Kobe Luminous Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kobe
... to carry the laptop on tours.
focus of this trip was for Tom to try to find the places he had been
stationed while he was in the Navy during the Vietnam war, and for
him to visit historical sites of WWII. This is not an easy task to
coordinate since many of the bases are closed to visits because of
security concerns and budget cuts. I had tried to get information on
Guam, both for the Navy and for the Air Force Base ...
... the tower was bustling, with loads of lovely smelling restaurants. We found the blowfish restaurant and lamp and picked a restaurant for dinner. We had a few bits of kushikaku (veg etc in panko on sticks), and matt had a pork okonomiyaki (noodles, egg, veg and pork pancake)
Well fed and very tired we headed back to the hotel, ready for check out tomorrow before heading to Hiroshima. Matt is currently sat telling tales of how he invented men's ...
... br> On our way to this ultra modern building we found long covered street with millions of small stalls and shops. It looked like this street is never-ending. On internet I found that Tenjinbashi-suji shopping street is said to be the longest straight and covered shopping arcade in Japan at approx. 2.6km in length. We visited Osaka Temmangu Shrine and then we headed straight to Umeda Sky building.
Once we finally found the way there (Umeda station is a maze) we ...
... lunch we wondered around the underground shopping complex for a bit and stumbled upon an amazing souvenir shop. It was full of all kinds of cute, pretty and silly objects, both useless and useful, ranging in price from a few dollars to a few thousands. Everything was of extremely high quality and it made the choice of souvenirs very hard!
After the conference there ...
... to make any sort of gut wrenching sorrowful public statement about where I am. Of course it's bloody awful, and people have died, have lost loved ones, are homeless and have lost everything, which is horribly sad, of course it is. **** happens to good people every day, and I know plenty of people who have life altering events and feel their world has collapsed around them. Hell, I'm one of them! The way I see it -What is at the core of a disaster anyway? Loss of possessions, loss of ...