Setting off early Sunday morning with Mana driving her BMW and the Japanese special SatNav set for Takachiho Gorge was an interesting experience - specially as after finally hitting the Express Toll Way after nearly 1 hour - me thinking but we are going north not south - and then passing a sign
After a bit of shopping in the big centre on the outskirts of town and a bus ride back on our very own we had a quick cup of tea at home before the big event of the day namely a visit to the best Sushi restaurant in town courtesy of Mana.I had envisaged a big place filled with snooty waiters -
Today an outing to the famous fruit growing area around Kurume to buy Figs and visit the traditional tea shop where we went the first day after arriving 10 years ago.Khaki is the Japanese name for Persimmon or Sharon fruit by the way.We also saw many fruit trees with unusual fruits we had never
After a night of floor sleeping , very comfortable it was time for breakfast , the Japanese call a buffet style one for a Viking Breakfast - possibly because of raiding all the dishes ? who knows !We then set off in our very own speedboat for 56 people bound for Hiroshima Peace Park (we were
This morning we took the Shinkansen high speed train to Hiroshima then a small local train to Miyajima which is by the sea. We had lunch at a very traditional Eel restaurant Eel and Oysters being the delicacy of choice for this area. Then jumped on one of the ferries that leave regurlarly
The phot thing played up a bt so here are some more pictures
Hiromi was still working Friday so Mana took us to a Shopping Centre . Some interesting stores. Even the shop dummies were bowing. Hallowen stuff everywhere as well. I spent a long time in Uniqlo. Anita and I then had a quick secret walk around Hiro;s neighbourhood while poor Mana went home to
Good Morning from Japan,Anita and I have arrived after a very long journey - in fact at times it seemed endless ! The flght from London to Singapore was long but the crew were brilliant and so attentive.Changi airport fabulous but after 7 hours we had had enough specially as the flight to
Back in Gothenburg with the Karlssons and the "list". Trying desperately to catch up with the blog as have been without computer access for weeks. The car is extremely full but the chest of drawers did fit in1. As there was a small space left yesterday Margon and I hunted out a Weber BBQ for me.
Dad has been having some problems with pains in the back and this morning it all come to a head. A small pathetic voioe was heard from the bedroom - poor Dad could not stand up straight and was in a lot of pain. And he was due to go out guiding on a boat in the afternoon. And we were supposed to go
Another VFR (visiting friends and relations) tour 10 years after the first one
We are off on a Big Trip to visit friends in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.