Kobe Union Hotel
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Tonight was the BIG night. Mo, her sister, and her mom all in the same room for the first time in more than twenty years. Anything could happen and Marina, Dominic and I all had our signals down in case we had to "pull a Bert" and come up with an excuse to dig out back to the house. But first.....woke up in Kobe to a breakfast of homemade waffles by Dennis and Yuriko. Watched some World Cup and then Stanley Cup finals - way to go Kings!!! before splitting into ...
... and off to the Golden Pavilion.
On our way we got lost again trying to take a short cut but found some nice shrines and gardens to go with them. Lots of school kids though so out of there pretty quickly. The pavilion is quite something to look at, although it is just gold leaf and not solid gold, but the gardens are not as big as we originally thought.
After the big trek we thought we should catch the bus back as time ...
... a soft toy poo. We wasted a few hundred yen without much luck and then to make things worse the torrential rain had set in. The street that had been buzzing before was now abandoned, it’s residents huddling under the dripping awnings.
With no sign of it stopping, we edged our way along under the doorsteps to the nearest octopus ball shop and stopped there for a snack. After that, the rain had eased enough for us to explore under the covered streets. After a few ...
... ALONE, was there. she spoke english - she showed me how they bath. avraham - they sit naked on a low plastic chair, rubbing their body. could you do it?
i bought food and a japanese girl ask to sat with me and talk
i went to nara with j.r.train - good weather.there are ment temples on the hill, excellent walk all day, also lot of deers.
i went also to see the town - it is not the concrete (beton) houses,but not so nice
... and relax after a crazy busy day. I'm really not sure how I did so much in one day I was like a child at Christmas. There is just so much to see here and i've barely scratched the surface. Still I did what I could and the public bath, despite having to get naked with the locals, was a great way to unwind. I got to experience an electric bath as well as a herbal and a jet bath and the cold plunge pool. After that I slept.
The following morning I had to check out. I tried to catch ...