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 ...
... a statement of our mood than the temple. We headed home after this. I feel that the beauty of these shrines should be in their peacefulness and the energy that generates. I felt that energy at the smaller temples and assumed it would be magnified at the larger ones, instead it was lost completely. I think we underestimated the cold and lacked preparation, bit of a rant today, I know. I'm hoping for a better second half. ...
... It was fun though. They're all wearing their school uniforms so it's easy to avoid them if need be, hehe.
Once you get to the temple, you walk through the large torii (gate) and see the beautiful pagoda and sand/rock garden. The path makes its way all around the grounds and there are places every so often to stop and take pictures. It's not a huge place but it was very lovely and not too crowded.
After this, I walked back down the street with all of the vendors ...
... banquet which me and Maran could attend. The venue was pretty interesting: a place called Kobe Kachoen, a giant greenhouse filled with tropical plants, flowers and various birds. Unfortunately most birds were asleep so late in the evening, but we saw some slightly dazed owls of different sizes, ducks and even penguins! I approached the penguins corralled behind a low fence ...
Day started off well with a good breakfast in Starbucks we are ashamed to say. Just couldn't cope with the idea of another boiled egg from the kettle or a raw one over rice - yuk. Afterwards we set off across town to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Found it no problem - shame it was closed! Still we got a good view over Hiroshima. Everywhere you go there are little road signs telling you about what used to stand there before ...