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Travel Blogs from Osaka
... the Kaiyukan, Osaka's aquarium, during the day, then go out on the evening for a meal of Udon-ski, Andy's favourite, at a nearby restaurant. I'm also acutely aware I haven't done any shopping for the grandchildren yet, although we do have a clear day in Ueno before we fly home on Friday.
Sorry this has been so boring (me, me, me, me, me!) and I hope to have something ...
... to use a PowerPoint presentation and we translated the English passage about "Colours" into Japanese (Well, more like they translated it, and I assumed their translation was correct). Turns out I know a bit more Japanese than I thought, once I started the class, it seemed to come naturally and I no longer felt nervous.
After those classes it was lunch time, but instead of getting a break like everyone else, I had ...
... wedges....(all I can say is: as far as airport food goes Cairns Int'l Airport has a lot of answering to do! Ive had better food & service in the third world!) having killed enough time we headed to our boarding gate.....hmmm now I'm not professional at the international travel, but i would describe myself as a seasoned amateur, & i think something is missing here.......Oh that would be it: A BOARDING GATE!!!!! we were boarding from a dark cement hall ...
... which we were really
excited about to see whale sharks! And...we did see them...two in
fact... and whilst they were big they were not as big as we had
expected – growing to their environment perhaps. The massive tank
they were in were also filled with many other sharks and large fish
too and the layout of the aquarium was very well down, spiralling
down around this main tank seeing new creatures each time, with other
specialist tanks to the sides ...
... each site, walking distance, total number of stairs, whether restrooms and shopping are available, if it's air conditioned, and what type of currency and credit cards are accepted. For this tour, I saw that it has 215 steps and a walking distance of 2100 yards. That sure seemed like a lot, but the walking was through a beautiful garden that distracted me the whole way, and the steps were broken into ...