Hotel Alpha-1 Iwakuni
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... 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 ...
... lush - the island is made up of some flat land where it is just big enough to host a small population - one or two schools, some shops, fire dept etc. and some mountains covered in virgin forest i.e it has never been touched by us destructive humans! On entry to the island was another one of those orange archways which apparently are just gateways (torii gate not orange archway!!). In former years, no one was allowed onto this island, I'd imagine to preserve it, but ...
... were delighted to learn that exploring their country has been a wonderful experience for us. This woman had traveled to the US awhile ago and loved it, but said she was always relieved to return home where things were more "predictable and safe". We can attest to that!
We arrived at Hiroshima station around 12 noon, and easily found a taxi to take us to our hotel. Instead of staying at a ryokan, in Hiroshima we opted for 2 nights at a more ...
... with their skin melted to hanging shreds, all that remained of some disintigrated victims were dark shadows on steps (in one instance a dark ashen footprint was the only remains of the young girl wearing a japanese sandal), numerous stories of parents trying to locate lost children and instead having to make do with random unidentifiable pieces of bone which they took home to treat as remains for the funeral, watches frozen in time at 08:45...
... my two-year contract as the Coordinator of International Relations in September 2011. Since my arrival to I have fallen in love with Japan.
Everything from it’s traditional temples and foods to it’s wacky new age
fashion and nightlife, this country was something that I had to share with my
parents, whether they would like it or not.
Growing up on the farm for 18 years of my life really allowed me ...
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