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... very tame deer we milling about ready to swipe anything that looked edible off you. When I opened my paper map a nearby deer started following me looking hungrily at the scrumptious paper I was holding. Careful to keep anything that looked tasty out of sight we walked along the shore towards the O-Torii Gate. Manicured trees and stone monuments lined our path to the 16.6 meter gate. Since the tide was it iin appeared to be floating out in the calm ...
A little north of Ground Zero is a small park with a bell, cast from the debris of the city, incinerated four years earlier, that has only been tolled once, during a peace ceremony on the fourth anniversary of the bombing. School kids, probably about grade 3 or 4, seem to love chatting with westerners. I had two groups walk up to me today, giggling and introducing themselves in polite English. It's very cute to be a part ...
It's been occurring to me the last few days that I'm quite dependent on my smartphone. So many times in the last 3 days have I arrived somewhere and realized that it just didn't occur to me to come up with an alternate plan or exit strategy because I'm so used to whipping out my phone to save the day. So when we got off the train in small town, Japan and I couldn't figure out how to text our friends to let them know we were there (on what Cliff has dubbed "the burner ...
Heero-SHEE-mah or Heer-OH-shmah?
Our guide said the first question she usually gets from tourists is about how to pronounce the city's name. It really doesn’t matter, she said. Given the way Hiroshima is pronounced in Japanese, both are correct.
With that issue out of the way, we could begin our excursion with a visit to Shukkeien Garden, which dates back to 1620. It was originally designed as part ...
... up the mountain. At sea level it was very cold, with an icy wind blowing off the water, but with no rain or snow. A little way up the mountain it was raining, but not as cold as sea level since there was no wind present. At the top cable car station it was lightly snowing, but again, not as cold as sea level. Halfway between the cablecar station it was snowing more heavily, with poor visibility, and at the summit there was no ...
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