Hibiya and more parks

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EN: Yes, I am still in Japan. But I had some pretty tough time over here, having a new job and switching from student visa to working visa, which is not that easy, especially in this country. Fortunately, I was lucky and my Japanese employer decided to offer me the visa sponsorship, so it looks like I will stay here for at least one more year.

Since the pressure, which was a result of all the piled up duties which I did not do because of my holiday in Korea and China, is gone – I can finally start getting back into the biking + photo business. It will take some time, since I am not in my best shape right now and even a short walk up the stairs makes me breath heavily, but that will be eventually fixed. I have many plans (and their number is rather growing, not decreasing), which I want to fulfill in the next few months, so bear with me.

Yesterday and today I visited some more parks. Firstly, I wanted to finally take some pictures at the Imperial Palace Gardens, but I failed miserably, since the place was closed. I therefore moved to Hibiya park, which I ignored until now for some reason. And today I went for a slow bike trip, which followed the small river heading towards the Zenfukuji Koen. This is another proof, than even though some roads are not designed only for bicycles, you can still find plenty of nice scenic rides even in the city centre of Tokyo.

SK: Áno, ešte stále som v Japonsku. V posledných týždňoch som to tu ale nemal ťažké, jednak sa mi kvôli mojej dovolenke v Kórei a v Číne značne nakopili rôzne povinnosti a preto som ich musel dobiehať, okrem toho som robil všetko pre to, aby som mohol konečne vymeniť študentské víza za pracovné. Na moje šťastie sa moja firma rozhodla ich sponzorovať a preto už čakám na odpoveď z imigračného úradu, ktorá dúfam príde čo najskôr. Vyzerá to teda tak, že tu zostanem ešte na aspoň jeden ďalší rok a potom sa uvidí.

Preto som nemal čas na seba a už vôbec nie na nejaké výlety na bicykli, teraz sa ale všetko opäť zmení k lepšiemu a už som sa začal dostávať späť do taktu. Nemám ale ani zďaleka najlepšiu kondičku a preto sa musím rozbehnúť, včera som v centre navštívil park Hibiya, ktorý som doteraz z nejakého dôvodu stále ignoroval. Dnes som k tomu pridal pomalší bike výlet popri jednej malej riečke, ktorá vedie až k parku Zenfukuji Koen, odkiaľ som sa vrátil späť domov do Nakana. Aj toto je jeden z ďalších dôkazov, že hoci cyklistické cestičky tu nie sú často vyznačené, človek si predsa len dokáže užiť veľmi peknú jazdu aj v centre samotného Tokia.

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