Japan :: Stuff to do in Fukuoka

“I don’t really like udon noodles… I tried them three times. Each time they sad “oh, THESE are special udon noodles, very special to this area, but they were ever good… I’ve tried them now. They are not really for me.”
– Peter

Peter’s #FOMO (fear of missing out) is probably bigger than mine… But then, I went with him to check out the food stalls even though I just got back to the hostel and was exhausted from walking around the whole day, just cause I didn’t want to miss out on anything, so… We might be the same…

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Japan :: Hiroshima Castle

“There are hardships and there are delights.”
– Japanese Proverb

Hiroshima Castle/Carp Castle was constructed in the 1590s, but was destroyed by the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945. It was rebuilt in 1958, a replica of the original that now serves as a museum of Hiroshima’s history before World War II.

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Japan :: Hiroshima Hypocenter

“I told him there was one city that they must not bomb without my permission and that was Kyoto.”
– Henry L. Stimson

Hiroshima and Nagasaki were on my list because of the a-bombs being dropped. I am a bit of a history buff, and visiting these places, actually standing where monumental historical events took place is very special to me.

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JAPAN :: Tokyo madness

“Like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo looking for spare parts on the planet Xenon”
– The side streets of Akihabara, according to Peter Carey

What do I want to remember from Tokyo? Meeting up with Tia & Rune, crossing the Shibuya crossing and realizing halfway through that I was crossing the Shibuya crossing(WOOP!), meeting Marlene & Bent, spending half an hour trying to get out of Shibuya Station upon arrival to the city… There’s so much. I liked Tokyo. I liked it a lot.

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Macau :: One day is enough

“Macau: weirdest place ever.”
– Nathanael

I went to Macau just to cross it off my list, really. It’s an easy ferry ride from Hong Kong and you REALLY don’t need more than a few hours to get a feel for the place. A bonus is that the casinos/hotels have free shuttles that take you everywhere so you don’t pay for transport. I thought this was only to the major casinos so I was pleasantly surprised.

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Myanmar :: Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa.

The only I really wanted to see in Yangon was the Shwedagon Pagoda so I settled on a hotel within walking distance and planned this ONE thing for my time here. Turned out great, since I got sick when I hit Myanmar and ended up just lying in bed for three days.

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