Kobe Portopia Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kobe
... a deep and terrible, terrible cough. He had been on our Saturday excursion with that cough. We were able to avoid him then, but now we were all cellmates. The lady next to me started gobbling vitamin C. We all hoped he wasn’t contagious.....and that he didn’t vomit or die or something. What’s the incubation period for Whooping Cough? The meal, the ubiquitous chicken and rice, was two steps ahead of the same dish we had twice on the way to the trip.
... talented as the other girls but we tried our best.
I know that if i had the occasion i'd certainly take more lessons but it's already my last week in Japan :(
B - Aujourd'hui il a fallu que je sois Zen et que je rentre en communication avec moi intérieur... Je peux vous dire que ça n'a pas été une mince affaire après la soirée passée au Dome d'Osaka à soutenir les Tigers (qui ont de nouveau perdu!) et à apprendre comment insulter ...
... of people. A 15 minute
bus ride took us to the ancient Todaiji Temple. It
houses the Daibatsu, which we know as the Great Buddha. This is the largest statue of the Buddha in
the world. The Temple, in which it is housed, was rebuilt in 1709
to two-thirds of its original size, and it is still the largest wooden building
in the world. The giant bronze Buddha is
impressive. We made our offerings and
lit incense. I was concerned that ...
... it was efficient, until we tried to catch a bus later in the afternoon, but I'll come back to that.
We found the bus stop, and boarded the moderately crowded Kobe loop bus headed for the Shin-Kobe ropeway. This ropeway is a 1.5km ropeway, taking around 10 minutes, running from near the Shin-Kobe train station, up to a herb garden at the top. According to wikipedia "Its scenic view is popular among tourists". Not this tourist. It was ...
... which was a lot of fun. We found our way back to the main street and walked back to the hostel, on the way eating a very interesting baked bun-type-thing which was pumped full of chocolate mousse-type-thing using a special machine. It was, again, delicious!
The next day we got up early and finally went to Nara! [The photos for Nara are in the next post!] It was really nice to be away from all of the intense concrete surrounds of the big cities, and find ourselves in a big ...