This was our lucky day in the fact that both me and Sherwin were off at 3pm. We love Japan and it was an unscheduled overnight in Nagasaki! What could be better.
A geocache with some interesting information led me to this spot:
And very nearby is the geocache – the small thing in my hand. It is actually somewhere in the picture above, although not seen. We signed the paper inside the cleverly hidden little container.
Continuing down the steps there are some nice little gardens as well.
This led us to the supermarket, which was the ultimate in fun.
We stocked up on dried seaweeds and to-go items.
We took a funny sideways elevator to the top of the hill, near the glover gardens. We had a picnic and I flew my new kite.
This is where the camera died. We later took a big walk through Chinatown (always wondering – how is it that we end up eating Chinese food in Japan and Japanese food in China?) We also laughed at the prices on that Chinese food! We nearly ate there but decided to go for some real Japanese food. We found one of those traditional places, with a private booth and tatami mats. I wasn’t planning on taking off my shoes at the door, because I had a big hole in my sock. We got a locker for our shoes and were showed into our own little booth. I got plum wine with a little plum in it, in a clay cup, and Sherwin got a giant beer with a tiny glass beside it. We sampled all sorts of nice food and we managed to squeeze just one last picture out of the camera.
*Footnote: I have to tell this story because it still cracks me up.
At one point in the evening, we were standing at an intersection downtown when all these Japanese fashion-girls kept walking by – except they seemed to not be wearing any pants! We missed a couple traffic lights because Sherwin was just floored by this. As we sat in a corner fast food place having a drink, we had a good view of the intersection and the no-pants girls kept walking by! Sherwin was just beside himself at which point he had a revelation. “You know what,” he said to me, “All these girls are going somewhere – and we have to find that place!”
I laughed so hard I nearly fell off my stool.