Thursday 13 Sept 07
It's 11.30pm now. I'm in my brand new room and Im exhausted. I got moved to a cute Japanese room, upon my request. It's so much better than my old Western room. I could live here.
Today we went to Miyajima Island. I loved it a lot! We got there by tram, then took a boat there. We saw the famous 'floating tori gate'. First from our boat and later from land. As soon as we got to the island, a raindeer appeared! Right in the ferry building! Actually the island was covered in deers! When we took the cable car/ ropeway up to the top of the mountain, then we saw monkeys too! Red faced wild ones. Very cute, but a bit scarier. The deers always come up to you, looking for papers to eat, but the monkeys aren't so friendly.
Miyajima was covered in souvenir shops! Tons and tons. I was out of money, so found an atm at the post office. But guesse what! It kept rejecting my pin number! Wtf o.o I was so dooomeeedd. While I was wondering what to do, by some miracle, my guide walked past. He advised me to go to Hiroshima to sort out the problem. So off I went back 'home' to Hiroshima *sigh*. Finally I found a bloody ATM beside the baseball stadium, and it took my pin number. Yay I had cash! I went back to the hotel, and by a great coincidence, our group was all arriving there at the time.
I decided to head back to Miyajima Island! "To see the sunset" *cough* souvenir shopping. See what I do for my friends. I want to buy them souvenirs. It was nice back on the island. There was no sunset, but thats ok. It was nice and warm there. I saw even more wild animals, like racoons! They were quite friendly.
The shops on the main little street are so unique! I have never seen anything like them in my life. They are completely unlocked, but 100% empty of people, even the light were off! So are they open or closed o.o Well the anwer is they are open. When you walk in, the lights come on and the store keeper creeps out from slumber out the back lol. I bought a lot of small cute things. David calls them 'tat'. It's British slang haha.
Finally at 8pm or so, I caught the boat and train back. Im so good with Japanese transport now =D Im not a lostie. No one was in the lobby upon arrival, so I emailed home, then decided to go explore the night life of Hiroshima on my own. I found a cute shop called Kiddy World or something, and bought a mogwai gremlin plushie toy. At 10pm everything shut. I still walked about lookin at the shops and people for a while. So much walking has really made me tired. It's now time to sleep yay. I hope I wake up in time tommorow. I need to pack, we are travelling again!