Monday, January 13, 2014
It is about 7:40am here in Nagano.
Last night I got into Nagano via the Nagano Shinkansen around 7pm. Unfortunately, I got lost and did not get to my hostel until 930pm.
Nagano is cold. Very cold. There is snow and ice. This layering thing I decided to do with clothes is barely cutting it. I should have brought a better jacket.
Today I will go to the Monkey Park with four Singaporean teenagers, Track, Hakim, Ian, and Ming. They just finished their mandatory 2 year military service and are traveling before beginning college. They seem so full of hope. So full.