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... It is close to the port from were I will take tonight the ferry to Okinawa.
This will be a 25 hour trip, after which I will soon after meet my wife Elisabeth again, who will fly in from Australia!
Well, next time you may hear from both of us from the lovely Island Okinawa, a place I lived with my family for four years, a place with many nice memories, nice to be there again and see what changed in the last fifteen ...
... for a place to stay the previous night I got a reply from someone in Kagoshima who couldn’t put me up this night, but would be happy to put me up tomorrow. As I had to crash here anyway, I asked her if her offer still stood for tomorrow, to which she replied yes!
Having sorted out my sleeping arrangement for the next few days eased my mind some, allowing me to doze off without any trouble, although I’m guessing having a bit too much alcohol in my system didn’t hurt that ...
Just Japan now, off the beaten track, the best way to see it, with a guided and a small group of 11. Starting with Kyoto, an ancient capital off to beautiful towns offering lovely warm baths, even a fish spa! And the water just flows constantly through.
The fish nibble away at your feet, it's a lot of fun. Some peoples legs are black with baby coi, other people ...
... took 2 hours to get to Tsuwano. Poor Takako had to mind our luggage at Shin-Yamaguchi until 5.30pm. She did say that she had a lot of computer work to get through but 8 hours sitting by yourself at the train station is an awfully long time.
The cabin was old fashioned but we had the fanciest one in the train. We had a table for four with seats on either side of the table. A little squishy but not bad. The last carriage was almost ...
... to explore the north part of Kyushu (the south island of Japan). These days it is connected to the main island by Shinkansen and tunnel but in the past it was by conventional train and ferry. So there is a very good train museum commemorating this period. I am not whether to pleased or not but we saw a steam engine in immaculate condition the same age as me. I am not in a museum yet.
On the way back we had ...
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