Smile

I chatted to this chap while riding the spectacular Tadami Line in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan in January. He has travelled all over the world and, now retired, loves to travel on the Japanese rail network on his pensioner’s card. He told me that he is 84 but climbed Mt Kilimanjaro when he was 75: “Three days up, two days down. Climbing Mt Fuji is a lot easier.”

While we were talking he smiled a lot with his spectacular gold-filled teeth, but when he posed for me to take his picture, he struck a more serious look.

Traveller on the Tadami Line

12 thoughts on “Smile

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  2. This guy sounds like he lived a very active and determined life. Wow, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro at 75 is quite a feat. Hats off to him indeed. It is a lovely portrait that you took of him 😊

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