Travel Blogs from Kobe
... in the car and off we went. As locals, they knew
where everything was, and were even willing to go through the process
of getting a day pass for the base. Tom was very pleased, it was
perfect. We then took them to a local restaurant for lunch and made
a donation to the work of their church. A hoped for adventure that
was almost lost turned into a wonderful adventure and the
opportunity to meet very nice people.
... into the dryer and passed the time waiting for them to dry by browsing the shops in Amemura. Sean and Deb decided to pass on the Football and go shopping for jackets for them both. Marc and I went to see Cerezo Osaka v FC Tokyo. The atmosphere the Japanese fans generate at their games is just amazing. So well done with the flags, the colour and the singing. Cerezo won the game 1-0. Tokyo were unlucky having two goals disallowed for ...
... the road before sleeping night one in the land of the rising sun, and may I rise fit and well on the dawn. MW Arrived Osaka - 4.30pm ish Amazing, amazing, amazing place. It was very rough coming in, we flew through a lot of turbulence and stormy weather and the plane was bouncing all over the place, the wings groaning and creaking. It was grey and rainy and breezy on the ground, Seemed similar weather to home, it is autumn here so I could relate to the early darkness ...
... time. On board is a large
hot tub which was closed yesterday due to the rough water but is open
today. I passed the morning soaking,
reading, wandering in and out of doors, writing and studying Chinese. Now I can hardly tell I’m on a boat minus the
purr of the engine below. After not
seeing anything on the horizon all morning, I can now see large islands to the
south but still nothing straight ahead.
The water ...
... lunch we wondered around the underground shopping complex for a bit and stumbled upon an amazing souvenir shop. It was full of all kinds of cute, pretty and silly objects, both useless and useful, ranging in price from a few dollars to a few thousands. Everything was of extremely high quality and it made the choice of souvenirs very hard!
After the conference there ...