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... time to head back to the trains, grab our packs and make our way to Hiroshima.
Hiroshima. I think it goes without saying that everyone reading this entry knows what happened in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 at 8:15am. That day the world knew the destructive power of nuclear weapons. The city was devastated, horrible nightmarish scenes of suffering and after effects that many had no idea would be so bad. With that being said, we knew the day in ...
... I think it may very well be the other way around.
In my brief time in Japan I have already learned much about living life with a stronger sense of harmony and peaceful coexistence with the environment and my fellow human beings. These big ideas are taught in how people communicate with each other verbally and non-verbally. In a densely populated country, they also ...
The ground temperatures rose as high as 7,232 degrees fahrenheit. Flesh was dripping from peoples bodies like rain from a tin roof. Instantly 70,000 Japanese citizens were vaporized. For nearly two square miles buildings collapsed and burned. The clocks that remained forever read 8:15 a.m. It was August 6, 1945. The United States had just dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
A few weeks ago Shane and I stood on the battleship in Pearl Harbor, ...
... quiet cafe on top where we treated ourselves to a Kiren beer overlooking the picturesque scene. On the way down through Momijidani we came across lots of very cute and tame deer who posed with Jen for photos! Finally we strolled through the little shopping street, past the largest rice spoon in the world (about 10 meters long - random!) and to the little ferry port. There was perfect later afternoon light hitting the island as we set off for the mainland, with a warm ...
... we were in in Hiroshima was flattened by the a-bomb which detonated at a height of 600m above ground and killed approximately 150 thousand people. Later that night we ventured into town and ate onokomiyame cooked in front of us. The food is a local speciality that did not disappoint. It is kind of like a savoury pancake with a filling. Then it was off to bed to get ready got the next day. ...
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