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... one of the few places where foreigners were permitted to live and trade. As a result the city feels less Japanese than other parts of the country, but the contrast between the local culture and the rows of trim 19th century European houses is an interesting one. Just like Yokahoma, Kobe's international history has landed it with a pretty neat Chinatown. Nanking (南京), as it is locally known, presumably named after the old capital of ...
... slim. I couldn’t exactly talk my way home either because I only know three words in Japanese 'Konnichiwa, Ryu Sazuki’ this translates to ‘hello, Dragon Common-Japanese-Family-Name’; which must make me sound pretty mental when asking for directions. I hope Asia hasn’t brainwashed me into believing ‘hello, Danny Parker’ is a successful way of asking a stranger for bus times in England. So in conclusion, I didn’t find anyone and needed ...
... experiences almost getting run over by cars on a daily basis, but that is nothing. Here they just drive as it pleases them on top of driving on the "wrong" side of the road. Bikers ride on the side walk, but they go in both directions on both sides of the street. There are special bike ways drawn on the boardwalk sometimes but they are completely ignored, so riding a bike here is like a slalom.
From my apartment we also went to the grocery store, the train station and ...
... eat, the headache began winning. Due to a lack of coffee shops in the station (which is very strange) on the way back to the hotel I volunteered to get Veronica a coffee from a "Coffee and Restaurant" shop on the street outside of the station which looked quite nice. I sincerely regret volunteering.
My Japanese language skills blur the line between very poor and non-existent. Still, ever the loving husband I entered the shop ...
... express train; the Nomizumi (not sure if that's spelt right)) these are a brilliant saver if you are going to use the trains as much as us, although they are only available for tourists and you have to buy them outside of Japan, so a bit of planning is needed).
Then we jumped on our first shinkansen to Shin-Okasa Station interchange. Here a quick confusing train change later and we were on our way to our final stop for the day ...