Kobe Portopia Hotel
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... Whilst mostly aimed at high-school children (though it only had adult visitors today), it was informative, interesting and humbling, if a bit cheesy with its presentation at points.
We were allocated an English-speaking volunteer guide to talk us through some of the exhibits who was absolutely lovely, but almost a bit too helpful – after explaining something he'd whisk us quickly on to the next ...
... orderly rows.
And the other thing that added to the illusion of high school was that the meals were stupidly cheap. Main meals, which were actually really quite tasty, were around $6 each. We got all of our 5 meals, plus sides, soups and entrees, plus bottomless drinks for less than the cost of the 3 kids meals at the Hard Rock Cafe just down the hallway. And I didn't even have to pay forced gratuities at this restaurant!
October 10 to October 17, 2013
Nagasaki: All is well
segment can also be known as: Touring Guam with the Baptist Pastors,
out-running a Typhoon on the way to Kobe, waiting out a Typhoon in
Kobe, Sailing the Inside Sea of Japan, and a peaceful day in
Nagasaki. Note: Japan does not allow satellite internet transmission
within 12 miles of its shore, there have been some free connections
but we ...
My main purpose in Osaka changed from vacation to business. As I landed I had to start getting things in order (finding an apartment, meeting the school staff and students, finalizing contractual information etc). Now we all know moving is no easy task. Moving in a foreign country hundreds of miles away is eve harder. The bureaucracy added the the already foreign language can be bothersome. Finding movers, viewing apartments, getting ...
... I was fairly confident that I could call myself fluent. I chuckled to myself as I walked through the third floor of Kansai airport, thinking about how I'm going to order a coffee in fluent Japanese and surprise them with my amazing diction. But just to test the water, I decided to start with something simple: a cappuccino from Starbucks. How could I go wrong? 'Konbanwa!' a cheerful young woman greeted me. 'Hai...' I managed to say, feebly. 'Cappuchino ...