Some go on free and easy trips armed with a detailed itinerary. Others adopt an adventurous spirit and only decide what to do when they arrive. The rest fall in between these two extremes. Personally, I’m skewed towards the detailed end of the spectrum. Besides itinerary, I like to come up with lists of where to eat and what to buy. Often things go according to plan and expectations are met. But there are also disappointments and surprises.
I like to end off my trip posts with a review of my favourites. They are often a good mix of things planned and unexpected. For my recent Hokkaido trip, I made lists for sights, food and souvenirs. My favourites?
1. Snow Covered Furano 2. Penguin Parade @ Asahiyama Zoo 3. Lakes
6. Sapporo White Illumination @ Odori Park
1. Butadon @ Pancho and Kumaushi
2. Ukifune Pork Steak @ Honbetsu
4. Cream Puff
6. Milk Tea
8. Cheese Imo Mochi @ Lake Shikotsu
3. DiaryTook me almost an hour in Loft before I finally decided to get this 3 year diary. I was hunting around for an annual one but just couldn’t find one I like. I was hoping to get a Laura Ashley 2017 like the 2016 below but not available.
4. iphone6 CoverLoved this cover from Plaza @ Parco Sapporo. Sadly, my iphone6 went dead a few days after I returned from this trip. I believe the cold weather ruined the battery. I got a iphone7 to replace my old phone, rendering this pretty cover useless.
6. StampsThis trip made me realise that Japan is more into stamps than postcards. They are great souvenirs although sometimes it takes a few attempts to get the perfect stamp. Best of all, they are free!
So this post concludes my wonderful Hokkaido trip. I would love to visit again, perhaps at a different season to experience another side of Hokkaido.