08 – 09/1996 Nagoya, Japan

22 August – 18 September

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In Nagoya I was so grateful for a week´s holiday. Together with Javkhlan and Sakae we went to Sakae´s home and family. Together with them, we had excellent food and good fellowship. We got to know many of his friends, church and youth group.

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Four of us went up to the Mt. Fuji. Starting at midnight, we were on top of this beautiful mountain at 04:30 hours. By using a gas cooker, we prepared some hot noodless in a heavy rainy and foggy atmosphere. Sorry to say the truth: we were up on the top, but could not see the stunning beauty which I see on so many photos of Mt. Fuji. But I can say, that I have been on top of the 3.776 m highest mountain of Japan. When we came down, we went to Japanese bath, in order not to become ill. But also to relax after this exhausting tour.

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Regarding work on the ship, I noted, that we got a new water pipe in the engineroon, which I had to paint. And also we got many new hydrant boxes, which I painted in the ferrari red color. Also I worked a lot with Rolf and Jan, explaining all the work I did over the past 2 years. We did some training with smoke bombs and tested the emergency systems together.

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On the weekend 9/10 September I was in a team to visit a church in Shinshiro, about 90km away from Nagoya, where we stayed overnight in a library. There were also some people from Brazil, who invited us for lunch and BBQ.

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