Day 22: On the road again

After three weeks in Japan it’s time to move on and we are thankful to have had such a great start to our trip.  Even though we’re leaving the country behind, the people, temples, shrines, gardens, futons, Washlets, and sushi will come along with us in our memories.  Our flight from Fukuoka to Manila had…

Day 21: Peace Man

We learned a lot on our memorable day trip to Nagasaki and were pleased to have visited the second city flattened by the atomic bomb.  Despite the horrific events it experienced, the city seems to have a good vibe and we can only speculate that time continues to heal it’s wounds.  The Atomic Bomb Museum…

Day 20: Eye in the Sky

Our pace in Fukuoka has slowed down a bit and it’s been nice to take things in a at a more relaxed speed.  It’s modern, has lots of shopping and restaurants, and is one of the world’s most livable cities.  For centuries it has been the gateway to the rest of Asia (and the world)…

Day 18: Not your average Ramen

Hakata Ramen is Fukuoka’s take on the famous dish that is enjoyed throughout the world.  Every night at about six the yatai (open air food stalls) that line the streets start serving the noodle dish, grilled chicken skewers, tempura, and oden among other items.  The thin ramen noodles are served in a pork broth and…