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2010 04 18 - Kobe day 1

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My very comfortable cabin in the internetcafe

At an internetcafe you can actually spent day and night. 9 hours is only 1500 Yen (12 Euro) and you get a private cubicle with a monster internet pc with every possible connection to remote media, headphones, dozens of installed games, a comfortable chair (that many people use to sleep on as I could hear from all the snorring last night), a toilet and shower, hundreds of magazines to read, thousands of manga's and hentai books...and most importantly free soup, juices, soda, coffee, tea and icecream. And for 200 or 300 Yen you can order a plate of rice or noodles with vegetables and meat. If someone would combine this with the capsule sauna hotel and some sunlight it might be what some young people would consider heaven on earth. Needless to say that I spent all night chatting, mailing and updating this blog and that it is now time to go to Nara and go low-tech for a week again :)

After spending 20 hours in the Kobe internetcafe (I arranged a special price with the owner) sending emails, chatting, blogging and just random browsing while eating icecream (closer to 10 than 5, but Charlie ones told me that if you don't pay for them, the calories don't count) it was dark outside again.

Dozens of magazines to choose from, no extra charge
That meant I could finally go up to the 24th floor of City Hall and view Kobe-by-night (yes, this is how I justify things sometimes ;)). Then it took 1.5 hours to walk out of the city and find a good hitchhiking spot. Tokuda, a 35 year old man with a cool goatie dropped me of at Osaka station 35 minutes later. I realised hitchhiking to Nara wouldn't work and spent a whopping 780 Yen on a trainticket to Nara where I arrived just after midnight. I found a beautiful place to sleep after leaving Nara-center and almost reaching the hills. 43 hours after leaving the capsule hotel in Himeji I fell asleep in Nara

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My very comfortable cabin in the i…
My very comfortable cabin in the …
Dozens of magazines to choose from…
Dozens of magazines to choose fro…
And thousands of Manga and Hentai …
And thousands of Manga and Hentai…
A shower in an internetcafe? Obvio…
A shower in an internetcafe? Obvi…
Soup, juices and soda, icecream, c…
Soup, juices and soda, icecream, …
And there is even a wide variety o…
And there is even a wide variety …
Kyoto river and roads from the 24t…
Kyoto river and roads from the 24…
Kyoto center from the 24th floor o…
Kyoto center from the 24th floor …
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