Travel Blogs from Kobe
October 10 to October 17, 2013
Nagasaki: All is well
segment can also be known as: Touring Guam with the Baptist Pastors,
out-running a Typhoon on the way to Kobe, waiting out a Typhoon in
Kobe, Sailing the Inside Sea of Japan, and a peaceful day in
Nagasaki. Note: Japan does not allow satellite internet transmission
within 12 miles of its shore, there have been some free connections
but we ...
... Family Mart et al convenience stores, they also put vending machines everywhere. Even in restaurants. And should you not be too familiar with Japanese cuisine, that's okay, they make replicas of everything so you can see what you will get and how much it will cost. Some of the plastic models are so realistic that it's hard to tell it apart.
So is it expensive? Well yes and no. Trains are ridiculously pricey, but we found ...
... but she was fearful in case there was some meat or animal fats in the food, and decided not to.
Later on in the day, we took the shuttle back to the Queen Mary 2, to find a troupe of Japanese drummers in their regalia, on the quay, going through their routine providing entertainment to the embarking and disembarking passengers and associated on-lookers.
We freshened up on the ship, had a light snack in Kings Court, and then left the ship ...
Today was the first official day of the conference and the amount of participants almost doubled. The talks were pretty interesting, the speakers were from all over the world (mostly from Canada and US, however).
I met up with Maran for lunch and we had some pasta and Japanese-style pizza. Maran is documenting the food we had, so I might be able to post it here later ...
... to get the bike back. When we visited our Ward Office last week, we brought the poster with us and hoped someone could give us more information. Our favorite Ward Office employee, who's wife is a university English professor, was there and he got us sorted out. Now we knew how to get the bike back. It was just 2 train lines and 45 minutes away. And it would only cost 2,500 Yen to retrieve.
One weekend morning we headed out with ...