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Plans on Christmas and New Year’s Days

Katya and I are talking about holiday plans. On December 23, we will play tennis. On (Catholic) Christmas Eve, we will go to Sakuraza for a concert (tickets already reserved). On (Catholic) Christmas, we will stay calm. On New Year’s Eve, we will go to Karuizawa and stay at Mampei Hotel. We welcomed New Year in the bar last year, and this year, we will stay in the hotel. On New Year’s Day, we will stay in XIV Karuizawa as we did this year. We will exchange presents as Russians do. Then we will celebrate New Year at my parents’. Hopefully, we will be able to sky at Hakuba area. I will … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve and New Year, 2011

In Karuizawa Mura Hotel, we took a nap. We woke up. Katya talked with her family using Skype. With a taxi, we went to down town.  The city was so deserted, and we were disappointed. Near Karuizawa station, we found a Korean BBQ restaurant, ITADORI, suitable to celebrate the end of the year. We took Sake. “Very Spicy Soup”  was not that spicy but tasted good. BBQing started. Beef stew was delicious. We got full!  We moved to Mampei Hotel, an oldest Western-type hotel in Japan, established in 1884.  I knew the history and I wanted to visit. Not to stay but to celebrate a New Year in their old … Continue reading

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