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... and we entered the lowest level. There were stairs up, but nobody chose the climb to the top.
Next we went to Osaka Castle. About 5 minutes and 20 photos from the bus, Dawn’s camera decided to shut down as the battery was low, so the official photography then was placed in Liz’s hands. We shall see how well she went when we download the photos. Osaka Castle was a very imposing fortified structure originally built by order of ...
... ride back.
We spent our last weekend at home catching up with friends and errands. We went to Namba to a Brazilian restaurant, Barbacoa. (http://www.barbacoa.jp/shinsaibashi/en /about/index.html) It was all you can eat of salad, dessert, and Brazilian BBQ. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of this part of the day as we were busy eating!
After that we walked down to the Dotonbori bridge, debating what to do on a rainy afternoon. We ended ...
... Individual tables also had a hotplate. The chefs stood one side of the bar and we sat the other and our meal was cooked in front of us.
Our chef was lovely. He took photos of us as well as cooking out steaks to perfection. Brian had the Kobi sirloin and I had the ordinary sirloin and we compared. The Kobi was definitely more marbled and had great flavour. My sirloin just melted in my mouth. We savoured every bite ...
The boat journey went through all the islands of Japan; it was fabulous seeing the sun go down over this great country with a few sneaky drinks!! Danielle was now getting excited because next was Shanghai, where she will finally get to see her awesome family after just over 16 months!! We are meting Conor, Gabrielle and Diana on the 21st of Dec!!! Should be fun!!!!
Saturday 11th December 2010
Somewhere in the Japan Sea, Japan & China ...
... getting to know each other over dinner and the students were able to help them with their English and they even taught us a bit of Japanese.
The next day I took a trip to Kyoto. A former imperial capital and home to some of Japan's finest temples, palaces, and gardens. I went back and forth about going to because Japan is very expensive but I finally decided to go so got up earlyI in order to figure out the transportation system and still make it back to the ship ...