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Caught a bus to Fukuoka - my rail pass is finished. Buses are about half the price of rail, although that does depend on whether you get a fast train ( Shinkensen), a super express, an express or a local train. I wanted to try the intercity buses and it was only a 2.5 hour ride anyway. Pretty good too.
Continually surprised by how hilly ( mountains!!!) Japan is, and how much is covered by forest. The trip from Nagasaki to Fukuoka ...
... water flowing over the edge of the pool, is meant to calm your mind and put you at peace before you enter. At night, though I didn't see it, there are 70,000 tiny fiber lights built into the surface of the pool that light it up to signify the 70,000 victims of the bomb. Lastly, there are two large walls of glass that jut up out of the pool, and they point to the bomb's epicenter, not far away.
I finished my walk around the beautiful pool and by the time I got back ...
... up at my bags. I look behind me and the man and his 10-year-old son are doing so as well. Odd. I get up and see a huge beetle the size of my thumb, clinging to my bag. He is charcoal grey with sharp white stripes, and has long branch-like legs. Of coarse there are no windows to throw it out of, and really will not hurt anyone – poor thing is just scared - so I ...
... in English and in Japanese.
After leaving the venue, we walked to the station and took the lift to the top floor of the mall, home to many Japanese restaurants which advertise their menus on notice boards, with photographs of the dishes they serve. Andy spotted his beloved yakitori chicken and I asked, in my best Japanese, a group of young people where we could find the restaurant in question. Again we were taken to the door by one of the youngsters; ...
... claim the jackets 'breathe' but obviously not fast or hard enough - must follow the Japanese example and buy umbrellas.
The limp to the pharmacy was slow and painful, but on arrival, the pharmacist was very helpful, speaking very good English, and I managed to get what I needed. Andy had found the location of a large toy store, via the internet, and we thought we'd visit that. However, walking was causing me so much pain we abandoned the ...
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