a href=

About Lotta Par Avion

profile.jpg

View Profile

View Map

Life Missions

(2 out of 5 complete)

Travel on a train or boat.
(Complete)

Play in the snow or splash in a puddle.
(Incomplete)

Talk to a real panda or kangaroo.
(Incomplete)

Visit a museum or library.
(Incomplete)

Go the circus or a birthday party.
(Complete)

View Printable

Pages: << prev 1, 2, 3, 4 next >> Pictures Only View

Travelog for: Lotta Par Avion

Songkhla, Thailand - 17th February 2013

By: LaPetiteAdventurista

Sawadee! That means both hello and goodbye in Thai.

Right now I'm in Songkhla, Thailand with both my twin sister Leila and my "big" sister. Let's just call her "Big LPA".

Originally, we're all from El Paso, USA. Last year, we moved to Thailand because we were tired of living in Texas all our lives. Big LPA is an ESL teacher here, but she'll go back to the US in August to go be an elementary teacher. Meanwhile, Leila and I decided to become flight attendants to see the world.

Before we see the world, we decided to explore our own city. First, we looked at a map of Songkhla.

The small city of Songkhla is set on a peninsula, which means it's surrounded by water on three sides. (Another example of a peninsula is the state of Florida in the US.)

To the west of Songkhla is Thale Luang lake, one of the only two natural lakes in Thailand. To the east of Songkhla is the Gulf of Thailand, which is ocean! (Look at the compass rose on the map to give you a clue which side is which.)

:D

00-P1030620.jpg

* Posted Feb 20, 2013, 4:14 pm Last edited Feb 20, 2013, 4:28 pm by LaPetiteAdventurista [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Songkhla, Thailand - 17th February 2013

By: LaPetiteAdventurista

Next, we set off early in the morning to see the sunrise at Kao Seng. This is a beach and an old fisherman's neighborhood. We were sleepy, but still managed to get on our bicycle at 6:00 AM! It was worth it, because this is what we saw.

10-P1030441.jpg

* Posted Feb 20, 2013, 4:32 pm Last edited Feb 20, 2013, 4:34 pm by LaPetiteAdventurista [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Yokosuka, Japan - 19th March 2013

By: cocoaby

White owl delivered the envelope from Thailand.
Yoko was after enjoying a late lunch of Thai food as it happens.
Lotta had various missions in a very short period of two weeks stay.
We try our best to cheer.
Hojicha gave Japanese sweets to Lotta .
It is  "黒ごま最中(called Kurogoma Monaka, means  wafers  filled with black sesami jam)"
We think will no longer tired of her in this journey.
She can get rid of her tiredness within that day.
See you again.
:D

P1030740.JPG
P1030741.JPG
P1030742.JPG
P1030743.JPG

* Posted Mar 19, 2013, 10:53 am Last edited Mar 19, 2013, 11:01 am by cocoaby [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Yokosuka, Japan - 20th March 2013

By: cocoaby

Hello!
Yesterday +22 degrees , today +20 degrees.
Very warm the past few days, the cherry blossoms were blooming.
Everyone pleased cherry blossom  blooming in Japan.
Also cherry blossom  blooming 10 days earlier than usual.
We went to see  Japanese elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and graduate school because you want to become a teacher .
Japanese public schools is many sturdy concrete building .
Flowers were blooming in the park a lot.
I also saw shrines and temples.
It was a solemn atmosphere.
My host Yoko has apologized for photo condition not  good because Lotta  too small  along with the scenery.
Lotta
;)

P1030750.JPG
P1030757.JPG
P1030761.JPG
P1030769.JPG
P1030770.JPG
P1030774.JPG
P1030781.JPG
P1030786.JPG
P1030791.JPG
P1030792.JPG
P1030796.JPG
P1030798.JPG
P1030802.JPG
P1030809.JPG
P1030810.JPG
P1030811.JPG
P1030816.JPG
P1030818.JPG
P1030819.JPG
P1030820.JPG
P1030821.JPG
P1030822.JPG
P1030823.JPG
P1030827.JPG
P1030828.JPG
P1030832.JPG
P1030841.JPG
P1030842.JPG
P1030846.JPG
P1030850.JPG

* Posted Mar 20, 2013, 9:54 am Last edited Mar 20, 2013, 9:56 am by cocoaby [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Yokosuka, Japan - 20th March 2013

By: cocoaby

Today is Vernal Equinox Day ( national holiday in Japan).
It is day for praising nature and showing respect to living things.
Many people eat  "Bota-mochi" (a rice cake coverd with bean jam or soy flour ) in Japan to this day.
We eat Bota-mochi. yammy!

