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... this choir is a Holland
America tradition on long cruises. We will sing at three events, one
for Veteran's Day, then for the South Pacific Show, and finally on
the last night at sea. It seams we all wear our HAL bathrobes for
the concerts. Time will tell. I am also learning water color
painting and drawing, Tom says I am doing well, he loves me and
knows my work will make it to the refrigerator. Tom is connecting
with a veterans group who ...
... no locks on bikes, and very little immigration (as well as very limited wifi).
That last, establishing a connection, was just a thought. They seem to have been able to pass on generations of etiquette and adapt it to new circumstances without it being compromised or corrupted. How?
There is also no grass, at least green grass, no flowers, no blossom, no birds, no tourists .... ah I have come at the wrong time of year. This place will be magical in a couple of ...
... a slow stroll down taking in the sights, sounds and smells as we went.
When we got the we decided to do the Aquarium first and then the boat ride as we would then hopefully miss the hottest part of the day.
After getting the wrong ticket (doh) and then having to exchange them we made our way into the Aquarium. This is a fairly excellent Aquarium with really big tanks for the fish, mammals, crusteceans they have.
One of the first areas ...
... home played. Although usually I am not a big fan of Bach, I really liked this concert. It was a bit weird that I was the only one under 35 and the only gaijin (non-japanese).
As last part of this blog, a bit about Japanese train travel, because to get from Osaka to Hiroshima, my next destination I took the most expensive train there is; Shinkansen. It amounted to almost €1.20 per minute!!!! It is a Japanese bullet train that goes 300 km/h on a separate track from ...
... laid out streams and walkways.
When we finished enjoying the shrine grounds, we picked our stuff from the first hotel and moved it to the second hostel, where we were able to check in and relax for a little while. Then we had a lunch at a fancy restaurant located in a rooftop garden.
Then we went for a walk around Kobe, and visited a few places, like ...