The Westin Osaka
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We skipped Hiroshima from our original itinerary as it ws too hot and we were looking for a hotel with a swimming pool. NOTE: Japanese hotels charge for use of the swimming pool. The Westin hotel was located right next to the Umeda Sky building. Umeda Sky Building (4) Skyscraper with observation deck. The first level below ground is a restaurant …
... he had nothing to worry about, that the Principal would probably only ask him a few simple questions about what he is doing at uni, why he wants to teach at Tawa, etc. Boy, was I wrong. For a start, the interview was conducted in English, and this poor guy had to suffer through an hour of questioning, from three different teachers (technically me too, but I didn't want to ask him much, I could tell he was under so much pressure). And to think my opportunity to ...
... to - too much to look at! The city is so bright and all the trees on the Main Street were lit up. We got to the Kondo family's house about 9pm. It is in front of a nice park and close the supermarket and train station as well as Sumiyoshi Shrine. When I went into the house, I was introduced to Eddie, another ex-Tawa student who has been here for a year teaching at Hannan.
It was a long trip but I finally made it and I'm excited for the experience ahead.
... to offer to my hosts.
We talk football, music, cars, Japan's fascination with unnecessarily excessive paperwork for a
seemingly simple process and the English language until about midnight and then wish a good night.
I write some more for the journal, organise my thoughts (well, there are about three!), make some notes for the blog, respond to emails and then hit the bed at about 2am preparing myself for a relatively somber or even slightly depressing day ahead.
Not a very good night sleep. Went to bed late and then woke up at around 4am feeling very ill and vomiting. Food poisoning perhaps from dinner (chicken). Did not check out until 1pm and flight not until 11:40pm so I spent the day on the lounge in the hotel lobby just using the Internet and doing very little. Still not feeling well. Left for the airport around 6:00pm and arrived at the airport at around 7:30pm. Spent some time looking around for something small ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility