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... for dinner at the hostel, we discovered that the Taco dinner was an all-you-can-eat/drink (alcohol) affair which was followed by a walk to a local club where we danced for another couple of hours. The staff here was super friendly and the free food + drink was a real bonus.
The following day we set off for the island of Miyajima where we spent the equivalent of a week's worth of hostel stays to experience a ...
... work using these cranes making pictures talking about peace (pictures
below). There was also another bell that
people would ring out of respect. They
would walk up and ring the bell and put their hands together and bow in front
of the bell out of respect for those who lost their lives, and to pray that
something like this never happens again so that there would only be peace
throughout the world. After the park we
went to ...
... my way to Hiroshima! If I could travel by Shinkansen everywhere, I definitely would. Lots of leg room and a very smooth ride. Sooo comfy. And fast! The ride was only an hour and a half and I was in Hiroshima and checked into my hotel by 4pm. I only stayed in my room long enough to drop off my bags and then I left again to walk over to the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. I've been dreading this for weeks. The Peace Memorial Park is the site of the first atomic ...
... and I was lazy, so I just guessed all ladyboys. Bingo! Free drink. I then (combined with an opportunistic Kiwi) kicked ass on the remaining rounds and came in second place. Represent. In the end, it was back to MAC to make the locals listen to Cake and Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend, if only because they had no Drive-By Truckers or Marillion.
With that, I took my last bullet train to ...
... Japanese people which will hopefully help to them get out of their current nightmare; within three days of the A-bomb being dropped on Hiroshima they had the tram system back in operation. Looking at Hiroshima today there are not many visible reminders of the destruction caused by the A-bomb. It is a positively vibrant city, and has quite a modern, cosmopolitan feel to it compared to other cities that we visited in Japan.
Amongst other things ...
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