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... There are definitely downsides to it, many of which include how to raise your children with it, but I would rather have it than not.
So far on this journey, Kale has been content to explore and interact with our surroundings, be it on the plane, train, or hotel, and we have not had to resort to any kind of screen to keep him occupied. I am proud of him for being able to entertain himself the old fashioned way, and I am proud of my family for raising him that way.
... of survivors and melted objects from everyday life. On our way back to the tram we found a cool cafe called Elk, which describes itself as an art cafe. It was a chilled atmosphere with good music and nice food so we relaxed for a while and talked about what we had just seen. We continued on meandering down a covered shopping street, not really buying anything but marvelling at the different things for sale. As the evening drew to a close we headed back home aiming to catch the 8:30 ...
Hiroshima is where the first nuclear bomb hit in 1945 having being launched by the US. At the end of that year, approx 140,000 people had been killed. The exhibits were not one-sided as Japan accepted partially responsibility due to their own war mongering in historic times. The place was unbelievably sad. We spent 4 hours walking around the peace park, visiting the museum and visiting the victims center. It was harrowing because you could see the damage done to bodies, ...
... city to our hotel, on a tram of all things, to the Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima, a top spot indeed just up the road from Peace Park. The hotel is located about 400m from the very spot where the first atom bomb aimed at humans exploded in 45, a significant spot on the planet for some very sad and complex reasons. Fancy letting one of those ****ers off, let alone two. We dropped our bags at the hotel and headed out for a look about, and had a lovely feed at a curry house, ...
... earlier that day.
In Hiroshima we walked 10 minutes from the station to our hostel called K's House. As it turned out they were celebrating their 4th anniversary and we were invited to a free dinner in celebration of that fact. With a couple of hours daylight left we rented some bikes and cycled to the Hiroshima Memorial Park and Museum. The exhibit was fascinating and quite sobering at the same time.
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