Nagasaki Final Part: Giant Tortoises & Samauri

Nagasaki

Arising from slumber in Jenni’s house, we had the morning to freely explore the city. Taking to the streets we stumbled upon a shrine, as well as a giant silver man riding on the back of a tortoise… The shrine eerily and beautiful empty, riding up the side of one of Nagasaki’s many hills, it… Continue reading Nagasaki Final Part: Giant Tortoises & Samauri

Nagasaki Part 2: Around the Bay

Nagasaki

Venturing away from the museum, we rode into town. With Nagasaki sprawling out over the hills surrounding a river mouth, this took a deceptively long time. Existing somewhere between an American style grid system, with a number of European style buildings lining the streets and a few curved main road, it was delightfully dissimilar to… Continue reading Nagasaki Part 2: Around the Bay

Nagasaki Part 1: Musings from the Museum

And so the long weekend had finally arrived and it was time to make the pilgrimage to Nagasaki, the area of the second and to date, last, nuclear attack in the world. A night in Nakatsu Finishing school on Friday afternoon led to a flurry of activity – buying petrol, withdrawing cash and then I… Continue reading Nagasaki Part 1: Musings from the Museum