Japan

Joyride to the Northernmost End

This was not meant to be … at all.

None of us expected that we were going to be able to do this nor even planned it, granted that none of us have our own personal vehicle. We signed up for a trip that our work set up, but only 5 of us showed up that a bus would mean excessive. And so they gave us the business van with only a promise of returning it back in good condition. No distance limit nor a curfew. You know how that sounded to us? πŸ˜€

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I’m so glad only five showed up. My previous post is high on testosterone level. This weekend, however, I could not complain as I find myself suddenly surrounded with lovely ladies.

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I completely understimated their urge to travel. They were adamant to push on, to get into an adventure, and seize the day when this rare opportunity presented itself. I commend their will and energy.

We didn’t go to the supposedly trip that we initially signed up for. Instead, we decided to let faith takes the wheel.

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We drove the west coast side of Okinawa stopping at … wherever.

We saw a lighthouse.

We ate Japanese treats without paying. πŸ˜‰ There is this store that is kind of like a Costco where you can try to taste what they are selling. We tried a lot of it. I, for one, was full after I stepped out of the store. Ow, I bought an edible shisa. Now, my mouth will shoo away evil from my body. πŸ˜€ We also spotted a giant shisa.

The one to left is the edible one, not the one to the right. πŸ˜€

Then we went to Zanpa Beach where we had so much fun getting our bodies slapped around by a jet ski.

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I was a like a kid in a theme park exclaiming I want to go back there and do it again! Amazing how people pay to get dragged around and get splashed with jetting water. We laughed all the way. We had to hold on while we move left and right at enough high rate else we get thrown off the water. It was such a thrill to ride it. It was like a rollercoaster inΒ the water.

We ate, and then we ate some more. For lunch… Yakiniku.

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Yakiniku buffet is a style of dining where they bring you the raw meat and you heat it up right there on the table. It sounds like work, but it worked out well as none of us had cooked for two month straight. And if anything, it’s the experience that counts.

Two of the ladies were squirmish having the small octopus in their mouth.

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They were down to anything the day brings. And I was so surprised by it. Though time was restricting, we still continued our joyride to the northernmost end of Okinawa.

Here’s the sneak peek…

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I’ll expand about Cape Hedo on the next post.

More sights during the ride… Japanese sign on the road, Malibu Hills and huh? Okinawa Hollywood with a Statue of Liberty.

Last Call…

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It was a completely spontaneous journey for all of us. We didn’t wake up and thought that this is what we were going to do. Let alone, we didn’t think that we were able to do this. We were lucky to get a ride. They’re enthusiastic, energetic and generally just fun to be with. And with completely random plans and our added adventurer attitude, this really is a bomb joyride.

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44 replies »

  1. So much fun in one day Rommel .. you certainly know how to jump at an opportunity πŸ˜‰
    I await to hear more doings in part two !

    • True that! Mostly I know where I want to go, or I would hit the places I haven’t gone. This one is, zip, completely unplanned, and like diving into the unknown which makes it very adventurous.

  2. Ah, surrounded by ladies, your smile says it all. Years ago we owned some wave runners; they are a total blast especially when we’d pull a tube. It was always a challenge for the drive to throw the tuber and the tuber to hang on as long as possible. Hope you enjoy a lot more spontaneous trips.

  3. What a great day! You really fit so many different activities into just one day, and that shows how adventurous you all were. Even managing to get some jet skiing into the mix. What serendipity! I’ll look forward to more sharing from your fabulous day!

  4. All the fun in one day, and with beautiful ladies! That will make your friends jealous πŸ˜€ Yakiniku buffet looks so delicious, I had something like that in a Korean restaurant. Keep posting, Rommel! Love the Last Call (it’s back, finally) πŸ˜€

  5. You definitely are the ladies man!

    This is our kind of travel. We’ve never been ones to plan much. It is so much more fun to just go as you did and see what surfaces. Wonderful adventure! I could hear the thrill in your voice as you wrote about that fantastic time.

    Thanks so much for the shout out:)

    • Not a problem, love the adventures on your blog as well.
      When I go back to Cali though, I’ma need to plan my trips to hopefully Yosemite and Death Valley.

  6. Can you still swim there right now? Okinawa is high on our list of travel bucket list, but we were waiting for hot weather, so we could dive into that gorgeous water. πŸ™‚

    • Oh yeah, people still swim and snorkel all over the island. Last werk was a great week for divers. Not at the very moment though, typhoon comes and goes.

        • There were some typhoon “warnings” last month. It was more like heavy rains. I would say last month. Perfect because it gets too hot here during summer. They were saying that people don’t want to be outside and just want to say indoor where there is airconditioner. πŸ˜€ If you can blend well with hot Asia weather then go for June or August. For me, I’d say September.

  7. What a fun trip, Rommel, and with 4 beautiful girls too. What more could your ask for? πŸ˜‰ I smiled at the thought of you eating your way around that store. I would have done the same. I love those Shisas. I bought a couple of Shisa bookends when I was in China. You certainly do have the best adventures. πŸ™‚

  8. I want this kind of adventure! So spontaneous and oh so random. You don’t underestimate girls. πŸ˜€
    I think I’ve tried Yakiniku before but I thought it was called shabu-shabu. duh. What could be other forms of shisas? Maybe I’d see them on your upcoming posts. Oh, and I thought you were gonna to climb that lighthouse. πŸ™‚

  9. exquisite! love this entire trip you took us on, Rommel. had a big laugh over your meal time at Costco like store. you are an inspiration πŸ™‚

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