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New Year's News

New Year's News

I have been sick since before Xmas, I have stayed home for almost two week. I am getting better and I hope to be better in time for work.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Nagaoka Fireworks

Juan and I both picked up a great week long teaching job in Joetsu city Niigata. This was the first time we had ever gotten to work together and the company was so nice they even let us stay in a twin room. Joetsu city is a nice little shipping port on the Sea of Japan. This was our first time to the other side of the island. At our program we met several other great teachers and after our first day of teaching we headed north to Nagaoka to one of Japan's biggest firework shows.
Fireworks are serious buisness in Japan. The ones at Nagaoka last 2 hours and have a gigantic boom factor. The largest fireworks have a raduis of 650 meters. That's nearly a 1/2 mile!!!!

Our new friend/coworker Phil tries to make friends with some really silly 20-something Japanese girls in yukatas.

So crowded, but so much fun!

Unfortunately, we took the wrong train back to our hotel and proceeded to get stuck at this remote station for over an hour. We didn't roll into our hotel until after midnight. I guess that will teach us to not study the special holiday timetables.

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