Me and Rhonda and Rie - these were the lovely ladies who got this weary traveler through the airport, the train and on to meet Nancy so I could go home with Nancy. So thankful Rie (on the far right) knew the language and knew where we were going! Rhonda and I just followed behind. Way to go Rie!
The roads were so narrow in some spots. They were really like one way streets that they managed to drive as a two-way street. Sometimes you had to pull way over to let someone else squeeze past before you could keep driving. Nancy maneuvered like a pro!
Just had to include this pictures... oh the lovely heated toilet seats! Notice the control panel on the side. From what I could decipher, you could adjust the bidet, the heat and other things I wasn't sure about because I couldn't read the toilet! Most places don't have any central heating and so public bathrooms were often cold - so nice to have a warm seat though! :-)
There were vending machines everywhere. You would even see them just along the street. Not sure why there were so many or if they were even full - although later in my trip I actually saw someone filling one that was just right out on the sidewalk.
Saw some familiar places - although I was told the Denny's is NOTHING like what you would expect, unless you are expecting raw sushi and not sure what else. There was very little English around the city so it was really rare for me to recognize anything familiar. It would have been nearly impossible for me to get around if I hadn't had the benefit of having friends there who understood the language.
A close-up of some intricacies you find on these buildings. So many things to look at on one building! Amazing detail!
Not sure the significance of this bridge, but it was all blocked off so you couldn't go on it. It was really pretty with the river running under it!
I thought this manhole cover was so cute! They didn't all look like this but I was able to get a picture of this one from the bus.
Well... more pictures later. Checkout the JEMA Women's ministry Facbook album for pictures from the retreat: