Shimabara Daiichi Hotel
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... photos and to admire the view.
However, Nagasaki's modern charm comes with a reminder of the past and a lesson to learn. Visit historical museums and bomb memorials for a lesson on what humanity is capable of and heed the warning; heartbroken, but informed, the charm is there to welcome you back to the present.
... br> Monday night I was back again in Hiroshima, same hostel, nice welcome back!
The road back this time not along the coast but inland, lead me to cross several high hills, before reaching Hiroshima.
Next day it was time to bring the bike to a repair shop, the chains live span,after now nearly 12 thousands kilometre, had done its duty.
Finally my stay in this city reached four days, first the bike was not ...
... acted as the only zone of entry for foreigners during Japan's 250 year seclusion from the rest of the world. In fact, after the removal of the Portuguese and Christian religion the only foreigners allowed were the Dutch traders of the Dutch East India company. However, they were forced to live on Dejima island, away from the Japanese population and were only visited by a limited numbers of merchants. Christianity was also ...
... In January 1955, purple spots had formed on her legs. Subsequently, she was diagnosed with leukemia (her mother referred to it as "an atom bomb disease"). She was hospitalized on February 21, 1955, and given, at the most, a year to live. After being diagnosed with leukemia from the radiation, Sadako spent her time in a nursing home folding origami paper cranes in hope of making a thousand of them. She was inspired to do so by the ...
... of current nuclear stockpiling. The bright spot are the countless streamers of paper cranes created by school children as a symbol of life that decorate the entry ways, the exits and the hallways leading to the disturbing pictures and artifacts. The museum was well organized, but tough to visit.
Our next stop, The Peace Park is a fabulous contrast to the sadness of the museum with tributes to peace represented by statues ...
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