Shimabara Daiichi Hotel
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... like Hiroshima most of the historic stuff in the city was totally destroyed. Bits have been partially recreated but its just not like seeing the real thing.
The sights that I did see were the Glover gardens ( he was a Scottish guy who did a lot of trading with Japan in the mid 1800's and helped westernise Japan - got himself a Japanese wife too), the former homes of the city's early European residents (including ...
... had picked up to a light rain, which is thankfully the most that happened. The shopping district was mostly covered though. I saw my first KFC in Japan, right next to a McDonalds. They had a life-size Colonel Sanders apparently scaring people away, as it was empty inside. I grabbed a $1 cheeseburger at McDonalds, and it tasted the same. I moved on. I walked around the shops for some time, looking at all the different eateries and places lining the ...
... openly displayed. I decided to walk back through the backstreets of Nagasaki to see what i would stumble upon. I saw a sign that said 'one legged torii gate shrine' and because i got curious i decided to take the 500m detour and go visit the shrine, hoping maybe for another drawing in my seal book. When i got there i was slightly surprised since there was only a one legged torii gate and nothing more. I read on the plaque that there had been a shrine a this place but it was ...
... press the emergency brake to stop the escalator from moving. With the help of another man we managed to get the elderly person back on his feet. Meanwhile the personnel from the station had arrived to provide some assistance. After making sure the man was allright and receiving about a hundred 'arigatou gozaimashite' i said my goodbyes and went on my way. As i arrived on the platform the 'Limited Express Kamone' was already waiting for me on the ...
... to tell you something; Mia has also had a boyfriend and crush too! And I've forgotten who's Mia's boyfriend is. But beautiful innocent Mathew is on the hook! I don't want to leave him, noooooooooooo!!! Anyway, thanks for listening diary! XOXO ...
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