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Travel Blogs from Shimabara
... green, the foliage is dense, and settlement doesn’t go too far back into it, it seems. Houses and buildings in general seem to be all very earthy colours, and so there is little colour around, tidy ,clean and organised as you expect. Pleased to hear the journey to Arita would be through and to , agriculture area’s, we passed through many tunnels, on our way, through dense woodland, ravines so thickly forested, conifers, so perfect and straight. ...
We decided to take today as a recovery day so we slept in a little and went for a leisurely breakfast before heading out from our hotel. We were able to walk to all of our destinations today. Our first stop was the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum. This museum introduces the daily life and culture of Fukuoka City during the Meiji and Taisho periods. Craft products and souvenirs such as Hakata Ori (folk woven textile) and Hakata dolls are ...
We had a very nice buffet breakfast at our hotel this morning. At 9 am Kumiko Asami arrived in front of the hotel in her little green Suzuki to pick us up and take us to the train station where we met Haruyo Handa and Kazuko Yamaguchi. Haruyo had arranged for us to spend a day going to nearby Yanagawa City and Dazaifu. We all purchased our tickets which included the return trip train ride, bus, and lunch. The train to Yanagawa took about 45 minutes. ...
After frantic attempts to get tickets for a tour of Gunkanjima (Battleship island - as seen in Skyfall!), an abandoned settlement following the collapse of the coal industry, we decided to spend a second day exploring Nagasaki. Unfortunately it TIPPED it down with rain so some of our sightseeing was a bit hampered. WE DID: - walked to see Megane-bashi ('spectacles bridge' - due to its ...
... about it. - Walked through the Shianbashi area. - Drank at a recently opened bar (2nd day) and chatted to three TEFL teacher who are based here: swapped some funny stories of our experiences so far. WE LOVED: - checking into the most luxurious hotel so far! - (loved?) Comparing Nagasaki's experience of the Atomic bomb with what we had seen in Hiroshima. 'Fat man' was twice as powerful as 'little boy' and Nagasaki was not the original target ...
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