Ishinomaki Grand Hotel
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... Masamune, the feudal lord of Sendai, was seeing the sights of Matsushima Bay, he was deeply impressed with a well-shaped island. So he said to his followers, "If someone could move that island into my castle, I would give him lots of money." It has been called "Senkan Island" ever since.
Overall, it was a very nice trip and best of all, I had lots of time to walk, and walk, walk ...
After the fish market morning it was time to head off on my first Shinkansen trip-a two hour ride up north to Sendai-the starting point for my venture to Matushima Bay-one of the three scenic spot of Japan.
I caught the local train to Shiogama to visit ...
Today was our second and last day in Xi An. It was a very relaxed day, we woke up at 7:30 and left for the terra-cotta warriors, not before seeing the factory where they were made. Again kids left with expensive ceramics, I don't know where they keep getting the money from. We visited the three sections, I felt like a bit of an expert knowing all the stories about the warriors and their history. It surprised me ...
... and I, we were not allowed in most of the places because of our ages. My dad met us up at the jacuzzi at about 9:30am, we decided to go to the sauna before returning back to our suites, having a shower in the beautiful marble shower before heading to the lobby for some breakfast. It was fun going into the steaming sauna, but I was not allowed in with my brother and dad as there were seperate sauna's for men and women.
... was full of activity and impeccable, modern buildings.
There's not a lot to do in the city, compared to some of the more popular tourists haunts like Tokyo and Kyoto. It has a slightly slower pace though, and a less artificial feel to it (particularly compared to Tokyo). I enjoyed taking it easy, getting a better insight into Japanese customs, and moving away from the tourist trail.
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