You know when you’ve been reversed mugged in Kyoto when……

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Our first evening in Kyoto started with a walk along the river towards to Gion (old geisha) district. The Smurg enjoys her walks/pusher rides in places where there aren’t many people.
It’s also a great way to see parts of a city that tourist often miss. in fact I love to just take a random bus and see where it takes me, and peek at the live of a city outside of the touristic boundaries.

Kyoto like many cities is a blend of traditional and gorgeous, like this restaurant over the river, where women dressed in Kimono’s serve. (sorry close up came out too fuzzy due to the lack of daylight)
restaurant

To the gaudy of the fashionable shopping street
gaudy

We had a quiet stroll, a rather insipid darn expensive pizza and the start of a quiet walk back to our hotel, when the rain gods decided to open the flood gates. Within minutes we were soaked, Smurg hiding under her shade in stroller, poor tootsies all cold and wet.

When all of a sudden out of nowhere a man appeared, pushed a brolly (umbrella) into the hands of the boss, said here and ran off into the rainy night, and so we got reversed mugged in Kyoto.

It’s amazing though the kindness of people at time. This complete stranger, which appeared out of nowhere and gives away his own umbrella to a couple of silly tourist who travel without one, running away into the night without even giving us time to say thank you.

A wonderful arrival gift from a gracious city

*R*

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sweetdollfashions
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 23:49:04

    There are still wonderful people out there! Thanks for sharing this story! 🙂

    Reply

  2. Joan N in Illinois
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 02:00:30

    I agree

    Reply

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