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Travel Blogs from Takahama
Gah woke up with such a sore back since the bed had a metal bar right down the center :( But I got to have a filling bacon and egg sandwich from Denny's to make up for it.
Today we went and checked out the Science Museum. One would think this would be a quick stop, but no, 6 different levels of different areas of science and interactive equipment plus a chocolate history display meant a good half of the day. Sadly the chocolate display didn't have ...
... end the day we caught up with two of Caitlin's friends in the area for a light show. We walked around with our beer and took in the beautiful displays then headed on for more food and drinks before calling it a night. We headed to our hotel in Nagoya and found a small room with basically just a bunk bed in it, though for $20 each it was more than fine.
Goal: Open my eyes whilst on the scary rides
Status: I did...well most of the time ...
... soup with one of the teachers from Caitlin's school at a little hut tucked away in the middle of nowhere. An older gentleman brought our food into the one room hut and cooked live fish in front of us. An experience to say the least, but all so delicious and fresh. Plus plenty of warm sake to help it all go down :)
Goal: Check out the surroundings without getting lost
Status: Only managed to take the wrong street ...
... and Nabana no Sato. My mom is getting weaker these days and I was worried that she might not be able to walk up from the car park to the main house of worship, but she managed to complete the pilgrimage. Because we don't know whether we can do this again together in the future, we were very happy with the successful pilgrimage. Then we explored in Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho. We tasted Akafuku rice cake, Matsusaka beef skewer, and sweet ...
... pearl lovers). We could also see a demonstration from the women
divers called “ana” in Japanese. There are still a few working pretty much in
the same conditions (no real equipment and diving in water of 10 degrees or
less) although overall the techniques have been modernised quite a lot from
Mikimito’s first creation of a cultivated pearl.
The following day, the sun was back (no doubt to celebrate ...