Hotel Alpha-1 Iwakuni
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... we walked back to our hotel room. Ryan had attempted to take cash out with his debit card that day and kept getting the message that his card was not valid. Back in the hotel we tried in vain to tell the operator and the front desk staff we would like to make a collect call back to RBC in Canada. We gave up when the front desk gentleman told Ryan "I'm sorry sir this is not a bank". A little frustrated we watched a little more CNN before turning in for the ...
... just to follow the crowd. We walked around the station looking for an exit before we all came to a stop and confessing that no-one actually knew where we were going. I pulled out a map to guide us to our accommodation at Khaosan Fukuoka and passed it David, asking him to lead the way - my brain was no longer working. Pulling out a map out of my bag was used all my remaining mental energy. I trailed behind Alistair and David as they marched ahead using only the map ...
... up along the river, and we got to eat all kinds of deliciousness. Even Cherry Blossom flavored ice cream.
It was the first day we really felt like we were in Japan. We had a ...
... to children. There were displays of folded peace cranes. A legend holds that if you fold 1,000 origami cranes, you will experience a long, peaceful life.
We walked past another exhibit featuring an eternal flame, some water and a sculpture. If you look straight through the bridge-shaped sculpture down the water way to the flame, in the distance you can see the Peace Dome, the surviving building.
... br> With Miyajima done, the rest of the day was fairly uneventful. After catching the ferry back to the mainland we caught a train back to Hiroshima station. Attempting to find some dinner at a nearby 11 story upmarket Fukuya shopping mall failed miserably, since 8 or 9 of the 11 stories contained clothes from all of the expensive sounding labels, and had shop assistants working there who must have been trained to stare at ...
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