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2010 04 16 - Tottori Sakyu day 1

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Can you be dropped of closer to your destination?

A very relaxed day. I was sleeping at the sand dunes, woke up the next morning, packed my bag and started climbing the sand dunes that were indeed impressive. The horserides and even camelrides were too much though. After some more walking along the coastline I went in the direction of the highway, found a truck that drove me directly to Himeji (this truckdriver was almost retired and also practised Kendo) and then was ready to find a hostel with some internet and a shower.....but there wasn't any.

Instead I was refered to a capsule hotel + sauna. The sauna part sounded great and I had heard about capsules in Kyoto. They were the ultimate efficient rooms. Like a couple of stacked tubes (or coffins) with a tv in it.

Horse rides are already too commercial for me
It was very cheap and I especially enjoyed the sauna for several hours, finally getting really clean after all these days of hitchhiking and camping. There was only one big letdown: No internet, at all. This is 2010 people! Besided the sauna there wasn't much else to do. A collection of Manga was only in Japanese and seeing a baby panda get born and then dying got boring after the second loop. But that was what was on channel A (free). Channel B1 to B99 were payed channels and I was glad I had my own laptop with me so I could write some diary entries.

Sleeping in such a capsule is actually comfortable. It is just as big as a bunkbed anyway. Just don't mind all the snorring of other businessmen and the flickering of all the tv's. I can highly recommend this kind of place, but bring a book and enjoy the sauna.

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