Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Haijima, Hiroshima & beyond

Well, here I am in Haijima, near Tokyo, after many hours of air-conditioned captivity. Don't know how Scanner manages it; airports almost every week etc. I'm sure he could write a travel guide on how to survive in this way.

Well, here are a couple of pics - me at the site of the first atomic bomb explosion, the dome in Hiroshima. 200,000 people died immediately after the first explosion.............impossible to imagine.....

Also, one of the older Shinkansen (bullet) trains. The train system here is incredible - on time to the second and just generally very efficient.




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