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Northern Hokkaido 2018 Blog :: Wakkanai :: Day 6 – Our new “home”

Shortly after midnight, we were woken up by an announcement speaker from the station (which kept repeating). Then our fan started to move. Electricity is back! yahooooo!! Water was also running and we had our bath at 1am. Charging our devices – we promptly went to bed. Next morning, we went down to get some …

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Northern Hokkaido 2018 Blog :: Wakkanai :: Day 5 – Earthquake Iburi hits

We woke up and packed our stuff as today, unfortunately, was our last day in Rebun island before we depart to mainland Wakkanai to continue our journey to East Hokkaido. As we were chowing down our breakfast, the owners of Pension Uni told us of an earthquake which happened at night around Iburi subprefecture, pretty …

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Northern Hokkaido 2018 Blog :: Rebun :: Day 4 – Arrival of Typhoon Jebi

Middle of the night, we were woken up by the constant pounding of the wind against the window pane as Typhoon Jebi passed us above. Being a “typhoon virgin” , we were of course afraid that it might blow Pension Uni from its foundation just like Wizard of Oz… But thankfully, that didn’t happen. The …