P1030851.JPG

* Posted Mar 21, 2013, 8:57 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Yokosuka, Japan - 21st March 2013

By: cocoaby

Cherry blossoms make many happy all Japan.
My host Yoko back after work We went to see the cherry blossoms in  hurry before the sun goes down.
We feel so happy.
Weekend it will be in full bloom.

My host Yoko showed me the money in Japan.
10,000 yen, 5,000 yen, 2,000 yen, 1,000 yen, 500 yen, 100 yen, 50yen, 10yen,  5yen,  1yen.
Yukichi Fukuzawa to 10,000 yen bill is printed.
Yukichi is a samurai(warrior), thinker.
To 5000 yen bill Ichiyo Higuchi is printed.
Ichiyo is a woman writer.
1000 yen bill is Hideyo Noguchi of the scholars.
5 yen and 50 yen coins have holes.
This is very rare in the world.
I ask Why is coin have holes?
Maybe make be easier to determine other coins.
and saving material?

P1030859.JPG
P1030866.JPG
P1030871.JPG
P1030872.JPG
P1030887.JPG

* Posted Mar 21, 2013, 9:00 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Yokosuka, Japan - 22nd March 2013

By: cocoaby

My host Yoko gave me stamp!
It is ”Hirosaki Castle and Cherry Blossom Festival ”stamp.
This stamp was issued at Japan post office today.
I affixed to my passport.
Postmark will get in as soon as possible.

P1030893.JPG

* Posted Mar 23, 2013, 9:32 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Yokosuka, Japan - 23rd March 2013

By: cocoaby

Enjoying the cherry blossoms are a lot of people in Japan.
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom !
It so beautiful.
We went to see the shrines and temples.
The shrine was built 350 years ago.
Fujiwara Michizane riding a cow has been worshiped.
He is called the god of learning.
There was a bill of the tree.
It is 絵馬(called Ema).
Each wish is written to this.
Puppies and great mother dog is a symbol of  安産祈願(Wishing You Love & Happiness)! 
We went to the temple last dragon has been enshrined.
It is so cool!
Once back home, we ate sushi for lunch.
Eating sushi in Japan is the best of all.
;)

P1030895.JPG
P1030897.JPG
P1030902.JPG
P1030903.JPG
P1030910.JPG
P1030915.JPG
P1030923.JPG
P1030983.JPG
P1030988.JPG
P1030993.JPG
P1030924.JPG

* Posted Mar 24, 2013, 1:57 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Yokosuka, Japan - 23rd March 2013

By: cocoaby

We went to the central park Yokosuka in the afternoon.
The park was located in a high place.
There is also a Yokosuka City Museum.
Naumann elephant model, kimono, spun yarn, huge crab, shellfish, and Crystal violet.
We will go back home in hurry because it's seems to rain.

P1030936.JPG
P1030937.JPG
P1030943.JPG
P1030945.JPG
P1030946.JPG
P1030948.JPG
P1030957.JPG
P1030962.JPG
P1030967.JPG
P1030980.JPG

* Posted Mar 24, 2013, 2:16 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Yokosuka, Japan - 24th March 2013

By: cocoaby

We went to Japan post office because my mentor is postcrosser.
There is also a GOTOCHI card here in Yokosuka We will became topic of Postcrossing blog.
Yokosuka's GOTOCHI card is Sukajan.
Yokosuka have USA Naval Base.
And,American soldiers is buying Sukajan as a Souvenirs.
We actually went to see Sukajan.
Then I went back to the house on a train.
I got a postmark at the post office.
This is  postmark of Japan special landscape.
This postmark shows March 24, 2013 and from Yokosuka.
AD 2013 can be translated 'Heisei 25' (in Japan/here).
We read from left to right in Japan.
Therefore 25/3/24.
B)

P1030999.JPG
P1040002.JPG
P1040004.JPG
P1040006.JPG
P1040007.JPG
P1040008.JPG
P1040009.JPG
P1040016.JPG

* Posted Mar 25, 2013, 9:13 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Yokosuka, Japan - 27th March 2013

By: cocoaby

It is raining cold today.
We will show you some games in Japan.

"Hyakunin Isshu" is one of the Japanese traditional games.
It is also the name of the game in which they are used.
The game is played mostly on Japanese New Year's holidays.
On each card, a poem (waka) is written, and there are a total of 100 poems.
The standard collection of the poems used is called Hyakunin Isshu,
which is often also the name of the game.
The collection was chosen by a poet Fujiwara no Teika in Heian period.
There are national conventions for the game.
Two sets of 100 poem cards in Box.

