Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park 地獄谷野猿公苑

Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑 Jigokudani Yaen Kōen) is in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

From wikipedia “The name Jigokudani, meaning “Hell’s Valley”, is due to the steam and boiling water that bubbles out of small crevices in the frozen ground, surrounded by steep cliffs and formidably cold and hostile forests.”

And let me tell you guys, they are so so so not wrong.
Hell does not begin to describe how difficult the journey is for some totally unfit like me.

First of all, you need to make it into the valley. The “road” is basically a dirt part cut out of the side of a cliff.
Its hardly wide enough for one car yet its a two way road with many blind bends and corners.
They are no barriers on the side of the cliff either. OMG you can be certain we were driving very slowly.
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When you get there, you will need to walk about 500m alongside a small river
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Friday Photo Meme – What’s New Edition

Its FRIDAY AGAIN!
So last week i didnt do a photo meme. I thought i would do it in the end on Saturday but i was zonked out over the weekend [i was sick]. This week, i decided i definetely have to do one.
[Dedicated to Miss RougeDeluxe who has been super supportive of my silly photo memes!! Btw she did both of them here and here]

Friday Photo Meme – What’s new edition

1. Something you bought recently
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I dont buy nail products often [as i get gel nails done] however i am a sucker for nail stickers. I suppose i should start using them XD

2. Something you got in the mail this week
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I received my order from feelunique.com! Thankfully i placed my order for the L’oreal infalliables before they stopped shipping them outside of the EU. The two blushes are by Wet N Wild and i received those from May407
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3. Something you could not live without this week
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I spent the better part of this week being sick. I found that i coughed a lot at night or my throat would be really dry when i get up. Despite having a humidifier in the room. In the end, these masks [they come with an insert which is packed full of water] which helps you to stay “moist” REALLY helped me out. I got well in 2 days of using them.
The neosporin cream is also from May407 from packages ages ago. I just finished a tube of QV cream so i thought i try this for my eczema [severe to say the least] Review to come!

4. Something you are trying out this week
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Sleek Moisture by Shima
Shima is a chain of hair salons here in Japan. They have their own in house products. I bought this tube of Sleek Moisture last October but i lost it amongst my stash. I am starting to use it this week. Will review when i used it for a while!

5. Something you are wearing this week
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I was tinkering around with my jewelry pliers [i am not a jewelry maker but i do make stuff from time to time] to do the tutorial i posted two days ago [on how to turn your lipgloss into a keychain. see previous post] so i made a new pair of earrings too.
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They are disney themed. The crowns have little mickey mouse ears on them XD
I chose blue swarovski crystals as i miss disneysea XD I hope to go again!

Wanna take part?
Here’s a recap of the list!
Yumeko’s Friday Photo Meme – What’s new edition
1. Something you bought recently
2. Something you got in the mail this week
3. Something you could not live without this week
4. Something you are trying out this week
5. Something you are wearing this week

Or try the other memes
Random Things Edition
Makeup Edition

Leave a comment with a link to your post if you do take part! I’ll pop over to read it and leave you a comment!
Thanks for playing!
Have a GREAT weekend!
XOXO Yumeko

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