will fail at each stop, they screech and strain so loudly. But it’s the only way to get in, and everyone loves it.

Even the Japanese take photos of it as it comes in and out of the stations.

                                                                                       creeper, 11 o’clock!

Mid way through the day, we headed to the Hasedera Temple, to walk among the grounds. The views were beautiful.

I wonder if you know just how much walking is involved in Japan. Think of it being a lot and then times that by 85. A ridiculous amount of walking is involved in this country, and it’s necessary to throw on the sneakers in order to survive…for me at least. There was no ‘fashionista’ opportunities for me. It was all about making it through the day with my feet.

Japanese women on the other hand care all about appearances. They walk miles, hike, take stairs and even run in their high high heels and wedges. I don’t know how they do it, I really don’t, but a vast majority of them are dressed to the nines with their high heels and it would leave me in painful awe watching them walk.

What are your go-to shoes for travel? Do you stay cute? Or do you go practical with the tennis shoes?

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My-cliffnotes said...

Such fab pictures

The Heart Of A Woman said...

Em, these are beautiful!

debjones:) said...

FLIP FLOPS! I dread winter just because I have to go back to wearing real shoes.. :(
Really enjoy the photos! You're getting better and better girlie!


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