I survived my first night at the DK House dormitory in Sapporo. For the next five weeks, this will be my home and Lucy. I moved to Sapporo to help Lucy through a bad patch. This is a difficult time for me and her. But we will get through this.
We are in a two bed apartment, with a kitchenette and a nice bathroom. However, any cooking I do is in the main kitchen where all the tools that I need are available. I feel like Rachel Ray, putting all I need in a basket and taking it to the kichen, although I have four flights of step to get to the kitchen. The common room is very nice, with free internet access and that is where you will find Lucy, pounding away on her laptop. It is also a lot warmer than our room.
If you are ever in Sapporo and need a place to stay for a month or so, give this place a try. Here is their website: www.e-guesthouse.com/sapporo/ – you do need to supply your own linens and such or you could rent it from them.
Sapporo is a very cold place, the snow, as I said, never seemed to melt. In the last few days, however, the city crew moved a ton of snow away from the pavements and roads. It is still treacherous to walk on the pavements, so much ice and snow still. I cannot understand, though, how some of the girls are walking in spike heels and platform shoes!
This is snow festival week and as I passed Odori park, folks are busy carving and chipping away at ice to make their sculptures. I have to find out where all the huge sculptures are – I have seen pictures of big huge buildings carved out of ice but some say there is not as much snow here this year.
I have just found out that there is a cross country place not too far from here. I am going to check it out and maybe rent some equipment. I am trying to make the best of a bad situation.