thursday, october 11.

day two of our japan bike tour went a little something like this: we woke up at our guesthouse around 8:45 a.m. and ate this traditional breakfast

japanese breakfast gif

which was prepared by this man, the owner of the guesthouse.

tsushima, japan 2012.

i then begged my bike crew to create japanese photo booth stickers with me before biking. [photo booths in asia are nothing like the ones you can find in america! oftentimes, specifically in japan, the computers will automatically photoshop your face so your skin is flawless and your eyes are humongous!]

japanese photo booth

also different from american photo booths is the fact that much time is spent decorating the photos afterward.

japanese sticker booth gif

okay, FINALLY BIKING! our first campsite was about 15 miles away from our guesthouse, so we started biking around 11:00 a.m.

as you can see, we decided to rock some pretty serious biker headgear for our 3-day bike tour.

tsushima, japan 2012.

we were blessed with such beautiful weather the entire trip!

tsushima, japan 2012.
tsushima, japan 2012.
tsushima, japan 2012.
tsushima, japan 2012.

it was a tiring stretch (with many hills), so we stopped a few times to shake our legs out and also to eat lunch.

tsushima, japan 2012.
tsushima, japan 2012.
tsushima, japan 2012.
tsushima, japan 2012.
tsushima, japan 2012.

our group leader, william cho, drove by us at one point and was nice enough to stop and take a group photo.

tsushima, japan 2012.
tsushima, japan 2012.

finally, around 4:00 p.m. or so, we arrived to our campsite.

tsushima, japan 2012.
tsushima, japan 2012.
tsushima, japan 2012.

the other 30-something bikers were also supposed to be camping at this site for one more night, but they all decided to bike to the other campsite a day early. so it was just us and three other campers (who we quickly befriended)! naturally, we had a bonfire and a loud dance party in the wilderness with our new friends.

tsushima, japan 2012.
tsushima, japan 2012.

i'll write about day three later!