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... were as surprised as I was.
Half an hour later we arrived at the correct Khaosan and checked in. This hostel immediately appeared to be the older and more run down Khaosan. Bathroom sinks could be seen from the reception area; the only male shower room of the building contained 3 showers rooms in one - meaning everyone had to get changed in the single room, with only a waist height curtain to separate the areas (most of which were slightly broken). Our ...
... and ordered ourselves a couple drinks which Andy was very happy about as they served VB. We ordered a ham and cheese toastie and a pork stew which were both very nice. As the stew was brought over Kayley got all excited and said "mmmm smells like home" so must have been authentic!
We didn't hang around as much as we might of as it was so packed so at around 11ish we headed back to the hotel to pack up and get some sleep. It had been a very draining day both emotionally and ...
... we walked and found the Hiroshima castle. The Hiroshima castle reminded me a lot of there Osaka castle. It was originally built around the same time, but was leveled by the bomb and rebuilt soon after. It was gorgeous and enough different from the Osaka castle to be unique and beautiful. We strolled the castle grounds a little, then made our way back to the streetcar and the Hiroshima train ...
... dumped our bags and checked out the view from our room (the view from our last room was a brick wall so anything would have been an improvement). This view was great - we could see right along the river, and the Peace dome a little while away. We dumped our bags, had quick showers and headed out for some dinner. All the streets are in a grid structure in Japan, so we just wandered up and down the centre looking for somewhere nice. We didn't get too good a feeling ...
... them of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred here. The next section of the museum was all stories of people who experienced that day. There was a lot of graphic pictures and depressing stories of parents who lost their children. Any child who was above 12 was taken out of school to work during the war, mostly on building fire breaks to help lessen the damage of tradition air raids or carpet bombing....many of these children were in the area that was most devastated by ...
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