Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel
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... off to wander around the harbour area, with its sculptures, amazing hotels, its memorials to disasters and its display of unusual vehicles which we took to be subs from a distance but were a range of different water craft. Reclaimed land has formed islands, one of which has many medical facilities and top-class hospitals, and another has been created for the airport.
The next day Miki collected us and drove us through tunnels and round windy roads to an area of hotels ...
... to try to make peep holes through crowds with her face next time.
On the second playthrough, I was in a perfect position to film the entire presentation of both light displays. As I was more comfortable the second time, I was able to actually watch the Castle light display as well as filming it, which I couldn't do the first time since I was holding the camera in the air above my head.
Having watched the illuminations twice, and ...
Yesterday was a travellers' day. By which I mean, I let myself off a lack of movement because I am travelling and sometimes I just need to do some washing and sit still. So the fact that I didn't get up till 10.30, then did some intervals - 7x800m, managed to convince myself they were all under 3, maybe 2.50, actually only two were under 3, bah - and was back with my washing on after midday seemed okay. If a bit slow. But with my washing done and in the dryer, in walks Bruce. The day before ...
... two Austrian couples arrived at the bar. Our friend Ichi had told them to keep an eye out for 3 crazy Aussie blokes so it was quite funny. They were really nice people so we are going to try and hook up with them again.
A late night ramen fix was on the agenda so we cruised into Ippudo and had our usual meal. Too cold to walk home so we caught our first cab in Japan ever. $10 a small price to pay to make it back to the hotel nice and ...
... pants that they are wearing and... yeah, no.
At least I learned how to say ''f*** hiroshima'' in japanese!!!
AND I JUST LEARNED THAT I M GOING AGAIN ON TUESDAY!! yay!
**Les Tigers sont l'équipe de baseball d'Osaka**
Osaka est connue pour beaucoup de choses : leur accent bizarre et leur dialecte, Okonomiyaki (bouffe), Takoyaki (encore de la bouffe) et ses habitants, très bavards et un peu trop ''passionnés". Oui, il y a les Japonais ...