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Shimabara by night
February 12, 2009 - Shimabara, Japan
 Shimabara is a small coastal city just a couple of hours from Nagasaki.  Arriving at night, I set out to explore, first stopping at a supermarket and taking my dinner sitting curbside while receiving an odd glance from just about every shopper. Shimabara was a reminder that cities start to look the same...however...this one had a giant...
Placed by Billy in My Explorations

Nagasaki - A not so gentle reminder
February 12, 2009 - Nagasaki, Japan
 Kenichi met me at the hotel to see me off to Nagasaki,  insisting that I keep the wad of Yen he had given me the night before until I could exchange money when the banks opened in the morning- amazing! I spent the first half of the day simply taking in Nagasaki.  It was a beautiful city with a wharf area, and entertainment district,...
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China vs Japan!
September 16, 2008 - Ha Noi, Vietnam
Well here we are at Bangkok airport waiting for our flight to Hanoi so thought we'd review proceedings so far! It's interesting to look back on the last 3 weeks and think of how much we've crammed in as well as how different China and Japan are. China was just mayhem almost all of the time, so busy everywhere we went as you might imagine. We...
Placed by Richard & Cara in Cara & Richard's 2008 Adventure

Arrived at Kyoto
September 10, 2008
This morning we went to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park which was a short walk from our hotel. We spent some time in the Peace Memorial Museum which was fascinating but a bit eerie. It has lots of detail on the build up to the bomb being dropped, at 8:15am on August 6th 1945, as well as many "relics" from the site and information on how the...
Placed by Richard & Cara in Cara & Richard's 2008 Adventure

Konichiwa from Hiroshima!
September 9, 2008 - Hiroshima, Japan
Just a quick update to say we've moved on to Japan. We got our flight this morning from Hong Kong to Fukuoka without any problems and managed to get our rail passes ok once we arrived. It was all very easy and we jumped on a Bullet Train to Hiroshima which took a little over an hour. After catching the local tram we arrived at our hotel....
Placed by Richard & Cara in Cara & Richard's 2008 Adventure