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Oysters & Momiji Manjyu

I have a gripe with people staying in hostels, I get that you come in late that’s fine but seriously do you need to go through every plastic bag in your bag......numerous times???? Anyway whinge over this has been our home for the past few nights
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Since everyone else was up early in the dorm we headed off to Miyajima, took a street car & the ferry to get there and the weather well it was overcast and we did have some light rain but it didn’t stop us. We roamed the streets for a while, so many souvenir shops we soon got sick of them and the deer roaming the island well they just blended in after a while.

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We braved the crowds (mostly tour groups) and walked around The Itsukushima shrine as the tide started to go out.

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And why does anyone go to Miyajima....to see the O-Torii Gate of course, we were there long enough to see it before & after the tide went out. Sadly it really does look like it’s in a dire need of a good paint job but this is one of my favourite photos, you can see the size of it with the people around.
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There was also the Daigan-Ji temple nearby we took a quick look at.

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It felt like we were doing the hike but instead it was only a stroll to the ropeway, there was a sign that said 10mins, 7 if you run a little. Pretty sure distance is one of those things lost in translation. There’s two different cable cars that take you to the Shishiiwa observatory and of course this is when it decides to throw down some light rain, when we’re on top of a mountain. Since the views weren’t great we opted not to summit Mt Misen.

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Now this is the point we start to get ‘hangry’ and we’ll we had been told to try the oysters, it’s what there known for and well when in Rome. I tried an oyster and well wasn’t that keen on it but still I ate it pretty sure the fact it was grilled & had been flavoured with sake helped hahaha

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Another thing they are known for on Miyajima is Momiji Manjyu I guess it’s a biscuit with some kind of filling, well I had been told to try the deep fried version. So that’s a sponge cake with some filling (the pig I am tried two custard & cheese both great) then dipped in batter & deep fried.

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Last night after been inspired all day I attempted another paper crane (don’t ask about my one the night before it was crane like that’s about it) to leave to join the thousands for the next peace Memorial Day in August.

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Posted by ChristieA 01:06 Archived in Japan Tagged food japan temple animal asia shrine hiroshima Comments (0)

We're Going On A Croc Hunt

Again words cannot explain today and the pictures cannot do it justice...The Daintree & Cape Tribulation. We took a tour that took us to Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas, lunch at the beach house, how disappointed I was that I didn't see a croc on the beach, some amazing views, a boardwalk through the rain Forrest (again. I croc), an ice cream stop and a croc cruise where we saw a baby & a 3m or so croc.

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Note - women wear sports bras on this tour or get a bus with a better suspension

Posted by ChristieA 23:23 Archived in Australia Tagged rainforest australia animal queensland Comments (0)

The lion sleeps tonight while we sip beer at the zoo!!

Simba was really sleeping, well dozing more to the point. Pumba was running around not wanting to pose for a pic, Timon well he wasn't there. No we didn't jet off to Africa today just spent some time at the Hamburg Zoo. Properly the best zoo I've been too, great selection of animal and the enclosures were barely noticeable. We made sure to pop into the kangaroos and say g'day mate. Even stumbled across some dinosaurs but there conversational skills were pretty non existent. We came across a kiosk selling beer yes beer inside the zoo, we have discovered anything goes in Hamburg.

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Tomorrow we board the train for Poland, my feet & legs are looking forward to a rest day

Posted by ChristieA 08:18 Archived in Germany Tagged zoo germany animal hamburg Comments (0)

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