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Travel Blogs from Kurume
... took a sip of the water from my backpack, then let them have it. The high-pitch whistle messes with their hearing, and without them hearing where I was going, I was safe. But when I blew the whistle, nothing happened, it didn't work. Why, you ask?
Because I'm tired of telling this stupid story. I went to the top, there was nothing to see, so I walked around. There was a group of old ladies who had taken a bus to the top instead of the lift. They were standing inside ...
Softly lit river tour boats glide across the placid canals passing banks lined with tiny bamboo food stalls each releasing a cloud of steam carrying the aroma of freshly cooked seafood. Young musicians line the canal banks next to a few costumed mime actors.
This is a lay-over stop at this lovely seaside resort city and I was not disappointed when I was forced ...
... to find an Andersen's (as per Ueno) cafe, where we broke our fast with a bacon and (runny) egg, toasted sandwich and as much coffee as you can drink included. Stomachs full, we ventured up a main street towards the harbour and soon came across the Tochoji Temple, housing the, now, second largest wooden seated Buddha in Japan.
A lovely lady guide showed us around the temple and through 'the hill', a passage under the dais on which sits the statue. In ...
Struggled to get to sleep last night and didn't wake until just before nine. Roused Andy, who'd also not had a good night, washed and shaved and, as the foot didn't feel too bad, decided to go in search of a pharmacy to get some ibuprofen. Well, the foot didn't feel too bad - until I tried to put my shoe on, when it changed to pure agony.
The reception staff don't speak much English but I've brought my 'Japanese for Busy People', courtesy of my ...
... train seats, or any seats for that matter, in Japan are not designed for people of his height, being closer to the floor than seats in the West, so we decided to have a proper break, have lunch, stretch our legs and then catch the train we had originally booked, an hour later. We were sitting in an area away from the platforms and were joined by a mum, her little boy of about three or four and who I took to be his older sister. The little one had been bought a train which consisted ...
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