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I have not written a new entry, since I left this nice people, which is a while ago.
That does not mean my journey is over yet, presently I am crisis crossing Japan, it's only my blog writing which just took a bit of a " ...
... mainly British) population of Nagasaki which developed as trade from the west was reintroduced in the late 19th century. There were absolutely brilliant views over Nagasaki which looks fantastic with buildings spread up both hillsides either side of the Nakashima river. Thomas Glover who the park is names after, was a particularly interesting character as it turns out he introduced the first steam train in Japan, the first ...
... wreaths from all around the world at the site in the name of peace. Sudoko's story has become much more than just a young sick girl but a story for generations to learn the atrocities that one culture can afflict on one another. The following day we headed to Hashima Island commonly called Gunkanjima meaning Battleship Island. People may recognise the island for featuring in the recent James Bond Movie, Skyfall. The island was populated ...
... because a hydrogen bomb (nicknamed "Fatman") was dropped on this city at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945, killing some 74,000 and injuring another 75,000. The total population of the city at that time was 240,000.
We were very fortunate to have a survivor of the bomb as our guide. What a wonderful gentleman—a very ...
... museum, we caught a taxi back to the main shops and spent several hours wandering around the narrow and, thankfully more shaded streets. Still, as I tried to explain earlier, the heat was intense! Japan, we discovered, has not sold out to tourism at all. This is both a blessing and a bit of a pain in the backside! There were no souvenir shops to buy our now customary flags from, no chance of a thimble I am afraid Barbara!