Travel Blogs from Kobe
... meet her daughters Hitomi and Haruka and her husband Sugimoto. While the restaurant was very nice and the food great the big surprise was how well both sisters and mothers got along. I'm sure both oil and water claimed responsibility for making the evening peaceful by keeping it non-confrontational (I know Mo did), but whatever the case we all had a nice time. Hitomi was charming and Marina had a great time getting to know her new cousins. Another great day in ...
... doing a little research, I was excited to find out the brand was founded in Osaka and has a flagship store there! Tom and I both got fitted and got the lastest pair of Wave Riders. 5) Osaka Castle Park We tested our our Mizuno sneakers at Osaka Castle Park. It was near the end of the day and great to jog around the castle and moat. 6) Train Store Tom is on a search for the Shinkasen model train so we hit up one more ...
I make my way to Mark's place after he meets me at a station near his place. Mark is, again, an English teacher. He is from Cardiff, Wales but doesn't sound one bit Welsh. He assures me that the Welshman in him will come storming out once he has had one or a few pints of his favourite tipple.
I get settled in the guest room at his relatively spacious third floor apartment relatively close to
the centre and then offer him some of the Pimms I've ...
... we could pick some up at the stadium before game time at 6 pm.
Graeme and I took almost an hour using connecting trains to get to Koshein Stadium. Bryan joined us there.
From the moment we boarded the second train it was clear that we were in a baseball crowd. The fans streamed onto the train, most wearing various types of Tiger paraphernalia. The train got so packed that I saw a train official have to push the last ...
... white map at the hotel as we left. While it gave us a sense of direction, it was
otherwise useless. It made reference to
different colors of subway lines, but being in black & white, didn’t
help. Most streets went unnamed and it
forgot to list several subway stations.
It looked like a map someone had done from memory. We navigated the dark side streets and with
only making a few wrong turns, we found the hotel and called it a ...