Comfort Inn Hiroshima Heiwa-Odori
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... very dramatic experience.
The first atomic bomb to be used in war was dropped here by the U.S. Air Force from the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber. Within 43 seconds from being dropped, the bomb detonated over the city.
At the epicenter of the blast, the intense heat from the fireball ignited fires throughout the city. The super-high pressure at the epicenter generated a shockwave followed by a powerful blast of wind that instantly crushed buildings nearly ...
... Arrived in Hiroshima to drizzly rain and got on the streetcar to get to the hotel, which was also coincidently located near a shopping mall that seemed to go on for miles. We were a little bit naughty and indulged in Japanese McDonalds (which surprisingly tasted no different) before retiring to our hotel. Our dinner adventure for the night consisted of the ...
... really looking forward to that. Fancy riding a bullet train eh. Packing up the hotel room was a bit like making up a bed in a closet, tight and compact indeed, but we got there and then said our goodbyes to the good folk at the Chisun Hotel, albeit we locked ourselves out of the room after breakfast and had to get help getting back in. We had a really great stay at the Chisun and they are a great mob, and whilst its not really a tourist hotel, that suits us just fine, we ...
... but lots of fun using our hands and feet. At one point we actually thought that we were supposed to bathe at the open sink and the owner gave us additional towels until finally both sides understood what the other was trying to explain. Anyhow, of course there was a proper bathroom which we fully enjoyed after another hot and sunny day. But the whole thing just made us giggle and appreciate again the welcoming, fun and always very helpful way of the Japanese.
... that at the hypocentre was 1 million degrees centigrade and literally melted non-military citizens was justifiable in any circumstance. I won't share the gruesome images of the first atomic attack in our history but there is some good news. The city of Hiroshima is now totally focussed on, as Sandra Bullock said, "World Peace". The Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the second World War got together and formed the Mayors of Peace. Every time there are ...