Travel Blogs from Kobe
... had been
stationed. By the time we reached Guam, he had given up on trying to
actually find the buildings he had lived and worked but some how we
always seem to just fall into circumstances that lead to adventures.
And this was the case for Tom's, revisit Guam adventures.
docked, it was once again raining but warm, we took the ship's
shuttle bus to the center and were going to do a good walk about and
visit the ...
... those of their own.
Many marriages are still pre-arranged.
Social outings as well, are usually segregated. There are even train cars for women only,
during peak travel periods. Men still
rule this society. And while half of the
workforce is women, only 8% ever reach the executive level. Women make up only a third of college
students, and rarely ever attend graduate school. Women will leave the workforce to raise their
families. Men work ...
... from west Japan before he returned to the east so he spent the first two days showing me Osaka which was a godsend as it was all a little confusing to start with and there aren't as many English signs as I would have liked so it was great to have someone who could speak Japanese and explain how everything worked, starting with the subway network. Its a fabulous system and as I travelled on it made it so easy to get around however at the start it was a little baffling as they have so ...
... of them waddled closer with a look of mild interest. I offered it my hand with the intention of poking the thing, but it had a different idea about human hands and nibbled on it a little. When the hand turned out to be inedible to the penguin, it turned around to walk away, so I managed to poke its stubby tail.
The food at the banquet was rather underwhelming. Most of ...
... they have bathing of different nations and have turkish baths. (Spas and Saunas from around the world, this looks fun! http://www.spaworld.co.jp/english/servi ce.html). A short train ride away is Himeji castle. Tennoji also has something like the Blackpool Tower.
Osaka station is a large complex connecting Osaka and Umeda stations. A bit like Waterloo and Charing Cross connected in central London. Underneath are several ...
- Free parking