Nagasaki Orion Hotel
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... four days. We stayed in another Airbnb accommodation. This time it was a traditional Japanese guesthouse. The main house is owned by a famous Japanese artist who is currently living in Australia. He rents out the guest house out back. Miyuri is the women who is managing the property. We discovered that she spent many years in Canada and used to lead tour groups in BC and Alberta – it really is a small world. Her English is very good. Miyuri, volunteered to become ...
... in Japan. When the water level is up it is said to look like eyeglasses, hence the name.
After that we hit a few other tourist spots. We had lunch in a shopping area called Hammanmachi and took a quick look at the Japanese version of the $1 store. We made a brief stop at the Glover Garden, which is an open air museum and garden that originally belonged to westerners. We basically peeked in as it didn’t seem worth the over $18 it was going to cost ...
... devastated the city and brought the end of World War II.
I heard my grandfather visited Nagasaki to help with the rebuilding as he was in the NZ navy during the war. He never really spoke much about it specifically, except to say it was flattened. Walking around the area the bomb hit and reading about its impact was something I felt to be important, but no amount of reading about it, or hearing stories will ever prepare you for seeing it ...
... affected. One last thing, Russia has the most nuclear weapons followed by the U.S. Anyhow, Linus and I have been learning a lot. Oh and did I say Nagasaki is a beautiful city? It is so green and lush. It sort of reminds us of Costa Rica. Despite what's it's been through it has been able to rebuild and thrive. I think this is what I admire about Japan and its people. They move forward. For the first time in my travels I don't have a ...
... to be taken to see with all our Aussie counterparts,
our recent contribution, it is quite stunning ,to commemorate the 60th
anniversary, a stainless creation, like a cloak with lovely wording in English
and Maori, and we made the appropriate sounds of horror ,that the Aussies
didn’t and hadn’t contributed a thing…!! They wont it seems, ever forgive....
It was such a wonderful day ,all I hoped for and ...