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... a tragic event occurred at Hiroshima. Although there are people alive today still suffering from the effects of the radiation. Let's hope never again will nuclear weapons be used. After the sombre morning, I went to catch a street car (tram) to take me to Miyajima. I think most people who come to Hiroshima actually intends to go to Miyajima but take Hiroshima as a 2 for 1 deal! Miyajima is most famous for its 'floating' tori gate and that is what I wanted to see. So ...
... feeling of air rushing through my lungs after a tough 20x400m session. Talking that evening I heard of one more deal for foreigners, the Star alliance Japan air pass, which allows you to take any domestic flight with ANA for ¥10000. There's another scheme for ¥13000, so careful what you search for. The perfect way to see Okinawa and the small islands, as the 'cheap' airlines fly to the main island and then you have to change, whereas ANA go to the smaller ones ...
... evening we had a set dinner in a little restaurant and met a young German man who had just finished hiking a 1200km pilgrimage traveling to 88 different Temples. It is apparently a well known pilgrimage that sounds extremely challenging! Something else for us to add to our bucket list!
Our time in Hiroshima went too quickly. We met wonderful people at the hostel and beyond and it's a beautiful city abound with flowers and ...
... on the beach into the shallow water to get some closer shots of the torri before catching a ferry back to the mainland.
By night time we had ambitious plans for dinner. We were hoping to rest for an hour or so before heading out for some Japanese pancakes. We wanted ones similar to what we ate with Aki that first night, but Hiroshima had their own version. However, we never made it to dinner and fell asleep all tuckered out from our big ...
... but the pain of it all becomes very real when you see the images of people covered in burns and the aftermath of thousands of people who suffered radiation poisoning. I am glad I live in an era of peace.
Next we visited a castle which was very beautiful (even if it wasn't the original, damn bomb). I am really loving the Japanese architecture, they very elegantly set stylish structures made from natural materials into ...
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