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We checked out of our hotel in Hiroshima and took a street car to the bullet train to Fukuoka.
Arriving to the city, we did the mistake of taking the green bus to the hotel. It took it 75 minutes to travel 5 km. We wanted to kill the driver. :)
We arrived at the huge hotel and checked in. We weren't upgraded at first from our executive deluxe room on the 30th floor, but after a chat with the front desk manager, we were upgraded to a gorgeous ...
... Sadly I only got to spend a few hours here as I transferred back to Tokyo from Fukuoka. My two Swiss friends spent a few says in Fukuoka as they sailed to Korea from its port and I sort of wish I could have stayed a little longer because it looked like they had a great time!
... so because I had no idea how to get on the ferry. Lack of language proficiency on both sides ended with me boarding a VIP car to be taken straight through immigrations and directly to the International Terminal. Everything went great until it was time to board the plane. I decided to take a selfie with the plane behind me. As I'm squinting at the sun and trying to pretend that I'm not going blind, I hear someone shouting "NO PICTURES". Lucky me I managed to sneak one ...
Caught a bus to Fukuoka - my rail pass is finished. Buses are about half the price of rail, although that does depend on whether you get a fast train ( Shinkensen), a super express, an express or a local train. I wanted to try the intercity buses and it was only a 2.5 hour ride anyway. Pretty good too.
Continually surprised by how hilly ( mountains!!!) Japan is, and how much is covered by forest. The trip from Nagasaki to Fukuoka ...
... and their belongings. Shadows left on walls, melted rosaries, and severe skin-melting burns.
The whole museum was sobering. It finished with a recap on which countries have how many nukes, and that was it. Just as I was leaving, a few school groups were funneling their way into the exhibit.
From there I walked down to ground zero, where you can see (encased in glass), a portion of the ground that was preserved after the blast. I took my time walking ...
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