Comfort Hotel Nagasaki
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... br> Monday night I was back again in Hiroshima, same hostel, nice welcome back!
The road back this time not along the coast but inland, lead me to cross several high hills, before reaching Hiroshima.
Next day it was time to bring the bike to a repair shop, the chains live span,after now nearly 12 thousands kilometre, had done its duty.
Finally my stay in this city reached four days, first the bike was not ...
... peace statue. The bomb killed 70,000 of Nagasaki's 250,000 population at the time and injured about another 70,000 so it's impact on the city was huge. Like Hiroshima the city suitably remembers those killed or injured in the event in order to promote peace and an abandonment of nuclear warfare. After visiting the peace park I headed back to the centre of Nagasaki, and moved towards the cities other interesting historical hub. ...
... Facing the statue is a large reflecting pool with the fountain resembling the wings of a dove further symbolizing the desire for peace. Many school children were singing praying and taking class photos in front of the statute.
The highlight of this park for us was an encounter with a survivor. This man was 14 when the bomb dropped and he keeps vigil daily by one of the statues. He brings flowers and says prayers for ...
... to ships staff and “came home”. Meanwhile Barbara went back to the terminal shops to “surrender” her remaining yen.
During our sail away, those passengers lining the promenade deck rail were treated to a rousing performance presented by a local high school band – sadly we missed this as dinner was being served at the same time.
Farewell Japan, thanks for the wonderful memories.
Next: Three days in South ...
... Another oddity of Japan is the huge number of outdoor vending machines…there is one for every 25 citizens, so they blanket the cities (it also tells you that crime must be low in Japan since they are not vandalized and look bright and shiny!).
Nagasaki also gave us a nice farewell—an excellent school ...