Good days and then bad days

Trip Start Nov 03, 2011
Trip End Dec 04, 2011

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What I did
osaka castle,osaka aquarium,

Flag of Japan  , Ōsaka,
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

On sunday I went to osaka castle, a vast park area with moats etc. and a castle in the middle.It was a beautifull day the sun shining and the previous nights downpours had cleared the air of the haze of north asian polution.Sunday is probably a good day to just go there and hang out because thats what a lot of locals do.there was traditional drum music,classical playing for a while somewhere and lots of brass bands practising and baseball in one corner.
      The castle itselfe was a reconstruction that functioned as a museum but offered the photographer exellent veiws of the city on a clear day like this one,so made it worth while paying the hefty entrance fee.but all in all an excellent day.
     Monday was aquarium day and as is the nature of such places,I always end up feeling like mister bean after a while.but I had a good time anyway.
     Tuesday running out of readily available cash,I head for my first withdrawal after Kansai Airport.
At the post office but the machine wont recognise my cards even though it says it does those.
I find out on the web that citibank might work so i head into town to citibank.After walking the wrong way from the station for a bit, I eventually find the building.But I go into the wrong entrance wich is a smaller bank next door.My card wont work in their ATM's either.I go upstairs to see if I cant sort this.they tell me to go to the bank next door.But their is no bank next door because I was already next door and didnt know it.Yep! found citybank card worked!
     I also found Amerika Mura around the corner,and had a macdonalds at their cathedral of obesity.Hey! its Amerika Mura i'm allowed.Loud American music playing heaps of shops selling loud sporty american style and brand clothing etc.and the first seconhand clothing stores i've seen here selling used mostly american brand clothing for those that cant afford the brands new. I also found and underground record store called Time Bomb records.Also in and around Amerikamura
people kept taking my picture.Westerners must be a tourist attraction in this part of town.They probably dont get so many Americans since global economic thingy and this old Aussy will do!
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Mike on

Pretty ironic when the tourist travels 5000 kms to the tourist destination only to become the tourist attraction! Sounds like you're having a great time... making us all jealous.

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