It took me almost 24 hours to move from Austria to the new nest. I better not tell where the nest is on the blog, for the security of me, and moreover, for my host family.
I changed the trains for couple of times but I’m sure it was worthwhile.
I like European because they think much of privacy. In this meaning, I should have come to Europe sooner.
People in Germany and France are almost like Japanese but men are more emotional and expressive.
On the other hand, the women are less emotional and expressive.
Soon as I got out of the hotel in Austria I got lost – lol – and got headache from the cold wind.
I don’t know how I managed to get to the station, but anyway, I crawled to the main station and took the right train.
Stations, towns, everything was so different from what I am used to seeing. Less shops, less people, nobody checks my tickets, but can use credit card wherever I go.
I wanted to go sightseeing in Austria for a bit more but because I took too much time on changing the trains and it started snowing, I only visited a few museums but it was so much fun.
I didn’t have so much free time since I left there. Only train, train, and train. I have seen only 1 Japanese guy in Germany and a few Asians. I have never seen so many “gaijins” in my life. lol
The color of “blonde” differs from country to country. It was interesting.
In Austria, it looked almost white but in Paris it was more yellowish. In Germany, I saw some people with red hair.
The person in the same compartment was very fluent in English and knows much about trains. I was really helped.
In Paris, I stupidly tried to move from Est to Lyon by metro. I wouldn’t have done it if I knew there was least elevator and escalator.
I missed some stations because I didn’t know that I had to open the door by myself. lol
Same as in Austria. I didn’t even know how to get on the train. I was too spoiled in Japan. lol
But still subway is less complicated than in Tokyo, I managed to get to Lyon.
The train from Paris was so comfortable. The only thing is, some European never stop talkin on the train. I think I slept better if they were a bit more quiet.
Found a graveyard near the airport, so different from Japanese Buddhist graveyards.
Car drives on the opposite side.lol
so empty !
Got off the first train. 22:30. Almost 24 hours since I arrived at Europe. super cold.
Getting to my new mother land early in the morning. look so cold outside, but they say, it looks like Autumn.
My high school teacher used to tell he’s traveled around in Europe by train. The train has a lot of compartments and you sleep in each compartment. I have never thought I would do the same thing because of radiation.
Cold, early in the morning. The train on the left side is what I slept in.
From the front.
I have never thought I would be in here in my life. From here, my metro panic started.
Go South. It’s getting to look more colorful.
Train went in the rainbow.
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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.