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Sakura Cherry Blossom

Saturday 24 March 2019

This morning saw us heading off to Nishi Park.  This is a park that is known as a key cherry blossom (Sakura) viewing area and word locally is that the cherry blossoms have started to bloom.  543 more words

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Trains link Japan

Friday 23 March 2019

Today was another travel day as we relocated from Nagasaki back up to Hakata.  We again booked the 885 Kamome Limited Express Around the Kyushu, this time finding that carriage 1 was the last carriage, so instead of “driving” we had a great view of where we had just come from.  717 more words

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Morning view

I got up for sunrise but it was a bit ordinary so I went back to bed!

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Nosy Be

In the realm of African fauna, the animals of Madagascar are more conspicuous for what they aren’t. The satanic leaf-tailed gecko does not have the magnificence of a wildebeest horde, the tomato frog is no roaring lion, the fossa is a much lesser cat than the awesome cheetah. 419 more words

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When A Trading Post Becomes A National Park or A Grand Canyon Hotel!

Part of our tour of the Navajo and Hopi reservations were visits to different trading posts and shops along the way.   But nothing prepared me for the wonderful Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Ganado, Arizona. 589 more words

To Ubud and Beyond

Yesterday, Saturday, March 23rd, was our second, and last, tour with Nyoman.  I think we will all miss this lovely, young man; I also think that he will be one of most lasting memories of Bali.   591 more words

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