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New Year's News

New Year's News

I have been sick since before Xmas, I have stayed home for almost two week. I am getting better and I hope to be better in time for work.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Hiroshima (the info)

So juan and i stayed in Hiroshima for two nights. We traveled down by night bus (an experience that i feel never needs to be repeated).

We arrived in Hiroshima on the morning of the 6th, which happens to be the memorial day when the city was bombed in 1945. Unfortunately, we missed the services by about 45mins, but the memorial park was filled with people spreading thier message of peace during the remainder of the day.

After visiting the museum we walked over to Hiroshima castle and then to the shukkeien garden. Travel is very easy in town. Street cars are the easiest form of transportation. Street cars Are one of the symbols of the city because 3 days after the atomic bomb went off, these cars were back up and running. Hiroshima city has even bought street cars from other cities who are shutting down thier car services. Which is why a variety of cars can be seen traveling the rails.
After dinner, a shower and a quick power nap we went back down to the peace memorial park where they were having a lantern ceremony. People were placing brightly colored paper lanterns into the water. musicians played thier songs of peace and love on the steps of the bank, while people of every age and nation congregated in memorial for those who had parted this earth in such a tragic way. Its amazing how this city is Still filled with so much hope and compassion. I hope to never forget it.

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