Kobe Kur Haus
Travel Blogs from Kobe
October 10 to October 17, 2013
Nagasaki: All is well
segment can also be known as: Touring Guam with the Baptist Pastors,
out-running a Typhoon on the way to Kobe, waiting out a Typhoon in
Kobe, Sailing the Inside Sea of Japan, and a peaceful day in
Nagasaki. Note: Japan does not allow satellite internet transmission
within 12 miles of its shore, there have been some free connections
but we ...
... man's area when Osaka was re built after the war, so there are lots of bars and restaurants.
We headed to find the giant blowfish lamp and tsutenkaku tower. Unfortunately a wrong choice of underground exit meant we went the wrong way...doh! Still, we ended up in Denden town where inbetween the porn video shops are loads of electronic stores and one huge toy shop (more bought for that nephew of ours...!)
When we did find the right way the ...
... us they started to shout hello, just to show their English language skills. Our obvious answer was "konnichiwa". Kids started to clap their hands when they heard it. It was really nice.
Our next stop was Umeda Sky Building. It is very impressive building and one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. It consists of two 40-story towers that connect at their two uppermost stories, with bridges and an escalator crossing the wide atrium-like space in the ...
Today was the first official day of the conference and the amount of participants almost doubled. The talks were pretty interesting, the speakers were from all over the world (mostly from Canada and US, however).
I met up with Maran for lunch and we had some pasta and Japanese-style pizza. Maran is documenting the food we had, so I might be able to post it here later ...
... talked about how Hiroshima made me feel, it being a manmade disaster, at the moment I am totally unable to comment on what has happened elsewhere in japan, for the simple reason that I cannot understand what is being said or written on the tv, I just see the devastation everywhere on the tv (that I very very rarely get to see anyway, never mind a newspaper). You all most likely know far more than I do about what has happened, and given that I'm not a politician I don't feel it's ...