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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.
... Pearl Harbour and the American decision to bomb Japan over Germany (supposedly to hamper Soviet power).
Hiroshima was identified as an obvious target for the bomb due to its military history and when Japan refused to sign a peace treaty (they wanted to keep their Emperor and did not know about the existence of a nuclear bomb), their fate was sealed.
Little Boy (the name of the bomb) was dropped at 8.45am on 6th August 1945 and exploded ...
This morning we woke up and headed out to find somewhere for breakfast before getting the tram down to the Hiroshima Peace Park. Unfortunately the weather wasn't that good today. It was raining and very cloudy but we braved it and ended up having quite a moving, insightful and a little depressing day. We first started off by looking at the water fountain monument and the eternal flame that burns to remember the people that died. We then ventured round the park looking at some of ...
... a temple, wohoo we are there we think. Only to realise that there is another sign saying up for 300 metres and all you can see are stairs :). We rest for a little while admiring the temple, thinking, how on earth did they build such a beautiful building up on a mountain hundreds of years ago! Then off we went again. This next bit was tough but every time you went round a corner the view was spectacular. We ...
... 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.
Other places to stay in Iwakuni
2-5-21 Marifumachi, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $68
1-1-7 Iwakuni, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $167
3-1-12 Marifumachi, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $56
2-9-30 Marifumachi, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $43
4-8-2 Marifumachi, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $72
2-3-8 Marifu-Cho, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $39
1-6-16 Marifumachi, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $37