It was indeed a beautiful morning to wake up to despite the fact that I slept quite late last night. So if you don't know, I would just like to tell you that I'm currently in Japan! Hokkaido to be exact. Luckily I managed to bag the first flight ever initiated by AirasiaX to Sapporo. The inaugral flight was also a bit extraordinary than conventional ones cause of course everyone was excited to be flying direct to Sapporo for the first time. The flight was 95% full okay! Btw, Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido, yeah? Just in case you didn't know (cause I didn't before arriving here :p)
|The official launch of the promo price to Sapporo (9900Yen)|
As soon as I arrived there was this welcoming ceremony by the AirasiaX team and the media conference event was officiated by Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz. We were so excited to explore Sapporo that as soon as we land, we didnt straightaway check in to our hotels, but in fact went sightseeing to make full use of the time we had here.
|Enjoying the sunset. Too bad my camera couldn't capture it!|
|Hello grapes :D|
Managed to visit the vineyard and wine castle in Ikeda, then later explored Kishuro with Cindy to grab our dinner. Dinner was actually prepared for us at the hotel, but knowing me and Cindy, we just had to do our exploring! I mean c'mon, what's the point of travelling if you eat at the hotel, right? We stayed at Ana Crowne Plaza and basically explored the quiet city at night. Do follow my live updates on Snapchat (shearasol). I post quite a lot when I'm travelling :)
The following day, which is today, we got up super early and headed to this gorgeous view below! It took us 2 hours to reach Lake Mashu located at Teshikaga town.
The thing that got us freaked out in the first place was how crazy windy this place was! I was practically swaying left and right when walking cause the howling wind is just beyond up here. But it was all worth it when we finally reached this point to enjoy the view. They say that if you ever visit this lake, you'll most likely to meet your soulmate soon in your life afterwards. Well I don't know bout that but I'm open to it haha!
Is there any other better way for me to ruin this image? Haha.. I don't know what I was doing, but all I knew was I didn't want that moment to end and maybe, just maybe, I could live in a place where the view is as beautiful as this as soon as I open the window. Too breathtaking for words, SubhanAllah.
And how meaningless visiting Japan would be if you don't try the local food, right? I basically had to give up my principle in eating raw food. I swallowed my gut (and the food) and found myself actually being okay with everything seafood and raw. Probably because the seafood there was amazingly fresh! Had our lunch at Abashiri city and I was hooked.
Then later we went to visit the Ohotsk Tokkari Center. Basically there were lots of sea creatures that we managed to see and learn from since the area itself is the place of the drifting ice (a natural occurrence that usually happens in January-February every year). So of course the animals there were of those that can withstand the cold. We learnt sooooo much about the drifting ice and obviously I enjoyed every bit of it.
Next stop is one of my favourites! We managed to visit the cutesy seals! They're really cute I tell you!! They were swimming in their pool and when the trainer whistled, the glided through the floor acting all cute in front of us. After a few explanations, we can finally touch them!! AMAGAD I was the first one to get in line and ducked to these babies. No, I didn't do that, I kinda tiptoed just to be careful for they are delicate beings.
And this is what I wore on the 2nd day:
Again, crazy windy.
Scarf: Shea Rasol
Skirt: Made it myself
Crossbody bag: Mango
See you in my next Hokkaido post! :D