|Wednesday, Sept. 13
Nagasaki at night
| Nagasaki is as hilly as San Francisco. We rode maybe
a mile from the train station to Nagasaki
Youth Hostel. This was the only hostel where the two of us were not
allowed to stay in the same room, though no one seemed to be policing visits
between the men's side and the women's side.
Downtown Nagasaki at night was brightly lighted and bustling. We
walked around, admired the Bridge of Spectacles under a full moon, and
walked back to the hostel.
Meganebashi (Spectacles Bridge)
| We took a streetcar to Chinatown for champon, a local
specialty, which Rick described as "udon meets chowder." It's a hearty
noodle soup loaded with vegetables and seafood.
Built by a Chinese Buddhist monk in 1634, Spectacles Bridge is
the oldest Chinese-style twin-arch stone bridge in Japan. The name comes
from the eyeglasses-like reflection in the river.