Today is day 8-9 and I have surpassed a third of my jobless holiday. It has been great to be honest. Despite having withdrawal symptoms – I am feeling better now. To have time to think about life. Two things in my mind for sure – I wish I had travelled more when I was younger and I am wish I am much fitter. Not that current fitness level is stopping me for doing anything, but being fitter will allow me to do more!
Back to My holiday. Nagasaki is a port town. Back during the Shogunate era, Nagasaki is the only port that was opened to foreigners. In fact only to the Dutch. That’s why when you walk around Nagasaki – you do see a lot of Dutch influences. This is way before the English and American started coming.
Observing how the population works, I think the town is more of a trading town. There are not much of professionals around (like bankers and such). Well this could be because I am not staying at the posh area.
During my visit here, there were two major things that I visited and learnt. Gunkanjima(or Hashima) and Atomic Bomb.
My trip in Nagano is done. I’ve achieved couple of things:
Went to see the temples in the city (and also experienced Murphy’s Law where most of my cameras are not working except for my phone!
Visited a Winter Olympics site – never been to one before!
Saw some Snow Monkey!
So today.. I am off to my second destination. Somewhere which is quite far and takes a total of 3 hours train ride (~300km).
Me in front of the train tracks heading. I will be heading towards Kanazawa first in which I will switch train to Thunderbird and go to Kyoto.
After I reached Kanazawa, I had a nice lunch at Maimon Sushi. I had sushi here before and hence why I came back here to eat it. It is not as good as Endo in Osaka but it is already great.
Set of 9 sushi with Tamago
The total for the set is JPY2300 which includes 9 pieces of sushi, miso soup and a hand roll. Pretty decent.
After the meal, I then had my first Cremia if the trip. Awesomenesss as always. Unfortunately, I didn’t took any photos. Lol.
After dessert, got back to the train and I am in Kyoto. This is the second time I am here. The first time was when I went to Osaka and dropped by to Kyoto for a day trip. Visited Fushami Inari. This trip I don’t think I will be visiting the Shrines but we shall see.