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Day 4: Tuesday 18th November Visit to Nara and the Gion area of Kyoto. We take a short local train journey to Japan's former capital, Nara. Here among other attractions we visit the celebrated Great Buddha statue. This giant representation of the Buddha has been seated in a characteristic meditative state for over 1000 ...
... drum line. It appears I have picked the perfect weekend to come here. There is a big competition this weekend showcasing the local talent. There are musical presentations and dancers set up at various stages throughout the community and everyone is invited to voted for their favourite one.
With sun beating down on me I start making my way around to the sights. It's too hot today to just stand still and I can feel the ...
... took some time (and some walking) until we got our first good glimpse at the brighly lit castle sitting high above the rest of the fortress. It was really an awe inspiring site to look at.
We left the castle grounds on the other site and walked on to the next subway station to take the train back to Namba (the central station) to tick of yet another box. We had to get some Okonomiyaki (I tried this in Hiroshima with my ...
January 21, 2014
Today we went on a tour to Angkor Thom and
Angkor wat. We went on top of a pyramid shaped tower and when we were climbing
up the stairs we thought that was steep but the stone original stairs were even
We took a couple pics and there's one pic
of me up at the top. And going down was
even harder (especially ...
... to walk an underground walk straight across the intersection. Instead, once I got underground there was a network of wide hallways leading off in different directions. There were lights and LED signs pointing in different directions, all in Japanese. I chose the one leading in the direction I thought I should go and it turned out to be the right choice. Soon I was on the other side of the intersection. What an impressive underground walkway to avoid the busy ...