Karuta is one of the Japanese traditional games.
First,a person read the card. Like this way.
And the others look for a card which is the picture and word drawn about it.
How many cards can you find?
The winner is having the cards most.

Next, We will show you "Pokemon Card Game".
This is what son of my host was using.

And, The next show is "Duel Masters Card Game".
This is what son of my host was using, too.
He was the winner of the competition of this card game.

I learned to play shogi.
Shogi is Japanese chess.

My host's sons have spring vacation began.
They taught  a lot of games for us.

  ;)

P1040026.JPG
P1040027.JPG
P1040028.JPG
P1040029.JPG
P1040030.JPG
P1040031.JPG
P1040036.JPG

* Posted Mar 27, 2013, 9:39 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Yokosuka, Japan - 29th March 2013

By: cocoaby

After work of my host at afterbnoon,
We (Nana, Lotta, FerdiFuchs) went to the Umikaze(meaning sea wind) park.
Willy W. and Isidore already came here.
Unfortunately,  weather was not good.
But today is warm.
Flowers were blooming a lot.
We enjoyed the "Umikaze park".
Sakura(Cherry) blossoms are falling.
Road looks like cherry carpet.

P1040058.JPG
P1040049.JPG
P1040050.JPG
P1040051.JPG
P1040052.JPG
P1040053.JPG
P1040054.JPG
P1040060.JPG
P1040063.JPG
P1040066.JPG
P1040069.JPG
P1040070.JPG
P1040071.JPG
P1040072.JPG
P1040073.JPG
P1040074.JPG
P1040077.JPG

* Posted Mar 31, 2013, 3:17 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kotoku-in, Kamakura, Japan - 30th March 2013

By: cocoaby

We went to Kamakura, about 20 minutes get on train.
Kamakura is a small city and a very popular tourist destination.
We went to see the "Great Buddha" in Kotoku-in.
I was surprised that there are windows in the back of the Buddha.
Why is there a window?
I think It was ventilation, tourist can be go to the Buddha's in body.
We went get on Enoden(Gotochi-card).
Enoshima Electric Railway, familiarly known as Enoden, has 100 years of history.
However, it was very very cold, weather is very bad.
If weather is good, We were able to see Mount Fuji the tallest mountain in Japan.
:o

P1040089.JPG
P1040232.JPG
P1040100.JPG
P1040105.JPG
P1040106.JPG
P1040111.JPG
P1040121.JPG
P1040122.JPG
P1040127.JPG
P1040134.JPG
P1040135.JPG
P1040136.JPG
P1040191.JPG
P1040237.JPG

* Posted Mar 31, 2013, 8:15 am Last edited Mar 31, 2013, 8:29 am by cocoaby [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Hasedera Temple, Kamakura, Japan - 30th March 2013

By: cocoaby

We then went to Hasedera Temple.
Hasedera is a temple of the Jodo sect, that is most famous for its statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy.
The statue shows Kannon with eleven heads, each representing a characteristic of the goddess.
The 9.18 meter tall, gilded wooden statue is regarded as one of the largest wooden sculpture in Japan, and can be viewed in the temple's main building, the Kannon-do Hall.
It was not allowed to take photo.
I found a smile Jizo.
:)

P1040141.JPG
P1040147.JPG
P1040153.JPG
P1040162.JPG
P1040163.JPG
P1040164.JPG
P1040169.JPG
P1040170.JPG
P1040171.JPG
P1040176.JPG
P1040186.JPG
P1040190.JPG
P1040238.JPG

* Posted Mar 31, 2013, 9:18 am Last edited Apr 6, 2013, 2:35 am by cocoaby [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Tsuruoka Hachiman Shrine, Kamakura, Japan - 30th March 2013

By: cocoaby

We finally went to the Tsuruoka Hachiman Shrine.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu is Kamakura's most important shrine.
Today is really cold.

We can show you "Gosyuin-cho".
"Gosyuin-cho" is  collect stamp book where written by Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.
;)

P1040196.JPG
P1040197.JPG
P1040202.JPG
P1040207.JPG
P1040213.JPG
P1040221.JPG
P1040239.JPG
P1040234.JPG
P1040235.JPG

* Posted Mar 31, 2013, 10:17 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Pages: << prev 1, 2, 3, 4 next >>

 

© 2017 ToyVoyagers.com Terms and Conditions  Privacy Policy